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About me

I provide a private psychology practice for members of the public. I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society. I provide safe and effective highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy which is tailored to your specific needs. I am experienced in using a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies for which I have received specialist training.

I have 20 years of healthcare experience working with people experiencing emotional distress and psychological difficulties. I have worked in the NHS since 2002; primarily in adult mental health services.

I specialise in adult mental health and have experience of treating a wide array of psychological difficulties, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions. Some of the common problems I can help with include:

- Self esteem issues/low self confidence
- Body image issues
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Phobias
- Relationship difficulties/difficulties making or sustaining relationships
- Abuse and trauma issues
- Stress management/stress related issues
- Chronic pain
- Anger management
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Perfectionism
- Sleep problems
- Eating disorders and self harm (depending on severity)
- Adjustment related issues including: bereavement, separation, leaving home, parenthood, redundancy and retirement.

I offer an empathic, respectful and non-judgmental space in which to help you explore and work on your difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. My HCPC number is PYL29644. I have also received training in mindfulness and motivational interviewing.

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) 2012
  • Behavioural Family Therapy Accredited Training (Meriden) 2017
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Europe Accredited Training 2016
  • BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision 2015
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Accredited Intensive Training 2014
  • Certificate in Working with Survivors of Complex Trauma 2014
  • Certificate in Assessment of Personality Disorder (IPDE) 2014
  • Certificate in Assessment of Psychopathic Personality Disorder (PCL-R) 2013
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology 2000

I have worked in healthcare services for 20 years. This includes 3 years working in the private healthcare sector and 17 years working in NHS services. I have worked in a wide variety of services as a psychologist. I have worked in several community mental health services for people with psychosis, eating disorders, mood disorders and anxiety problems. I have worked in inpatient services for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. I have also worked in community learning disability services and forensic inpatient services for people with mental health problems and people with learning disabilities. I have experience of providing psychological therapies to people in all of these roles.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

Fees

Self funded psychological therapy:

Initial assessment session (60 mins): £85

Therapy session (60 mins): £85

All fees to be paid in advance of each session by bank transfer or cash at the beginning of the session. No hidden costs.

Park View Medical Centre
276 Marton Road
Middlesbrough
TS4 2NS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I can offer evening and weekend appointments.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Dr Lindsey Nicholson

Dr Lindsey Nicholson