Peter Toolan M.Psych.Psych. MACP

Peter Toolan  M.Psych.Psych. MACP

The Body Work Centre
4 Eastgate
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1BH

The College Suite
College Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1 8JG

I am unable to take further enquiries until 27-Mar-2027

07818 559048

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The Body Work Centre
4 Eastgate
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1BH

The College Suite
College Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1 8JG

07818 559048

About me

Do you have worries about a child or young person?
I am a consultant in child & adolescent psychotherapy, trained at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations, Edinburgh and the Tavistock & Portman Clinic London, and have 30 years experience of working with children, adolescents and parents, in NHS Child & Family Services and in independent practice.  I am available at short notice, to offer my experience and expertise with care and consideration to help you and your family.

The Parent and Child Support Service is an independent consultation and therapy service for parents and carers in Northumberland, Newcastle &  Gateshead, who are concerned about their child’s emotional, behavioural or relationship difficulties.

The service  specialises in helping parents, children and young people to better understand  complicated feelings and to improve difficult relationships and emotional wellbeing.  I provide advice and support for parents as well as short and longer-term psychotherapy for children and young people.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A. (Hons)  M.Psych.Psych. Dip.Mus.Th.
I am a well known  teacher and clinical supervisor for CAMHS and Children’s Services  professionals. I have researched and published extensively on; infants’ and children’s  emotional development, children with learning disabilities, and children in the  care system.

In recent years I have pioneered thriving community Infant Mental Health clinics in South Tyneside  and Newcastle and helped to establish and teach on the MA Psychoanalytic  Observation Studies course at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In 2003 I  joined the UK’s largest independent foster care agency as Consultant in  Psychotherapy for their therapeutic services across Scotland, Northern Ireland,  Eire & Northern England.  More recently I held the post of Principal Child Psychotherapist in parent-infant psychotherapy at the  Maudsley Hospital London and Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry,  Kings College, London.

I am an experienced Expert Witness in Family Proceedings.  I speak  at numerous conferences throughout the country and run a highly regarded 10  week course on Infant Mental Health, which has been delivered in Edinburgh,  Newcastle and Aberdeen since 2001.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The whole range of child and adolescent emotional and mental health difficulties.  Parenting difficulties with infants children and adolescents.

Fees

Fees & Charges for Independent
Psychotherapy 2011


Please don't hesitate to get in touch for a free initial telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes.  This may provide some immediate help with your concerns or may clarify whether further help is needed.
                                              
The fee for Individual Psychotherapy appointments is £60.

Longer term therapy may be at a reduced rate depending on length of time and frequency of appointments

Initial consultations and review meetings take approximately one hour.  Therapy sessions are 50 Minutes each.

Further information

I am a registered full member of my professional  body, the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).  My CPD is maintained and audited annually by  the ACP.  I have up to date CRB certification and professional indemnity insurance.

Maps & Directions

Hexham, NE46 1BH
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8JG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I am no longer available for individual therapy work

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families

Supervision & training

         Professional  Supervision Peter Toolan has extensive experience in providing reflective  and supportive supervision for individuals and groups in which a thinking space is fostered, conducive to active clinical research and professional  development. .

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