Gill Murray, MSc, DipPsych, Child Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Gill Murray, MSc, DipPsych, Child Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor


Saltburn By The Sea

07766 525358

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Saltburn By The Sea

07766 525358

About me

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. Psychotherapy is a safe and non-judgemental space for the child or young person to make sense of whats happening and discover how to get through.

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.

Work with Parents/carers
Helping parents or carers understand their child’s reactions is an important part of a 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.

Specific difficulties

  • Anxiety & compulsive behaviours
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Attachment
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Aggression and control difficulties
  • Family relationships
  • Bereavement and Loss

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.

My approach

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.

Clinical Supervision
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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Initial Assessment of 2 hrs £100.00.

This can be discussed during the Initial Assessment

Supervision £40 per therapeutic hour.

Further information

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

Middlesbrough, TS5 5DY
Saltburn By The Sea, TS12

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I work out of a number of locations within the Teesside area and presently available for daytime appointments only.

Types of client

Young people

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. .

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