David Blore Associates Ltd
Founded in 1992, David Blore Associates is an independent provider of choice for corporate and personal psychological solutions. We provide a dedicated occupational psychological service focusing on minimising the effects of psychological trauma at work preferably by prevention, but where this is not possible, by psychological treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE). Details on these treatments can be obtained from our information pages.
It is perhaps unfortunate that we are often called upon first when treatment is required. Sometimes however that is not the case and organisations will contact us to help devise a policy to prevent psychological trauma. When this happens the result is either we are asked to help management or HR departments formulate policy or act as external consultants. Occasionally we are asked to attend 'staged' disaster exercises as independent observers. If you are interested in discussing any prevention issues please use our contact form.
As a natural extension to psychological treatment and as part of the cost of treatment, we provide a subsequent absence management service aimed at sustaining a return to work after the completion of treatment. Where requested discharge letters intended for passing to occupational physicians are provided with return to work plans particularly in cases involving safety critical work. Please note that due to the highly specialised nature of our work we prefer to communicate with an organisation's occupational physicians rather then the relevant GP.
The treatment portion of the above service is provided on a case-by-case basis which is ideal for any organisational size where physical and/or psychological risk is a significant component of the working environment. Examples include all organisations with direct contact with the public, typically the service sector such as the emergency services, hospital staff, all types of public transport, the insurance sector, teaching, local government etc. and those parts of the manufacturing sector in which specific risks may occur or can be witnessed such as the results of catastrophic equipment failure, mechanical and traffic injuries and fatalities etc. Please note we are neither a counselling service nor an EAP.
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We don't just provide services to occupational sources. We also provide trauma treatments as per recommendations in psychological reports for medicolegal claims. We are frequently contacted by solicitors representing clients who have been involved in all manner of traumatic experiences typically road traffic crashes. Again please use our contact form to discuss your requirements.
'Trauma' comes in all forms, not just life-threatening forms. Increasingly we find that what may appear to a casual onlooker as an almost incidental life event, was ultimately to its recipient, a major life changing event. The teacher or parent for instance who told their child they were 'hopeless and would never succeed at anything' will surely have sown the seeds of doubt'. It isn't until later in life when the child now an adult tries to succeed at something that they discover something they had been originally told many years previously – that the original "touchstone memory" still affects them. This is the scenario that sportsmen and women and even exam-takers encounter and where our performance enhancement service comes in. Psychological treatments for trauma aren't just effective on life threatening events they are effective on life-changing events too.
- 18 'HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Programme) UK & Ireland Volunteer EMDR Consultant's Workshop' Birmingham Midland Institute 30.11.12
- 17 'Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)' Visiting lecture Teesside University 16.11.12
- 16 'EMDR & Positive Psychology SIG (Special Interest Group)'. 4th EMDR Autumn Workshop Conference, Sheffield, UK 5.10.12
- 15 Poster presented in conjunction with 'Plasticity of Meaning: A proposed AIP theory extension to explain the totality of psychological change in EMDR'. Research symposium:13th EMDR Europe Conference: Madrid June 2012
- 14 'Plasticity of Meaning: A proposed AIP theory extension to explain the totality of psychological change in EMDR'. Research symposium: 13th EMDR Europe Conference: Madrid June 2012