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Dr Clive Sherlock

I studied medicine at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, London. After a few years working in hospital medicine, I studied western and far eastern philosophy and psychology. This included traditional Zen meditation. I then trained and started research in psychiatry and clinical psychology. This included neuroscience, drug therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), behaviour therapy and Jungian psychoanalysis.

While working as a hospital psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service (NHS), I saw, first-hand, how all too often the treatments we were giving were no better than placebo and all too often caused serious side effects, including addiction and suicide.

Because of this, in 1974 I pioneered Adaptation Practice (Ap), a new and radically different way of understanding and treating mental health problems. Many patients who had not responded to or had been made worse by conventional treatments started to recover when they trained in Ap.


I have taught Adaptation Practice ever since.

Appearances in the Media:

BBC Television: Mysteries with Carol Vorderman as an expert on stress and emotional experiences – 2 October 1998.

BBC Television: Current affairs as an expert on emotion, stress, anxiety and depression with failed in vitro fertilisation (IVF) – 2015.

BBC Radio: expert on addictions and gambling – 2014.

LBC Radio: multiple guest appearances as an expert on emotion, mood disorders, anxiety and stress – 2013-2017.


I teach Adaptation Practice to all who ask for help. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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