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Senior Director and Lead Consultant at Cathexis Psychotherapy


“At Cathexis Psychotherapy we believe in the quality of clinical treatments based in the latest and best research evidence for effectiveness and efficiency, and in innovative education and training for clinicians in the delivery of these clinical treatments”

Dr Stephen Buller


Dr SteDr Stephen Bullerphen Buller has had a long and distinguished career as clinician, academic, researcher, educator and trainer. For more than thirty years Steve has had a lead role in NHS Psychotherapy Services, more recently as Service Manager and Senior Clinical Specialist in specialist psychological therapies in mental health services in Derby City and Derbyshire.


Steve has extensive training and experience across a range of psychotherapeutic models, working with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings. He has a role in providing supervision and consultation to other professionals, as well as delivering education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Additionally Steve has an established commitment to research, recently studying methodological frameworks for health outcome studies, and the effectiveness of treatment approaches and professional education. Steve is based in Derby City at the heart of Cathexis activity, undertaking clinical work, teaching and researching.


As a registered mental health professional and a registered psychotherapist, Steve has occupied key roles in professional organisations at a local and national level. He has been a member and vice-Chair for the Ethics Committee of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), a council member and Chair of Ethics for the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) and a member of the executive committee of the Universities Training College (UTC), a division of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Dr Buller is Chair, Director and Senior Consultant for the Psychotherapy Foundation, an organisation working to promote, support and develop the use of safe and effective treatments in evidence based psychotherapy, and the proper and sound governance of these treatments.

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