About Us


ValuedLiving is the name of the company whose primary function is to sell The Annual Diary for Valued Action. The company and the diary were created by Dr Nic Hooper and Dr Freddy Jackson Brown, both of whom are interested in researching and disseminating a Contextual and Behavioural Scientific (CBS) approach to human suffering named Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition to research activities, Dr Hooper and Dr Jackson Brown are founding members of The ACT Centre for Wellbeing (ACW) in Bristol. In this applied setting they specialize in providing resilience training to various workplaces and giving introductory ACT workshops to university counseling services.

If you are interested in contacting us about the The Annual Diary for Valued Action then please email ValuedActionDiary(at)gmail.com. And if you are interested in receiving any of the services offered by The ACT Centre for Wellbeing then please click the link to be redirected to the ACW Website.

Dr Nic Hooper

Nic is a Lecturer of Psychology at the University of the West of England (UWE). He has authored a number of empirical articles and book chapters, as well as presenting his research at conferences and universities over 50 times all over the world. Between 2015 and 2017 he sat on the board of directors for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), which is the 8000-member organization that oversees a lot of ACT related work. Nic has taken part in various media engagements and his book (“The Research Journey of ACT”) was released in August of 2015. You can follow Nic on Twitter and Instagram by following the links.

Dr Freddy Jackson Brown

Freddy is an HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered, chartered clinical psychologist with 20 years experience working with children and families in the NHS. His practice is child centred and focuses on helping individuals learn the communication and everyday living skills needed to live a more independent and fulfilling life. He has published a range of peer reviewed articles / book chapters on ACT, behaviour analysis, disability and sexuality, and his latest book (ACT for Dummies) was released in 2016. His interests include child development, language and communication, challenging behaviour, staff systems, emotional literacy and supervision.