Dr Caroline Dunsmuir-White, Clinical Psychologist, HCPC & BPS registered
I provide a friendly, compassionate and relaxed atmosphere in which you can experience non-judgmental support and an impartial listening ear, as well as strategies for change.Whether you are looking for help with low mood, anxiety, sleep, self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, anger management, stress management, work-related issues, relationship/family problems, substance misuse, grief, hearing voices, or need some psychological support through a difficult time. Please contact me by email to discuss your needs further. firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we will think about the problems you are experiencing and try to understand how these problems have arisen, what is keeping them going, and how we can help you to move forward. In order to do this we will use a number of therapeutic approaches and skills informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
In seeking a clinical psychologist, you will be able to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing at present, as well as learning coping strategies and new approaches to help you move forward and make positive changes, all whilst in a compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.
Sometimes it can feel overwheming starting the process, i'm glad you have found your way here to start to access help. To setup sessions with me please contact me via email to set up an initial session.
In the initial session we will talk about what you would like to get out of therapy and any difficulties you may currently have. I will answer any questions you have about therapy and will explain what will happen from there. We will agree the type of help you would like and how many sessions will be helpful and achievable. It may be that we set up a number of sessions and then review our progress. I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy.
I have experience working in the NHS and within private companies. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals of all ages including children, adolescents, working age adults, and older adults. I now specialise in working with adults (16+) of all ages. I have experience of working with a wide range of problems as reported below, and utilise researched and evidence based therapeutic approaches within my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Bsc Psychology
Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I have also undertaken a range of further training including the below (2017-2019)
Compassion Focussed Therapy (September 2017)
Sleep Haven - Dream and sleep intervention (October 2017)
Supervisor Training (April 2017- January 2018)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis (June 2018)
Compassion Focussed Therapy for Psychosis (June 2018)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Trauma (October 2018)
Autism (November 2018)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (February 2019)
Expert Witness (June 2019)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£80 for a 50minute session. I am currently offering a limited number of slots at special rates for key workers and/or anyone experiencing financial difficulties due to the current pandemic and economic situation. Please get in touch if you meet this criteria for details.
Due to COVID-19/coronavirus, sessions are currently offered through online videoconferencing (zoom/skype) or by phone. Therapeutic support by email/text is also available.
Although people are often uncertain about therapy via videoconference, generally people find that by the end of the first session this feels easier, and a therapeutic relationship can be developed. I am able to offer telephone support through technical difficulties.
Please contact me by email to discuss
Concessions offered for
I currently offer Monday, Wednesday, and Friday daytime appointments as well as Monday and wednesday evening..
I have now moved entirely to an office base in Colton, Leeds (LS15) at the Thorpe Park Business Estate with excellent local transport and road links. At present all sessions are by videoconference or telephone.