Andrew Vidgen

Location of practice: Andrew is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Cardiff area with over 15 years experience of working in a range of mental health, voluntary and social services settings.
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Following his undergraduate studies, Andrew completed a MSc in Forensic Psychology and was awarded his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cardiff in 2001. Andrew completed his supervision training between 2004 and 2008.

Since qualifying in 2001, Andrew has worked in the Cardiff area in forensic services, community mental health, crisis resolution and home treatment and more recently in rehabilitation and recovery services. As such, he has experience of regularly supervising a range of mental health disciplines, including: clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health nursing and occupational therapy. Andrew also has extensive training experience which he has developed as a Senior Tutor for Adult Mental Health for the South Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, Honorary Lecturer for the MSc in Psychiatry (2004-2008), Senior Tutor for the Association of Psychological Therapies (www.apt.ac/apttutors.html) and delivery of a number of local and national training events.

As well as full time commitments in the NHS as a Consultant Psychologist and Principle Lead for the South Wales Doctoral Programme, Andrew has been in private practice for the last 9 years or so, working with a range of clients with a range of mental health problems.

Andrew is currently undertaking training in Systemic Psychotherapy at the Family Institute, University of Glamorgan.