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Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety and depression.

About me

Hi, I'm Lucy and I have 15 years of NHS and private experience of working with individuals who have suffered with mental health difficulties. My qualifications enable me to offer a variety of psychological therapies to meet your individual needs.

I'm fully accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I practice CBT, DBT, ACT and EMDR.

My extensive training and experience enables me to successfully treat all anxiety disorders for example Social Anxiety, OCD, Panic, excessive worrying (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), relieve symptoms of Tinnitus as well as depression, sadness, low self esteem and trauma.

I also have years of experience working with young people with emotional issues, mental health difficulties, substance misuse which all impact on their ability to live their best life. My ability to engage and work effectively with this client group is one of my strengths. 

Free 15 minute Introductory Appointment:

Your free 15 minute introductory telephone appointment is offered free to ensure you feel comfortable with me and the therapy I can offer best fits your needs. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions you may have.

My approach is warm, caring and positive. I will always strive to ensure your needs are met and your time is used most efficiently.

My approach has always ensured each client I've treated has completed treatment feeling positive and empowered to be their own Therapist in the future. I really enjoy being a Therapist finding it extremely rewarding. I hope I can meet your needs.

Following on from our initial introductory appointment if you wish to proceed with therapy I will ensure you receive a full assessment of your individual needs. Our shared formulation will guide your treatment and help you to understand your difficulties in a meaningful and constructive way.

Although it may seem a big step to take, therapy is  life-changing just making that initial telephone conversation could be your first move towards an improved quality of life.

See my website for more information and convenient online instant booking.

Training, qualifications & experience


My background is working for the NHS in Adults Mental Health Services. I completed a Post Graduate Certificate with Distinction in Approved Social Work in 2006 and worked as an Approved Social Worker/Care Co Ordinator within the community.

Observing colleagues I soon began to see for myself the positive impact psychological therapies could bring to people's lives and felt inspired and determined to train in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I continue to feel passionate about the ability for CBT to change lives. I find it so rewarding when with my support and guidance clients can find their own solutions and feel empowered to make the changes needed to improve their mental health and often their close relationships. I've always found my work so fascinating and feel in a privileged position to have a job I love.

I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in CBT and Recovery in Psychosis and Complex Mental Health then specialised in treating adults experiencing their first episode of Psychosis within a Community Mental Health Team.

In 2011 I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT for Anxiety and Depression and worked as a High Intensity Therapist working in Primary Care, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) within GP surgeries across Teesside. I gained a  vast amount of experience treating people suffering with anxiety, depression and trauma in the community.

I also trained and qualified as a CBT Supervisor and have supervised Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Psychological Therapists and GP Registrars within a busy NHS secondary care Mental Health Team.

CBT focuses on helping you to change unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving - widely recognised as the Gold Standard for treating depression and anxiety disorders. I can say with confidence it is an extremely effective therapy alongside a positive therapeutic relationship, one based on warmth, openness and trust.

BABCP Accreditation

I am fully accredited with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) the Lead Organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

I am Post graduate level trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) a type of cognitive behavioural therapy. If you struggle with difficulties managing your emotions then DBT can help you overcome this by helping you understand and accept your difficult feelings; learn skills to manage them and make positive changes in life. I'm experienced in delivering 1-1 and group DBT therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

I am trained by the leading EMDR Europe Academy in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). A Psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that is the result of trauma.

EMDR is also effective in treating other mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, phobias, panic disorder. and addictions. EMDR has proved extremely effective and often life changing for those whom I have had the opportunity to treat. It's a popular choice as is very fast and effective.

Free 15 minute Introductory Appointment:

Your free 15 minute introductory telephone appointment is offered free to ensure you feel comfortable with me and the therapy I can offer best fits your needs. It also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You can choose a specific therapy or take a combined approach This is something we can work out together during the free 15 minute initial consultation.

This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and I trust that you will find me warm and approachable.

Therapy works best using a team approach which equips you with skills to help you overcome your difficulties and increase your own resources to avoid relapse in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to find the most effective treatment to meet your needs. for further information and online booking, flexible to meet your needs.

Kindest regards,


Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work relationship issues


Substance misuse

Working with teenagers with complex emotional issues


£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Free initial 15 minute introductory phone call

£95 per 50 minute session of Psychotherapy

£95 per 60 minute session of Clinical Supervision

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Due to safe distancing practice and to promote all of our safety I am currently available to work flexibly face to face online and over the phone from 9 am to 7 pm weekdays.

Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, TS21

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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In person

Hi, I'm an enthusiastic and experienced fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP and can offer CBT Supervision to meet your needs.

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