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Turner, Mark - clinical psychologist in dermatology


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Mark Turner Updated




Tel: 020 7188 7188 ext 54870

  • Biography

    Mark Turner completed his doctorate degree in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL) in October 2012. During his time at KCL he completed his doctorate thesis on the topic of body dysmorphic disorder, a condition that is studied and treated in the field of 'psychodermatology'. After graduating, he gained experience working in a primary care psychology service.

    Since February 2014 he has been working full-time with medical dermatology teams in order to develop stepped-care psychological support in clinics for people with chronic skin conditions at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust. He works in medical dermatology clinics as well as providing psychological assessment and therapy in his own psychology clinics. He provides clinical supervision to other psychologists working in dermatology as well as staff training in psychology to nursing and medical staff in dermatology. The scope of his role cannot extend to external sources of referral outside of Guy’s and St Thomas’.

    Mark has some lecturing duties and co-supervises research carried out by Health Psychology Master’s students at KCL in collaboration with academic staff and his colleagues in medical dermatology.

  • Education and training

    • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
    • Master of Education (MEd) with distinction, The Psychology of Education, University of Manchester
    • Bachelor of Science (BSc), first class with honours, sport and exercise sciences, University of Birmingham
    • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
  • Special interests

    • Stepped-care psychological support in medical dermatology
    • cognitive behavioural therapies including acceptance and commitment therapy
    • body image and coping in people with and without visible difference
    • habit reversal in atopic eczema
    • illness perception and adjustment in skin conditions
    • self-help in psychodermatology.
  • Research interests

    • Quality of life, illness perception, anxiety and depression in skin conditions
    • body dysmorphic disorder.