About David Veale

The Priory Hospital North London

The Priory Hospital North London is a private hospital for the treatment of mental health problems with a specialist service in OCD, BDD, addictions, depression, emetophobia and borderline personality disorder. The hospital opened in 1986 and has established a good reputation for providing a high standards of care. It is located in a secluded part of Southgate, London.

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The Priory Hospital North London

The Priory Hospital North London

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital North London where I see private and some NHS patients. The hospital was designed by John Nash and, in my opinion, is the most beautiful psychiatric hospital in the world. Our team provides specialist treatment for adults or adolescents with OCD and related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, as well as depression, PTSD and emetophobia and borderline personality disorder. Details of obtaining a private assessment are here.

The South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

The Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit is based at the Bethlem Royal Hospital (pictured). It provides a specialist residential service by intensive CBT for severe OCD and BDD. Both units are part of the South London and Maudsley Trust.

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The South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

The South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital. I am also based at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital (pictured above). Both units are part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Our team provides a specialist service for adults with Obsessive Compulsive and related disorders. Details of obtaining an NHS appointment are here.

Institute of Psychiatry, KCL

The Institute of Psychiatry provides post-graduate education and carries out research in psychiatry, psychology, and allied disciplines, including basic and clinical neurosciences. The Institute is world renowned for the quality of its research and it became a school of King’s College in August 1997.

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Institute of Psychiatry, KCL

Institute of Psychiatry, KCL

I am a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, where I teach and conduct research. We are seeking participants and funding for research in OCD, BDD and emetophobia.

Books and publications

The “Overcoming” series published by Robinson are the bestselling self-help treatment manual based on cognitive behaviour therapy.

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Books and publications

Books and publications

I am co-author of 4 self-help books, one treatment manual, and about 90 peer reviewed publications. Details of “Overcoming Obsessive Disorder” and my other books are listed below.

OCD Action Trustee

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

OCD Action Trustee

OCD Action Trustee

I am a trustee and past Chairman of OCD Action, a charity for individuals and carers of those with OCD and related disorders such as BDD. It provides valuable information and an advocacy service to people with OCD.

The BDD Foundation

The BDD Foundation

The BDD Foundation

The BDD Foundation

I am a trustee of the BDD Foundation, a charity for individuals of BDD and their carers. It aims to educate and reduce suffering from BDD and to raise vitally needed funding for research.

The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP was founded in 1972 as an interest group for people involved in the practice and theory of behaviour therapy and later cognitive therapy.The Association has grown both numerically (from 195 members originally to over 7,500 in year 2010) and in the scope of functions it undertakes.

The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies

The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies

I was President of the BABCP from 2006-2008 and Hon. Treasurer from 1996-1999. I remain as Chair of the Research Fund sub-committee and Fellowship sub-committee. I am on the Editorial Board for the BABCP journals. I was previously accredited by the BABCP as a cognitive behaviour therapist.

NICE Guidelines for OCD and BDD

The NICE guidelines on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) covers the care people with OCD or BDD can expect to receive from healthcare professionals and what treatments may be offered, including psychological therapies and medication.

NICE Guidelines for OCD and BDD

NICE Guidelines for OCD and BDD

I was a member of the NICE Guideline development group for the treatment of OCD and BDD in 2006. The guidelines can be downloaded from here. I was Chair of The NICE  Evidence Update for OCD in 2013, which can be downloaded from here.

My Books

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

By David Veale & Robert Willson

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is the fourth most common mental health problem. Sufferers are plagued by a recurring thought, image or urge that just won’t go away (the obsession) and are then crippled by a compulsion to try to cope with their fear. For example people may fear being contaminated and so endlessly wash their hands, or they may fear disaster will strike at home and need to check the gas is turned off a hundred times before they are able to leave the house. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has been clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of OCD significantly for the majority of people and in this book we provide a self-help approach to overcoming the condition. This accessible guide explains how readers can reduce the distress of intrusive thoughts and images, face fears, and overcome compulsions.

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Manage your Mood: How to use Behavioural Activation Techniques to overcome depression

Manage your Mood: How to use Behavioural Activation Techniques to overcome depression

By David Veale & Robert Willson

Behavioural Activation, a variation of Cognitve Behaviour Therapy is an effective approach in managing depression. It is ideally suited to self-help. By understanding and changing behaviours such as avoidance and ruminating, sufferers can gradually reinforce their positive experiences and decrease the behaviour which maintains their depression. This title includes worksheets and practical problem-solving techniques. It adopts a step-by-step approach to analysing and changing behaviours. It includes an explanation of depression; case studies; and advice on diet, alcohol and drugs, St John’s Wort and medication.

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Overcoming Body Image Problems and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Overcoming Body Image Problems and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

By David Veale, Robert Willson & A. Clark

Many people may have a negative body self-image but, for an increasing number of people, this can turn into a more serious preoccupation. One to two per cent of the population will develop Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition characterised by severe preoccupation with a perceived defect in one’s appearance. Body image problems are also linked to eating disorders and disfigurements. However, they can be successfully treated with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and the book provides a step by step guide.

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Overcoming Health Anxiety

Overcoming Health Anxiety

By David Veale and Rob Willson.

How can you stop worrying about your health and enjoy life? Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes severe, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting their doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be successfully treated with cognitive behaviour therapy – the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach we explain how the problem develops, how to recognise what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it. Accessible and reassuring Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises. Includes specific help for dealing with fear of death and fear of vomiting.

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A treatment manual

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A treatment manual

By David Veale & Fugen Neziroglu

This book is written for health professionals. Both hardback and paperback editions are available.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual is the first publication to provide both an overview of the current knowledge of BDD and a treatment manual using cognitive behaviour therapy and medication. Owing to a lack of research, BDD is often misdiagnosed and treated inappropriately. Patients frequently mask their main condition and present with symptoms of depression, social phobia, or obsessive–compulsive disorder, resulting in treatment with misdirected therapies and inappropriate anti–psychotic medication.

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Contact Details

Tel: 020 8920 5611 (Secretary at the Priory)

Tel: 020 8882 8191 (Hospital Number)

Fax: 020 8447 8138

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