About me

I'm an HCPC registered and charted clinical psychologist. In my practice I use a range of psychological therapies, particularly elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and compassion-focused therapy. I am passionate about not only helping people to overcome their difficulties, but to also uncover and build upon their strengths and resilience.

I have a particular interest in treating anxiety in all its various forms, as well as depression. I understand how much courage it takes to reach out for help and I strive to help my clients feel safe and secure so that they can move forwards.

I am an external lecturer for the University of Leeds clinical psychology programme and I also regularly mentor University of Hull undergraduate psychology students, as part of their e-Mentoring programme.

In my spare time I love gardening, walking, animals (especially dogs!), playing the piano and writing/recording music.

Please feel free to email or telephone me free of charge if you would like to find out more about how I work, etc. We can discuss whether or not I think it is something I can help you with, or possibly suggest another service instead.

First appointment
During your first appointment, we will have an in-depth and confidential discussion of the difficulties you are experiencing, any specific diagnoses, as well as different treatment recommendations.

Further sessions
Depending on the severity of the condition, psychological treatments can take anywhere from 6-10 weekly sessions for more mild symptoms, or up to 20 or more for more longstanding or severe conditions. This treatment is always oriented towards alleviating your symptoms whilst achieving the specific goals you most want to achieve.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a clinical psychologist at the University of Leeds in 2012. Following various NHS roles, I have now been working in private practice full-time since 2017.

I completed a BSc (Hons) degree in psychology at the University of Hull in 2007, receiving a first.

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

Coping with physical illness; coaching; personal achievement; goal setting; resilience.


£90.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees payable via BACS before each session.


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Further information

**I am currently working online only via Zoom due to the pandemic, but hope to resume some face-to-face work as soon as possible.

Life Bright Psychological Services, Unit 11
Brackenholme Business Park
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have completed supervisory training for trainee clinical psychologists on clinical placements and have also supervised assistant psychologists.

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Dr Carrie Rowbottom

Dr Carrie Rowbottom