Simon Darnley is a Principal Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Head of the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit at SLaM. He manages the day-to-day running of the unit and its overall clinical programme.
He worked as psychiatric nurse before training as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. He then went on to train and supervise CBT therapists for many years before running the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit.
Simon has been involved in the treatment, training and supervision of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for more than 20 years. He has researched and published work on many anxiety disorders including OCD, irritable bowel syndrome and habit disorders.
He is also now head of Clinical Pathways for Lambeth Mood and Personality Disorder, managing a wide range of clinical services from first contact with mental health services (CMHTs) to specialised psychotherapy for one of the largest boroughs in the country.