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Dr Caroline Dunsmuir-White

Clinical Psychologist, HCPC & BPS registered
Leeds LS15 & Castleford WF10
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About me

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. carolinedunsmuirwhite@protonmail.com

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.

Getting Started

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.

My Experience

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

Qualifications

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)

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.

HCPC

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.

Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£90 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.

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

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I currently offer Monday, Wednesday, and Friday daytime appointments as well as Tuesday evening.

At present all sessions are by videoconference or telephone.

Thorpe Park
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS15

Castleford
WF10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom
Dr Caroline Dunsmuir-White

Dr Caroline Dunsmuir-White