Gill Murray, MSc, DipPsych, Child Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
Saltburn By The Sea
I am a qualified & accredited Child Psychotherapist and Therapeutic Counsellor working with children from infancy to 18 and their families. I use a range of play and creative media to help a child make sense of and resolve their difficulties and the choice of approach will be part of the assessment, taking into consideration the child's age and presenting issue.
Parents may recognise that their child is struggling with painful events like family breakdown, loss or bereavement or that they are finding experiences at school (transition or exams) or sibling/peer relationships overwhelming.
Often no particular external event or crisis can be identified and a child may be grappling with the stage of development they are currently undergoing. This can create internal disquiet and turmoil for a child who needs help navigating to calmer waters.
- Anxiety & compulsive behaviours
- Trauma and abuse
- Aggression and control difficulties
- Family relationships
- Bereavement and Loss
Work with Parents/carers
Helping parents or carers understand their child’s reactions is an important part of the family approach. By providing space to explore the relationships within the family, can help parents to respond to their child’s difficulties.
One of my initial aims is to work collaboratively with the whole family to help them discover the strengths and skills that they already posses and use them to resolve the challenges they face.
I also have considerable experience working with fostered and adoptive families where children are struggling with the impacts and effects of early abuse and trauma.
I use a range of creative media to help a child explore and express their thoughts and feelings and I will be guided by each child and my clinical assessment.
The theoretical underpinning for my work is integrative; bringing together Attachment Theory, Child development & Neuro-biology, alongside family systems. My particular interest in trauma also influences my thinking.
l am a qualified clinical supervisor for both Adult and Child Therapists. I have significant experience supervising clinicians in education, residential care and the voluntary sector as well as supporting colleagues in the statutory sector - health and social services.
Call me to talk over your circumstances and needs as finding a supervisor you can trust is a crucial decision in your practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Child Psychotherapy, (Distinction) May 2012
UKCP Registered Child Psychotherapist
UKCP Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Diploma in Clinical Supervision - Feb 2014
Training: Northern Guild for Psychotherapy, 2005 - 2012
Dyadic Development Therapy, Dan Hughes. Level 1 & 2 2005 - 2007
Trauma and Dissociation on going CPD
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial Assessment of 2 hrs £90.00
I have a sliding scale up to £50/hr.
Supervision £40 per therapeutic hour.
Please call or email me to discuss your concerns or to ask further questions. It is a daunting task deciding to get help for your son or daughter and at the same time choosing a therapist with whom you feel ready to place considerable trust, so I welcome your inquiry.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work out of a number of locations within the Teesside area and am available for daytime or evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified child and adult clinical supervisor and have experience supporting colleagues working in specialist services, for example, sexual abuse and domestic violence as well as therapists working in universal services. .View supervision profile