Dr Arnie Reed

Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Certified Advanced level Schema Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Arnie enjoyed a full military career before pursuing a second career in Psychology.  After leaving the Army he completed his BSc in Behavioural Sciences in 1998 and his Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2001. 

Searching for the most useful interventions to fit the unique presenting difficulties of clients, Arnie completed a post-graduate diploma course (at UCL) in Applied Hypnosis, received training in EMDR and completed the National Intensive DBT Training.  

Arnie attended the first International Schema Therapy Certification/Accreditation Programme at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York, was trained directly by Dr Jeffrey Young and became a certified/accredited Schema Therapist in 2007.    In addition, Arnie is a Schema Therapy Supervisor and Trainer, and full member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). 

Arnie has worked in the NHS since 1998 and currently works in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Cardiff and also has a busy private practice.  Arnie now specialises in complex client presentations including those clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and so-called treatment-resistant difficulties.  He has also been involved in developing a local NHS BPD Service.  Arnie teaches schema therapy on the South Wales PsychD in Clinical Psychology and on the University of Wales, Newport, Graduate Diploma Course in CBT.  He is co-director of Schema Therapy Workshops Ltd, which delivers schema therapy training and supervision in the UK and overseas and has done so since 2010.