Andrew qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2007. He then began working with Combat Stress, a military veteran’s mental health charity. Whilst serving for 10 fantastic years, only leaving due to redundancy. He had the privilege to help treat veterans with PTSD and associated conditions. Using interventions that included; anxiety and depression management, grounding and relaxation techniques such as breathing techniques and mindfulness.
Andrew qualified as an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) in 2011, treating psychological trauma. This therapy was used in conjunction with CBT principles. He now works with Inclusion, an integrated MH and substance misuse service at HMP Oakwood. Andrew continues to have the opportunity help treat PTSD symptoms and to use EMDR with service users, including veterans.