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Specialisms

  • Abuse

    Emotional, Physical, and Sexual

  • Addiction

    Alcohol, Caffeine, Cannabis, Cocaine, Drug, Gambling, Inhalant, Internet, Hallucinogen, Love and romance, Opioid, Other substance, Pornography, Prescription medication, Sex, Smoking, Social media, Stimulant, and Video game

  • Anxiety / stress

    Agoraphobia, Acute stress, Death, Financial, Generalised, Health, Panic attacks, Performance, Separation, Social anxiety disorder, Social phobia, Specific phobia, and Stress management

  • Depression

    Dysthymia, Major, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Pre and post-natal depression, Seasonal affective, Self harm, and Suicidal thoughts

  • Family

    Adoption, Blended families, Carer support, and Conflict

  • Grief / loss

    Anticipatory mourning, Bereavement, Complicated grief, Loss of a pet, Loss of a parent, Loss of a spouse, Loss of a child, Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Health related issues (physical)

    Abortion, Alzheimers, Brain injury, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Chronic illness, Dementia, Disability, Dyspraxia, HIV / Aids, Fertility / infertility, Miscarriage, Pain management, Pregnancy and birth, Psychosomatic, Restless leg syndrome, Stillbirth, Terminal illness, Tourettes, and Vaginismus

  • Mood

    Bipolar disorder, Cyclothymia, Disruptive mood dysregulation, and Hypomania

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

    Body dysmorphia (BDD), Excoriation, Hoarding, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Trichotillomania

  • Personal

    Bitterness, Boundary setting, Childhood related, Confidence, Feeling lost, Goal setting, Guilt, Jealousy, Lack of focus, Life transition, Life coaching, Manipulative behaviour, Mid life crisis, Motivation, Nervous breakdown, Personal development, Self esteem, Shyness, Spirituality, Sports performance, and Victim mentality

  • Personality disorders

    Avoidant, Borderline, Dependent, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Paranoid, and Schizoid

  • Relationships

    Abandonment, Affairs / infidelity, Attachment issues, Breakups, divorce and separation, Codependency, Communication difficulties, Cross cultural, Doubt in relationships, Intimacy, Marriage problems, Parenting related, Peer relationships, Premarital counselling, Rejection, and Same sex couple issues

  • Schizophrenia / psychosis

    Brief psychosis, Delusions, Hallucinations, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Schizotypal personality disorder, and Substance induced psychosis

  • Trauma

    Adjustment disorder and Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Work

    Career progress, Leadership, Mediation, Workplace bullying, Workplace stress, and Workplace performance

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Ishbel Straker

Consultant Nurse
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13 Years Experience

Ishbel Straker is a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who studied Psychiatric Nursing at University of Central Lancashire and gained her Masters in Prescribing at the University of West London. Over the past ten years she has held senior positions in several national organisations including Director of Nursing and Clinical...

13 Years Experience

Ishbel Straker is a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who studied Psychiatric Nursing at University of Central Lancashire and gained her Masters in Prescribing at the University of West London. Over the past ten years she has held senior positions in several national organisations including Director of Nursing and Clinical Director. Her priority has always been quality care for her patients and this is what she strives for on an individual patient basis and nationally through her strategic policy work.

Ishbel is a recognised expert in the field of Addiction and co-existing mental health problems. She writes a bi-monthly column for the national magazine; Drink and Drug News, a quarterly article for BSA Today magazine and a monthly mental health column for the Liverpool Echo.
She is an experienced Expert Witness and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer for Middlesex University, supporting research and the training of clinicians.
Ishbel also supervises senior nurses in various organisations which includes clinically advising on complex patients.

Working from her private practice at 88 Rodney street in the city center, Ishbel specialises In Anxiety, Depression, Drug, Alcohol and Gambling addiction treatment in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas.


Accreditations

  • (NMC) Nursing and Midwifery Council
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Addiction Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief SFBT
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive MBCT
    • Cognitive Behavioural CBT
    • Psychoanalytic
    • Transactional analysis

Available via Video and Phone only

   
"Sessions with Ishbel have been incredible. They have been very beneficial to me and the struggles I've been going through and would strongly recommend to anyone, whether you're hesitant or not, to allow Ishbel to help. "
   
"Ishbel has been and continues to be a kind ear and voice of compassion and reason through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. I cant thank her enough "

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    "Sessions with Ishbel have been incredible. They have been very beneficial to me and the struggles I've been going through and would strongly recommend to anyone, whether you're hesitant or not, to allow Ishbel to help. "
       
    "Ishbel has been and continues to be a kind ear and voice of compassion and reason through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. I cant thank her enough "
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