Dr Claire Appleton Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Claire Appleton Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear

07710 165697

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About me

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 19 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Further information

For more information about the services I offer please visit my website at www.appletontherapy.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Whitley Bay, NE26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Thursday pm

Fridays 9-5 pm

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I am an experienced supervisor having supervised clinical psychology trainees, qualified psychologists, trainees in psychiatry and counsellors. .

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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