Rosalind Pollard

Rosalind Pollard

Office 5 Unit 2
Roseberry Court
Ellerbeck Way
Stokesley, Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS9 5QT

07716 141478

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Office 5 Unit 2
Roseberry Court
Ellerbeck Way
Stokesley, Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS9 5QT

07716 141478

About me

I am an experienced Clinical Health Psychologist with lots of experience working with clients with a range of difficulties. I try to provide a comfortable and therapeutic environment in my therapy room which is based in Stokesley. Here you can explore your difficulties in a safe and supportive setting and empathic and confidential therapeutic relationship. The goals of therapy will be yours to decide upon - guided by me and my experience in what people can effectively address in therapy. This may include finding ways of coming to a state of "acceptance", or managing or overcoming specific difficulties.

If you are feeling anxious (worried all the time about everything, or worried about specific problems) or depressed (feelings sad, low in motivation with little or no enjoyment in life) or have relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma or loss issues, then therapy could help you. Many people have sleep difficulties and therapy can help you improve your sleep pattern and sleep quality.

I have worked in physical health settings in hospitals for many years, and one of my interests is helping people adjust to, and cope with, physical health problems. I have worked extensively with helping people cope with long-term pain, cardiac problems, stroke, diabetes, some eating disorders, and in particular eating disorders associated with Type 1 Diabetes.

Please call in the first instance so we can discuss the difficulties you are hoping to overcome, and ways in which therapy might help you. The most important thing in a therapeutic relationship and successful therapy is the forming of a trusting and effective therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. You can (and should) check this out in your initial telephone conversation and first appointment. It is important you feel comfortable with, and confident in, your therapist - and then the therapy and the positive outcomes evolve from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied initially at the University of Leeds where I was awarded BSc hons in Psychology, and then later an MA in Guidance and Counselling at the University of Durham, and an MSc in Occupational Psychology at University of Leicester. I then went on to do further studying, professional development and qualifications in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Adult Attachment Interview and Motivational Interviewing. I am currently developing further professionally in the area of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

I have over 20 years working in clinical psychology departments within the NHS, and in last 10 years in senior psychologist and management roles. I adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct, having registration as a Clinical Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC
HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adjusting to and managing long term physical health conditions including chronic pain, diabetes, coronary heart disease and heart attack, stroke.

Fees

Fees vary depending on the therapy agreement, and duration of therapy. Please call to discuss. There is no charge for the initial telephone conversation where we can find out about each other and decide whether and how we can work together on your difficulties.

Maps & Directions

Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5QT

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Fridays 9.30 am to 6 pm and Wednesday evenings 6 pm - 8.30 pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a clinical health psychologist with experience in a number of areas of physical and mental health.

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