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Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18
07967 128916 07967 128916 Registered / Accredited
Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18

About me

YORK             PICKERING           MALTON           HELMSLEY         SCARBOROUGH                                

As a practicing clinician I am dedicated to offering a professional and confidential service, helping people to deal with their emotional problems and gain the insight and skills needed to manage their lives from a different perspective. Working through issues with a trained compassionate therapist helps to identify repeating patterns of thoughts and behaviours and relieve the stresses underlying life's difficulties.

Chartered Psychologist are highly trained professional clinicians skilled in the effective application of psychological theory and practice to the full range of disturbances affecting patients from commonly experienced anxiety and stresses to the most severe debilitating mental disorders.

I am fully trained and experienced in the use of a range of therapeutic approaches including: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Cognitive-Behavioural, Brief Solution-Focused and Mindfulness intervention. My preference is to use the most appropriate intervention to suit both the person and the presenting problem.

I also prefer to work holistically, examining Psychological, Physical, Social, and Environmental factors impacting on a person's overall functioning and well being.

I aim to offer an efficient, comprehensive range of psychology services to both individuals and agencies located in York, Pickering, and the North Yorkshire region.

I am a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist registered with both the Society and the NHS Health Care Professions Council. I gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Psychology at York St John in 2002 and a Psychology Doctorate at the University of Teesside in 2006.

Having worked in both the NHS and private sector I have experience in both the assessment and treatment of individuals suffering from a range of emotional disturbance, with additional training and experience in the areas of Post-Trauma and Dissociation.

Assessments and reports are provided for Medico-Legal, Occupational Health, and Rehabilitation services.

York & Ryedale Psychology Resource is registered with all leading Health Insurers.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, (1st class Honours).
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist, (mem.no. 099175)
Health Care Professionals Council Registered Psychologist
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory and Practice.
Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist interest areas are PTSD, Trauma and Abuse, particularly Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse. I have undergone additional training in Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder with leading experts in the field and have supervision available from two prominent consultants.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Initially, the therapist will carry out an assessment of your needs and discuss details of the form, content, and likely duration of treatment.  There is no standard fees for treatment sessions as consideration is given to an individual’s level of need and financial circumstances where such factors are significant. The session fee is £85 for self-funding patients although we are registered with all leading health insurers. Twenty-four hours notice is requested for cancellations otherwise full payment will be charged.  Where appointments are carried out in an individual’s home, charges will be levied for travel expenses.

Further information

Private patients are afforded 24 hour telephone contact and crisis call out. Home visits and telephone therapy are available where appropriate. Registered with all leading Health Insurance Providers and Employment Assistance Programmes.

Based at The Psychology Workshop, Pickering

East Kingthorpe
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

We have wheel chair access at Pickering.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults