Dr Claire Appleton Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I am an experienced chartered clinical psychologist working with adults from 18 up seeking psychological therapy and counselling.
I am able to help people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, trauma, adjustment to physical illness, relationship difficulties, dealing with transitions such as going to university, retirement and much more.
I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy, this is a longer term treatment which can be particularly helpful in understanding relationship difficulties.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy draws on theories and practices of analytical psychology and psychoanalysis. It is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development.
As well as my therapy service I provide specialist supervision to counsellors, therapists and psychologists who may wish to develop their skills in either psychodynamic ways of thinking and/ or work with older people.
I abide by the highest ethical standards and am accountable to several regulatory bodies.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 18 years of post qualification experience in the NHS.
Training in clinical psychology is extensive and involves completion of both undergraduate and doctoral level training which takes at least 6 years. As a profession it is regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) And the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have also undertaken further specialist training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and am accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I am a member of the North of England Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP).
Prior to this training I also obtained a Master of Philosophy in child head injury.
My two areas of particular expertise are psychodynamic psychotherapy and working with older adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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For more information about the services I offer please visit my website at www.appletontherapy.co.uk
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Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor having supervised clinical psychology trainees, qualified psychologists, trainees in psychiatry and counsellors. .