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Ishbel Straker is a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who has over 18 years experience within mental health treatment and specialises in offering a bespoke service to of her patients, combining clinically evidenced therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy as well as a prescribing service if appropriate. 


Ishbel 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 through her strategic policy work.

Ishbel works with people who are both physically and/or psychologically impacted by mental health issues or addiction, working together with the patient to set goals through 1:1 therapies working within national guidance frameworks. Additionally she has a range of onward referral pathways to ensure continuation of care.

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.

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