Judith Redfern BA(hons), PgCert, BABCP accredited
Hello my name is Judy and I have 40 years of experience working within the area of health care, the last 10 years as a psychotherapist. I have experience of working across all age groups and can offer a variety of psychological approaches to meet your individual needs.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND THERAPIES OFFERED
My background is in mental health and my core profession is a Registered Mental Health Nurse. I gained a qualification in Grief Counselling in 2002 with Teesside Hospice and incorporated this into my clinical practice. In 2007 I Gained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Therapies, specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression and psychosis. In 2009 I did further post graduate training in CBT for Anxiety Disorders. I am also a qualified CBT Supervisor and have supervised trainee CBT therapists. I have been a fully accredited CBT practitioner since 2011. CBT is recognised as the gold standard for depression and anxiety disorders.
If you struggle with emotional regulation, are impulsive or find interpersonal relationships difficult then Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can be very helpful. DBT is useful for a range of conditions. I am also trained in DBT prolonged exposure which helps people to process trauma using DBT skills.
If you have problems associated with low self-esteem, are highly self-critical or struggle with feelings of guilt and shame then Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) could be helpful. I have advanced training in CFT and have found this is useful across a range of problems.
I have advanced skills in Meta-Cognitive therapy (MCT) which can help with anxiety, particularly excessive worry. I have developed and ran therapy groups based on MCT.
I also offer Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which can be used for both physical and mental health.
HOW IT WORKS
You can choose a specific therapy or take an integrative approach which is using elements of different approaches. This is something we can work out together. I am very flexible in my approach to therapy and will recommend anything that I feel will work for you. Therapy is very much a partnership and a shared way of working.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1976 and worked for many years with older people, eventually becoming a Modern Matron in 2006.
In 2002 I gained a certificate in Grief Counselling and ran an outpatient clinic for patients and carers.
In 2005 I gained a Diploma in Higher Education in Health Care before commencing my degree in Psychological Therapies, gaining my Bachelor of Arts in 2007.
In 2009 I moved briefly into Primary Care whilst completing my post graduate qualifications in CBT for Anxiety Disorders and Clinical Supervision for CBT. I then moved into the newly formed Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and worked with this service for 6 years as a High Intensity Therapist.
Latterly I have worked in a secondary care community team as a Psychological Therapist providing psychological therapies to those suffering from complex and chronic mental health conditions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£50 per 50 minute session of psychotherapy
£50 per 60 minute session of Clinical Supervision
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
There is no specific wheelchair access but there are access to rooms at ground level. Access to first floor is via stairs, there is no lift.
daytime, evenings, Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|