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Paul Grantham

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of SDS Seminars

"I personally use different approaches depending on the client I am working with. I strongly believe in broadening one’s therapeutic toolkit, not narrowing it."


Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience.

With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction.

He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Over 90,000 professionals have worked directly with him. Paul has also designed and facilitated clinical supervision systems across a number of UK services.

He has a wide range of current interests including: client resistance, resource based therapies and personality disorders. He has also presented and written on a range of psychological issues - from psychological interventions post-stroke to the application of solution focused work with complex clients.

Paul is the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

Paul is the author or editor of over 34 training films within the psychotherapy training field over the last decade and both commissions and provides training in a range of contemporary psychotherapy fields.

He is an author of three books, with his latest one I WANT TO STOP PROCRASTINATING NOW: A practical step-by-step programme that solves all your procrastination problems reaching #1 spot on Amazon in three categories.

Paul commissioned SDS Seminars' BPS Approved Introduction to CBT - a course which has recently (June 2015) seen its 1000th student successfully complete. The BPS Approved Essential Clinical Supervision Skills devised and delivered by Paul is one of the very few non-university based Supervision courses which confers eligibility to the BPS' Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist.

An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work.

December 2019 issue of The British Psychological Society Magazine, The Psychologist, features a two-page long interview with Paul Grantham. Read it here.