Dr Peter Blackburn

BSc (Hons) Psychology, DClinPsy – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology


Dr Peter Blackburn is a consultant clinical psychologist working in the NHS. He has experience of working in physical healthcare (inc. cancer, palliative care, chronic pain, chronic fatigue) and mental health (inc. common mental health problems). He has training in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytical therapy (CAT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

Psychological assessment, formulation and treatment that includes the following difficulties for individuals/couples aged 18 years and over: adjustment (eg coming to terms with physical health problems, bereavement and divorce), anger and frustration difficulties, anxiety (eg fear of recurrence, panic, OCD), depression and low mood, eating and weight difficulties, pain and fatigue management, post traumatic stress, relational difficulties, work place related stress, worry.


  • Every Saturday 09:00 - 12:00


Current posts

  • Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust


Acceptance and compassion focused therapies

Member of

  • Health and Care Professionals Council
  • British Psychological Society
  • Association of Contextual Behavioural Science


Dr Peter Blackburn works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth

Dr Peter Blackburn does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Peter Blackburn does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Peter Blackburn does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.