Dr Margaret Oakes


Dr Margaret Oakes is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and chartered with the British Psychological Society. She is also a pilot for a UK airline, flying short- and medium-haul routes in Europe, Africa and Asia. She has clinical experience in primary and secondary care in the NHS as well as in the voluntary sector. Margaret practises cognitive behavioural therapy and Is an advocate of time-limited therapeutic approaches tailored to individual clients.Margaret has s particular interest in anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the psychological impact of cancer. In the NHS, she is currently leading a research project supporting the psychological wellbeing of cancer patents, and she runs a therapeutic group for people in remission from cancer. She has also worked in an NHS specialist service for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Margaret’s flying experience contributes to the development and quality of the bespoke assessment and treatment services DCC offers for people who have a fear of flying. She is also uniquely qualified to provide services for the airline industry and for airline employees with mental health Issues. Margaret has trained airline assistance teams in the psychological aspects of responding to incidents.

Margaret is co-author of several books and has published her research in peer reviewed journals. She is actively involved in teaching, including part of the Aviation Psychology modules in the MSc programme in Air Transport Management at City University.

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