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Specialisms

  • Abuse

    Abuse / Emotional, Abuse / Physical, and Abuse / Sexual

  • Addiction

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

  • Anxiety / stress

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

  • Depression

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

  • Family

    Family / Adoption, Family / Blended families, Family / Carer support, and Family / Conflict

  • Grief / loss

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

  • Health related issues (physical)

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

  • Mood

    Mood / Bipolar disorder, Mood / Cyclothymia, Mood / Disruptive mood dysregulation, and Mood / Hypomania

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

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

  • Personal

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

  • Personality disorders

    Personality disorders / Avoidant, Personality disorders / Borderline, Personality disorders / Dependent, Personality disorders / Histrionic, Personality disorders / Narcissistic, Personality disorders / Paranoid, and Personality disorders / Schizoid

  • Relationships

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

  • Schizophrenia / psychosis

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

  • Trauma

    Trauma / Adjustment disorder and Trauma / Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Work

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

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Ishbel Straker

Consultant Nurse
Liverpool, L1 9AR
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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, Phone & at Liverpool, L1 9AR

   
"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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"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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