Dr Abi Tarran-Jones

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DClinPsy, Bsc Hons (Ed)
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Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, TS15
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About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist and I offer outdoor therapy in a natural setting, as well as indoor therapy in my woodland clinic. My approach is based on developing a caring and compassionate therapeutic relationship with you, as this is the most active ingredient for effective therapy.

Life brings with it inevitable twists, bumps and road blocks. People's early experiences, life events and the ways of coping they developed to survive these, can leave them feeling overwhelmed or stuck. This may lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, panic, depression, low self-esteem, low self-worth and post-traumatic stress and difficulties in daily living, relationships and work.

I deliver outdoor therapy as nature is healing for our mental and physical health and wellbeing. Through nature we can learn more about ourselves and how we want to live our lives. And the natural environment can offer us tools to enhance the therapeutic experience and our outcomes. Whether you prefer the comfort of the indoors or the freedom of the outdoors, therapy with me should be both freeing and transformative.

I am passionate about providing people with a safe space to explore and work through the difficulties they are facing. Whilst navigating to a new healthier way of living focused on improving quality of life and overall wellbeing.

Check out my website: www.theoutdoorpsychologist.co.uk (link above)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 10 years experience supporting people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health, psychological and wellbeing needs. 

As a clinical psychologist I am highly trained in integrating a variety of different psychological models and theories, to offer a therapy that best suits the individual needs of the people I am working with.

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - 2013-2016 - Teesside University
  • Teesside Accredited Supervisor Training - 2017 - Teesside University
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) - 2019-present - Catalyse North
  • Taking Therapy Outdoors (TTO) - 2022 - Centre for Natural Reflection
  • Flash Technique - 2022 - Flash Technique
  • BSc Psychology (2:1) - 2004-2008 - University of Edinburgh

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Adjustment to physical health conditions
  • Life transitions

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£95.00 - £135.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva

Additional information

Private Therapy

My standard rate is £115.00 per session. I can offer a sliding scale between £95.00 and £135.00 to suit your financial needs. Lower rate suggested for those on low income. Higher rate suggested to support those on lower income to access therapy with a clinical psychologist.

When I work

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I am currently taking on new clients and I am expanding my practice to four days/week from September 2022. Please contact me for a consultation and to reserve a place.

Further information

Are you interested in what I offer or do you have any questions about therapy with me? To get the best from therapy it's vital that you feel comfortable with your therapist and the relationship fits. I provide a free 30 minute consultation, so you can get to know me and explore therapy with me is going to work for you. Please get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you.

Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, TS15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Outdoor therapy is inclusive for those with a range of accessibility needs. It can be within a private garden or in a natural setting with flat and quick access to benches. As well as opportunities to get off the beaten track for those that would prefer.


In person

I am an experienced NHS Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor. My supervision is informed by a range of models including CAT, ACT, CFT and ecotherapy.

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Dr Abi Tarran-Jones
Dr Abi Tarran-Jones