Rosalind Pollard, Clinical Health Psychologist, C Psychol, AFBPsS

Rosalind Pollard, Clinical Health Psychologist, C Psychol, AFBPsS

RP Therapies
Office 5 Unit 2
Roseberry Court, Stokesley Business Park
Stokesley, Middlesbrough

07716 141478

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RP Therapies
Office 5 Unit 2
Roseberry Court, Stokesley Business Park
Stokesley, Middlesbrough

07716 141478

About me

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist and work with adults and young people with a range of issues.

If you are feeling anxious (worrying a lot generally, or worried about specific problems) or depressed (feeling sad, low in motivation with little or no enjoyment in life) or have relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma or loss issues, then therapy could help you. Many people have sleep difficulties and therapy can help improve your sleep pattern and sleep quality. Therapy can also help with eating disorders, addictions, OCD and life transitions.

I have worked in physical health settings in hospitals for many years, and one of my interests is helping people adjust to, and cope with, physical health problems. I work with helping people cope with long-term pain, cardiac problems, stroke, diabetes, some eating disorders, and in particular eating disorders associated with Type 1 Diabetes. I also work with carers to help them manage the often difficult role of caring for a relative.

The goals of therapy will be yours to decide upon - guided by me and my experience in what can effectively be addressed in therapy. This may include finding ways of coming to a state of "acceptance", developing understanding of, managing or overcoming specific difficulties, or coming to a fuller understanding of the self and how we function in the world.

Please call in the first instance so we can discuss the difficulties you are hoping to overcome, and ways in which therapy might help you. The most important thing in a therapeutic relationship and successful therapy is the forming of a trusting and effective therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. You can and should check this out in your initial telephone conversation and first appointment. It is important you feel comfortable with, and confident in, your therapist - and then the therapy and the positive outcomes evolve from there.

Clinical psychologists are trained in a number of different therapy types, and to work across the lifespan - i.e. with all age groups. We have a breadth and depth of training that can help with a wide presentation of commonly experienced human emotional and behavioural problems.

In my therapy work, I draw especially on a number of therapeutic models, including cognitive-behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, hypnotherapy, psychodynamic theories, art therapy, mindfulness and counselling models. I have a strong interest in attachment theory, which helps us understand our early relationships with others, especially care-givers, and how this impacts upon our present life and relationships. I also use strategies from motivational interviewing which can be particularly helpful in making difficult but important life changes. I may use talking, writing or drawing/making art as a way to help my client express their difficulties, and work towards resolutions.

We may agree to focus our work together on one particular model or way of working, or more likely, I will integrate influences from any or all of the models, adapted to best suit your needs, and this is always discussed and agreed collaboratively.

I also offer EMDR, which is an evidence-based treatment that can offer very good results quickly in some cases - specifically in trauma, PTSD and other difficulties. If you are interested in finding out more about this treatment modality, and whether it would be suitable for you, please call for an initial conversation.

I will explain the various ways of working, and what I feel will best meet your needs in the initial session, and throughout sessions as they progress.

Please call if you would like any further information on the above, or to discuss your needs and arrange a session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied initially at the University of Leeds where I was awarded BSc hons in Psychology, and then later an MA in Guidance and Counselling at the University of Durham, and an MSc in Occupational Psychology at University of Leicester. I then went on to do further studying, professional development and qualifications in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Adult Attachment Interview and Motivational Interviewing. I am currently developing further professionally in the area of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

I have over 20 years working in clinical psychology departments within the NHS, and in last 10 years in senior psychologist and management roles. I adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct, having registration as a Clinical Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society.

I am committed to ongoing professional development. I am trained in EMDR (Part 1 and Part 2). I am also currently training in Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adjusting to and managing long term physical health conditions including chronic pain, diabetes, coronary heart disease and heart attack, stroke.

Photos & videos

  • Stokesley Business Park
  • Therapy Room


Please call to discuss fees and methods of payment. There is no charge for the initial telephone conversation where we can find out about each other and decide how we can work together on the issues you wish to explore and address in therapy.

I am a recognised provider of psychological therapy with VitalityHealth Insurance and other some other insurers. Please call for details.

Further information


I have a therapy room based at Stokesley Business Park, with easy access from surrounding areas. The room provides a pleasant and therapeutic space in which you can explore your difficulties in a safe and supportive setting within an empathic and confidential therapeutic relationship.

Online Therapy

Online therapy is also available - please ask if you would like to find out more about this. Online therapy can be a flexible solution for people who find it difficult to leave home for any reason, have busy schedules, or are travelling away from home.

Session times

Sessions are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  9.30 am - 8pm.

Urgent Concerns

I am sorry I am not able to respond immediately to urgent concerns. If you are in crisis, you should see your GP, or if it is an emergency, access emergency services. You can also contact The Samaritans for immediate support.

Protection of your data

I aim to look after clients' personal and sensitive data very carefully. We can discuss this when we meet, and in the meantime, if you have any concerns, please keep your initial email enquiry brief, or make contact by telephone if you prefer. I look forward to hearing from you.

Maps & Directions

Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5QT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Clinics run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9.30 am to 8 pm. For initial enquiries and other calls, I aim to respond within 1-3 days, unless I am on leave.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a clinical health psychologist with experience in a number of areas of psychological and physical health.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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