Satwant Singh

Nurse Consultant in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. ~ William James (1842-1910)

Satwant Singh qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990. He specialises in mental health and qualified as Registered Mental Nurse in 1992.

Satwant went on to complete an MSc in Mental Health Intervention and later a post graduate diploma in Cognitive Therapy at Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy. In 2013 he gained his MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally he has had extensive training both in the UK and US. Satwant is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and is accredited as a therapist, trainer and supervisor by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, Behavioural Couples Therapist and supervisor, Interpersonal Psychotherapist.

Satwant has worked as a therapist both in the private sector and the NHS providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has extensive experience in working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. He has worked with large organisations in developing a culture of mental and physical well- being. He was appointed as Nurse Consultant in CBT and Mental Health in 2003 and currently he is a Clinical Lead for an IAPT service.

Satwant set up the first innovative primary care CBT service in East London in 2001 with therapists based in GP surgeries. The success of this service was replicated in 2005 the Newham Demonstration site for the initial government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) pilot where he was the deputy clinical lead. The IAPT programme is now available throughout England. Currently he is a Clinical Lead for an IAPT service.

Satwant has been providing teaching and training both nationally and internationally. He regularly presents at conferences. He provides supervision to a range of clinicians both in the UK and internationally and is a regular reviewer for academic journals and which is a online resource of professionally reviewed mental health and wellbeing mobile applications (apps). Additionally, Satwant supervises both qualified and trainee CBT therapists.

Currently, he facilitates the first UK's national treatment group for those suffering from hoarding disorder. This group was set up in 2005 and provides group based therapy. He has developed innovative experiential interventions for the treatment of hoarding disorder. He has undertaken research and published on hoarding disorder together with his colleague Dr Colin Jones.

His research interests include hoarding disorder, first and second languages and impact on therapy.


Media Appearances

Radio Interviews
  • All in the Mind 28th October 2004 - Listen here
  • Talk Radio Europe 29th August 2011
  • BBC Radio Lancashire 6th May 2013
  • National Geographic Taboo Series- Hoarding 2011 - Watch here
  • My Hoarder Mum and Me- BBC August 2011- - Watch here
  • The World of Compulsive Hoarders Channel 4 2007- Watch here
  • Guarding Society 26th January 2005
  • Grass Roots- Tina Bexson
  • Environmental Health Journal February 2005
  • Compulsive Behaviour- Tina Bexson
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