CBT & EMDR

We provide Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) & cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

CBT

EMDR

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we behave. In turn, our behaviours can affect how we think and our emotions. We work together in changing behaviours and thinking patterns, which can have an overall effect on emotions.

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) provides evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to treat ill health. CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. We will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. We will help you to decide which difficulties you wish to work on in order to help you improve your situation.We will also work on a relapse prevention plan at the end of treatment, so that you can continue to manage your own mental health on discharge. For more information, visit: www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT

Our CBT & EMDR practitioners:

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Sarah Gibbs

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults

Price per session: £125

I’m a fully qualified BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with nearly 20 years of clinical expertise in health and social care across the NHS, voluntary and private sectors.

I work with children, adolescents, adults and older adults.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Cognitive Behavoural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, Compassion focused interventions and FLASH.

I work collaboratively to enhance the tools people need to understand their individual internal world, emotionally regulate and build resilience.

The Therapeutic relationship it so important in the process of change. Combining an open, honest and safe space with evidence based treatment promotes your recovery.

I am a clinical supervisor and also enjoy providing consultancy and training to a range of clients. I engage in regular continued professional development and training opportunities to enable me to offer the most appropriate, responsive and effective interventions.

I undertake weekly clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor, am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

I offer digital online sessions only as I am based in Suffolk. This is via Zoom or telephone sessions.

Sarah Gibbs

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults

I’m a fully qualified BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with nearly 20 years of clinical expertise in health and social care across the NHS, voluntary and private sectors.

I work with children, adolescents, adults and older adults.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Cognitive Behavoural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, Compassion focused interventions and FLASH.

I work collaboratively to enhance the tools people need to understand their individual internal world, emotionally regulate and build resilience.

The Therapeutic relationship it so important in the process of change. Combining an open, honest and safe space with evidence based treatment promotes your recovery.

I am a clinical supervisor and also enjoy providing consultancy and training to a range of clients. I engage in regular continued professional development and training opportunities to enable me to offer the most appropriate, responsive and effective interventions.

I undertake weekly clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor, am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

I offer digital online sessions only as I am based in Suffolk. This is via Zoom or telephone sessions.

QualificationDate and institute
BA Psychology 2004: University of Essex
Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a focus on children and adolescents2007: University of York
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy2009: University of East Anglia (UEA)
EMDR level 1-3: EMDR Masterclass2016-2017: EMDR Europe Association
The Flash Technique (EMDR)2020: UK EMDR Association April
Advanced Flash Technique (EMDR)July 2020: UK EMDR Association
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Paul Carter

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults

Price per session: £100

I started out my career in Mental Health as a Registered Mental Nurse, qualifying in 1992, working in most clinical areas, and finishing my Nursing career in Substance Misuse inpatient Services, but always felt drawn towards a career in Psychology.

After my BSc(Hons) Psychology, I embarked on my Psychotherapy training with the University of Manchester, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy in 2004.

Since then, I have worked in Service Development roles in Severe and Enduring Mental Health and worked in Senior roles in the NHS Primary and Secondary Care Psychology Services, and as a Consultant Psychotherapist in Forensic Psychiatry, successfully developing a Psychotherapy department and service in a Secure Hospital. I have also worked as Modality Lead in an NHS IAPT Service, and for a time in full time Private Practice. I currently work in Secondary Care Psychology for complex psychological presentations.

I have worked with most psychological difficulties, and am comfortable treating adolescents and adults. I am also qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Parts I,II and III), and HCR-20 (Historical Clinical Risk). I have also completed my IAPT Supervisors Training (University of York), and have Clinically Supervised Post Graduate Psychotherapy Students, Clinical Psychology Trainees, and Medical Doctors completing Mental Health Training and Psychotherapy Training. I am also experienced in providing training, teaching, and have co-presented a Psychological model of Compulsive Buying at the BABCP Conference in Exeter.

I strongly believe in a good strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect and equality in sessions. I want people to be heard, and I believe in achieving a shared understanding of a problem as being a strong foundation to successful treatment.

Paul Carter

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults

I started out my career in Mental Health as a Registered Mental Nurse, qualifying in 1992, working in most clinical areas, and finishing my Nursing career in Substance Misuse inpatient Services, but always felt drawn towards a career in Psychology.

After my BSc(Hons) Psychology, I embarked on my Psychotherapy training with the University of Manchester, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy in 2004.

Since then, I have worked in Service Development roles in Severe and Enduring Mental Health and worked in Senior roles in the NHS Primary and Secondary Care Psychology Services, and as a Consultant Psychotherapist in Forensic Psychiatry, successfully developing a Psychotherapy department and service in a Secure Hospital. I have also worked as Modality Lead in an NHS IAPT Service, and for a time in full time Private Practice. I currently work in Secondary Care Psychology for complex psychological presentations.

I have worked with most psychological difficulties, and am comfortable treating adolescents and adults. I am also qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Parts I,II and III), and HCR-20 (Historical Clinical Risk). I have also completed my IAPT Supervisors Training (University of York), and have Clinically Supervised Post Graduate Psychotherapy Students, Clinical Psychology Trainees, and Medical Doctors completing Mental Health Training and Psychotherapy Training. I am also experienced in providing training, teaching, and have co-presented a Psychological model of Compulsive Buying at the BABCP Conference in Exeter.

I strongly believe in a good strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect and equality in sessions. I want people to be heard, and I believe in achieving a shared understanding of a problem as being a strong foundation to successful treatment.

QualificationDate and institute
Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)Qualified 1992
Teaching experience on a variety of courses including Mental Health Awareness Training (Barnsley PCT), Dual Diagnosis Training (BPCT), Psychological theories of psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (Assertive Outreach)1992-1999
Teaching and assessing in clinical practice1995
NEBSM Certificate in Supervisory Management1998
Treating Panic Disorder2003: David Clark
Constructive/Deconstructive Dialogue2003: Christine Padesky
Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders2004: Kate Davison
Bsc (Hons) Psychology2005
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Parts I, II, and III (complete training) EMDR Institute2005-2007: London & The Richman Institute
IAPT Supervisors Training2008: University of York
Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress disorder for non English speaking clients2008
Cognitive Therapy for Anger2008
Treatment of Medically Unexplained Symptoms2009
Leading an Empowered Organisation2009
Trained in Historical Clinical Risk Assessment (HCR-20)2011
Trained in the delivery of Sex Offenders Treatment Programme (HIBs)2012
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour TherapyUniversity of Manchester
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Michelle Holdsworth

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults & Children

Price per session: £120

Hi, I'm Michelle, a CBT & EMDR therapist. I specialise in working with children between the ages of 5 & 18 suffering with PTSD, trauma/distress. I also experienced in working with adults.

I treat various forms of anxiety (social, health, school, separation, worry, phobias, panic, perfectionism) depression, self-esteem, OCD. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness & anger, symptoms of self harm & suicidal thoughts. If you or your child is struggling with: school/work, friendships, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts then I am 100% able to help. I’ve many years’ experience helping children & adults to get their happiness back.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) are the gold standard treatment in psychotherapy for trauma, depression & anxiety. I feel strongly about delivering scientific-proven techniques.

I place emphasis on adapting to age, learning need and individual differences.

The individuals I work with have amazing success and are empowered to overcome, heal, develop self-esteem and get their lives back. This is a blessing to see.

I have a CAMHS background with 20+ yrs working with children.

Please do reach out to me on email if you would like to book yourself or your child in for initial assessment.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £120

Michelle Holdsworth

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults & Children

Hi, I'm Michelle, a CBT & EMDR therapist. I specialise in working with children between the ages of 5 & 18 suffering with PTSD, trauma/distress. I also experienced in working with adults.

I treat various forms of anxiety (social, health, school, separation, worry, phobias, panic, perfectionism) depression, self-esteem, OCD. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness & anger, symptoms of self harm & suicidal thoughts. If you or your child is struggling with: school/work, friendships, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts then I am 100% able to help. I’ve many years’ experience helping children & adults to get their happiness back.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) are the gold standard treatment in psychotherapy for trauma, depression & anxiety. I feel strongly about delivering scientific-proven techniques.

I place emphasis on adapting to age, learning need and individual differences.

The individuals I work with have amazing success and are empowered to overcome, heal, develop self-esteem and get their lives back. This is a blessing to see.

I have a CAMHS background with 20+ yrs working with children.

Please do reach out to me on email if you would like to book yourself or your child in for initial assessment.

QualificationDate and institute
EMDR Child Training Level 22023: EMDR Europe Accredited Training
EMDR Child Training Level 12021: EMDR Europe Accredited Training
EMDR Core Training2020: EMDR Institute
Schema Therapy - ISST Approved Training Module – Certificate of Completion2019: Manchester
Schema Therapy – The Model, Methods and Techniques – Working with Complex
Presentations including Bi-Polar Disorder
Schema Therapy – ISST Approved Training Module – Certificate of Completion2019: Manchester
Schema Therapy – Beyond the Basics and Working with Complex Presentations
including Bi-Polar Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Pathway2017: Manchester
The University of Manchester and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Level 7 CBT training course meeting BABCP requirements for provisional Accreditation in December 2017. Full BABCP Accreditation since 2019
National Vocational Qualification – Work with Offending Behaviour2012: Manchester
Level 4 NVQ - North West Community Justice Assessment CentreCity and Guilds
Bsc Honours Degree in Psychology 2006: Manchester Metropolitan University
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Lynne Mappin

CBT Therapist - Adults

Price per session: £110

with over 10 years experience working with people with common mental health problems such as stress, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, perfectionism, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I have worked for both the NHS and privately and really enjoy seeing people transform their lives.

I work in a goal focussed way, agreeing with you what you want to get out of sessions and work collaboratively with you to help you get the most out of CBT. We will identify the thoughts and behaviours that are keeping you stuck in your current vicious cycle and I will support you with skills and techniques to help you work your way through your problems and enable you to live a happier and more value based life. As well as a main focus on CBT I have also undertaken training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and also Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) which I feel enhance my core CBT skills.

I believe therapy is most helpful when you are able to build a strong therapeutic relationship with your therapist. I endeavour to be honest and open with you and treat you in a compassionate and non-judgemental manner. I have worked with many people who are nervous about starting therapy and I take the time to discuss the process with you and help you to feel as comfortable as possible. I work alongside you to help you overcome your current difficulties and guide you through the techniques that will give you the most benefit, both now and in the future.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have public liability insurance. I can offer both face to face and Zoom appointments and look forward to offering you an assessment appointment where I can find out more about your current difficulties and discuss treatment options with you.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Lynne Mappin

CBT Therapist - Adults

with over 10 years experience working with people with common mental health problems such as stress, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, perfectionism, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I have worked for both the NHS and privately and really enjoy seeing people transform their lives.

I work in a goal focussed way, agreeing with you what you want to get out of sessions and work collaboratively with you to help you get the most out of CBT. We will identify the thoughts and behaviours that are keeping you stuck in your current vicious cycle and I will support you with skills and techniques to help you work your way through your problems and enable you to live a happier and more value based life. As well as a main focus on CBT I have also undertaken training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and also Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) which I feel enhance my core CBT skills.

I believe therapy is most helpful when you are able to build a strong therapeutic relationship with your therapist. I endeavour to be honest and open with you and treat you in a compassionate and non-judgemental manner. I have worked with many people who are nervous about starting therapy and I take the time to discuss the process with you and help you to feel as comfortable as possible. I work alongside you to help you overcome your current difficulties and guide you through the techniques that will give you the most benefit, both now and in the future.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have public liability insurance. I can offer both face to face and Zoom appointments and look forward to offering you an assessment appointment where I can find out more about your current difficulties and discuss treatment options with you.

QualificationDate and institute
Remote working in therapy2020: OxCADAT
Certificate in Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)2018: Paul Gilbert
Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)2017: Think Psychology
Advanced Practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy2016: University of Cumbria Behavioural Therapy
Post graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health Practice2012: University of Central Lancashire
BSc Psychology and Linguistics2006: University of Central Lancashire
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Kezia Mathieson

CBT Therapist - Adults & Adolescents

Price per session: £110

My name is Kezia and I am a CBT psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I have 11 years of experience working in the field of mental health. Much of my clinical experience is with young people and adults between 14-65.

I believe we all encounter emotional problems in our lives. I approach therapy with a warm, non-judgemental attitude and my style of therapy reflects this. It is important to me that you feel safe and supported throughout your therapy journey.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has a strong evidence base with many different human problems. I have experience of using CBT to help people overcome many problems including anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, low self-esteem, body dysmorphia, trauma and more. I am deeply committed to providing high quality, evidence based therapy to my clients. I also use ‘third wave’ cognitive behavioural approaches in my practice, including mindfulness, compassion focused therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

One of my special interests is in perinatal mental health. This includes problems like tokophobia (the fear of giving birth), birth trauma, perinatal anxiety, depression, and perinatal OCD. I developed a passionate interest in this area whilst undertaking my own journey into parenthood.

My professional qualifications include BSc Hons in Nursing Studies (Mental Health) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. As well as being a BABCP accredited CBT psychotherapist, I remain a registered member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). I have also undertaken additional training in compassion focused therapy (CFT) and behavioural family therapy (BFT) interventions.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor.

I offer remote sessions delivered by Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Zoom.

Kezia Mathieson

CBT Therapist - Adults & Adolescents

My name is Kezia and I am a CBT psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I have 11 years of experience working in the field of mental health. Much of my clinical experience is with young people and adults between 14-65.

I believe we all encounter emotional problems in our lives. I approach therapy with a warm, non-judgemental attitude and my style of therapy reflects this. It is important to me that you feel safe and supported throughout your therapy journey.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has a strong evidence base with many different human problems. I have experience of using CBT to help people overcome many problems including anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, low self-esteem, body dysmorphia, trauma and more. I am deeply committed to providing high quality, evidence based therapy to my clients. I also use ‘third wave’ cognitive behavioural approaches in my practice, including mindfulness, compassion focused therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

One of my special interests is in perinatal mental health. This includes problems like tokophobia (the fear of giving birth), birth trauma, perinatal anxiety, depression, and perinatal OCD. I developed a passionate interest in this area whilst undertaking my own journey into parenthood.

My professional qualifications include BSc Hons in Nursing Studies (Mental Health) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. As well as being a BABCP accredited CBT psychotherapist, I remain a registered member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). I have also undertaken additional training in compassion focused therapy (CFT) and behavioural family therapy (BFT) interventions.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor.

I offer remote sessions delivered by Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Zoom.

QualificationDate and institute
Post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (adult)2019: University of Derby
BSc Hons in nursing studies (mental Health)2017: University of Derby
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Kathryn Waddington

CBT Therapist - Adults

Price per session: £110

My name is Kathryn. I am a qualified Integrative and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I have over 20 years experience working within neurorehabilitation and mental health services. Currently, I am in a position to offer both face to face therapy (based in Barnsley) and remote therapy (via Microsoft Teams).

I appreciate that, noticing that there is a problem in the first instance, and then reaching out, are two significant steps, both of which may come with mixed feelings and emotions.  I pride myself in my commitment to provide a calm, safe and secure environment where you can merely be yourself, with the guarantee of respect and no judgement. With these a given, we have the foundation to develop and enhance our therapeutic alliance where personal understanding and growth can flourish.

I am dedicated to working collaboratively. Together, we can explore the psychological distress or difficulties that have been causing concern or caught your attention, build a mutual understanding, and identify the most suited and individualised therapeutic pathway to support your needs at this time. In this way, you can become your own master in accomplishing your personal goals and aspirations.

I offer a range of evidence based integrative and cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches to help address symptoms associated with:

  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem/low confidence
  • Generalised worry/anxiety
  • Stress
  • Health anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (intrusive thoughts/images, compulsive behaviours)
  • Panic, with and without agoraphobia
  • Specific phobias, such as spider, dog, vomit, needle phobias etc
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Body image difficulties
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Insomnia/ sleep difficulties
  • Depression and/or anxiety related to long-term health conditions or unexplained medical conditions
  • Adjustment difficulties

I have an interest in the Compassion Focused approach, which places a significant emphasis upon moving away from the inner self-critic and toward the inner kinder voice. Furthermore, the Acceptance and Commitment Therapeutic approach is one of my special interests, which harnesses resilience, leaning toward acceptance of difficult and distressing experiences while simultaneously striving towards value-based living. I have found these approaches to be particularly useful for individuals where their situation may be static or unchangeable.

I receive regular clinical supervision. This provides a platform for myself to be the considerate and reflective Psychotherapist that I consider myself to be. I play an active role in continuing my professional development and to ensure that my practice is the most up to date and relevant.

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor, with experience supporting Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapists from the start of their journey into accomplishing their qualified status.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) as well as a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their ethical frameworks to ensure good and safe practice. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and have professional liability insurance.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Kathryn Waddington

CBT Therapist - Adults

My name is Kathryn. I am a qualified Integrative and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I have over 20 years experience working within neurorehabilitation and mental health services. Currently, I am in a position to offer both face to face therapy (based in Barnsley) and remote therapy (via Microsoft Teams).

I appreciate that, noticing that there is a problem in the first instance, and then reaching out, are two significant steps, both of which may come with mixed feelings and emotions.  I pride myself in my commitment to provide a calm, safe and secure environment where you can merely be yourself, with the guarantee of respect and no judgement. With these a given, we have the foundation to develop and enhance our therapeutic alliance where personal understanding and growth can flourish.

I am dedicated to working collaboratively. Together, we can explore the psychological distress or difficulties that have been causing concern or caught your attention, build a mutual understanding, and identify the most suited and individualised therapeutic pathway to support your needs at this time. In this way, you can become your own master in accomplishing your personal goals and aspirations.

I offer a range of evidence based integrative and cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches to help address symptoms associated with:

  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem/low confidence
  • Generalised worry/anxiety
  • Stress
  • Health anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (intrusive thoughts/images, compulsive behaviours)
  • Panic, with and without agoraphobia
  • Specific phobias, such as spider, dog, vomit, needle phobias etc
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Body image difficulties
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Insomnia/ sleep difficulties
  • Depression and/or anxiety related to long-term health conditions or unexplained medical conditions
  • Adjustment difficulties

I have an interest in the Compassion Focused approach, which places a significant emphasis upon moving away from the inner self-critic and toward the inner kinder voice. Furthermore, the Acceptance and Commitment Therapeutic approach is one of my special interests, which harnesses resilience, leaning toward acceptance of difficult and distressing experiences while simultaneously striving towards value-based living. I have found these approaches to be particularly useful for individuals where their situation may be static or unchangeable.

I receive regular clinical supervision. This provides a platform for myself to be the considerate and reflective Psychotherapist that I consider myself to be. I play an active role in continuing my professional development and to ensure that my practice is the most up to date and relevant.

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor, with experience supporting Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapists from the start of their journey into accomplishing their qualified status.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) as well as a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their ethical frameworks to ensure good and safe practice. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and have professional liability insurance.

QualificationDate and institute
Clinical Supervisor for High Intensity CBT2022: University of Hull
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Level 1 & 22022: The Association for Psychological Therapies
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies2020: The University of Bolton
Using CBT approaches for Persistent and Distressing Long Term Conditions2019: The University of Bolton
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practice2007: The University of Derby
Bachelor of Science Psychology degree with Honours2000: The University of Lincolnshire and Humberside
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Heather Howard-Thompson

CBT/DBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults & Adolescents

Price per session: £120

Hi, my name is Heather, I am the Founder and Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with almost 30 years experience of working in the mental health field.

After a long career in the NHS, I launched Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd in January 2015.  I have since developed the practice to include Associate Therapists who offer a wide range of therapies to individuals and businesses. I work as a Clinical Supervisor and have many years experience of working with people who struggle with emotional problems, including trauma, depression and anxiety. I have a particular interest in working with complex trauma and emotional dysregulation, including neurodiversity.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills.

I am very passionate about helping others to understand, recognise and tolerate their emotions, which is the first step in helping to overcome a range of mental health problems. I offer online sessions face to face or via zoom.

I provide Consultancy, Groups and Workshops to a range of businesses and also provide Business Coaching and Mentoring for Therapists starting out in private practice. I also co-host a popular mental health podcast ‘From the therapists chair‘.

I undertake regular clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor, am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

Heather Howard-Thompson

CBT/DBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults & Adolescents

Hi, my name is Heather, I am the Founder and Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with almost 30 years experience of working in the mental health field.

After a long career in the NHS, I launched Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd in January 2015.  I have since developed the practice to include Associate Therapists who offer a wide range of therapies to individuals and businesses. I work as a Clinical Supervisor and have many years experience of working with people who struggle with emotional problems, including trauma, depression and anxiety. I have a particular interest in working with complex trauma and emotional dysregulation, including neurodiversity.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills.

I am very passionate about helping others to understand, recognise and tolerate their emotions, which is the first step in helping to overcome a range of mental health problems. I offer online sessions face to face or via zoom.

I provide Consultancy, Groups and Workshops to a range of businesses and also provide Business Coaching and Mentoring for Therapists starting out in private practice. I also co-host a popular mental health podcast ‘From the therapists chair‘.

I undertake regular clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor, am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

QualificationDate and institute
Diploma in Mental Health Nursing1997: The University of Sheffield
Bachelor of Medical Science in Enduring Mental Health Practice2003: The University of Sheffield
Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation2008: ACAS
Short Term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: 80 credits at Level 62009: The University of York
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an experiential introduction (2 day workshop)2011: Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Training – theory and practice (parts one, two, three and four)2013: EDMR Extra
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy2015: Sheffield Hallam University
Managing Chronic Pain: A practical skills workshop on using CBT for persistent pain2015: BABCP Regional Workshop
CBASP: Innovative Treatment for Persistent Depression2016: BABCP Regional Workshop
Level 1 EMDR Europe Child Accredited TrainingFebruary, 2018: EMDR Academy
DBT essentialsOctober, 2018: APT
The Flash Technique (EMDR)2019: UK & Ireland EMDR Association approved
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training2021: Greenwood Mentors Ltd, The British Psychological Society Approved Course
Attachment Focused EMDR2022: EMDR Focus
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Gemma Schofield-Webber

CBT Therapist - Adolescents & Children

Price per session: £110

Hi, my name is Gemma and I have had the privilege of working with children, young people, families, and care givers for the past 18 years.

I have worked within CAMHS services in the NHS for the last 18 years and began working in private practice alongside this 5 years ago.

I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children and young people with mild to severe, complex, and enduring mental health needs including anxiety, depression, OCD, social anxiety, and trauma.

I am a child and adolescent mental health nurse, cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice.

I am currently undertaking a diploma in ASD and mental health.

I am as passionate today as I was 18 years ago when I first began working in mental health services. I aim to help children and young people develop a positive view of themselves and the world around them.

Gemma Schofield-Webber

CBT Therapist - Adolescents & Children

Hi, my name is Gemma and I have had the privilege of working with children, young people, families, and care givers for the past 18 years.

I have worked within CAMHS services in the NHS for the last 18 years and began working in private practice alongside this 5 years ago.

I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children and young people with mild to severe, complex, and enduring mental health needs including anxiety, depression, OCD, social anxiety, and trauma.

I am a child and adolescent mental health nurse, cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice.

I am currently undertaking a diploma in ASD and mental health.

I am as passionate today as I was 18 years ago when I first began working in mental health services. I aim to help children and young people develop a positive view of themselves and the world around them.

QualificationDate and institute
Advanced Diploma in Nursing StudiesSeptember, 2005: The University of Sheffield
Bachelor of Science in Health & Social Care Practice (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)June, 2010: University of York
EMDR Workshops Part One, Part Two, Part ThreeNovember, 2014: EDMR Extra
Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People: Cognitive Behavioural PathwayJune, 2017: The University of Manchester
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Gemini Mealey

Psychotherapist - CBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy

Price per session: £110

I'm a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR, and RMN and I am trained in Clinical Hypnosis.

I use Schema Focused therapy. This looks at the impact of our history on how we experience ourselves and others presently.

I have many years experience of working with common and complex mental health conditions in the NHS, corporate settings and private practice. Common conditions I work with are: Depression, PTSD, OCD, Complex trauma, GAD and issues with personality and the experience of self.

My area of interest is: Adults with relationship issues; relational trauma; and problems with self esteem.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Gemini Mealey

Psychotherapist - CBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy

I'm a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR, and RMN and I am trained in Clinical Hypnosis.

I use Schema Focused therapy. This looks at the impact of our history on how we experience ourselves and others presently.

I have many years experience of working with common and complex mental health conditions in the NHS, corporate settings and private practice. Common conditions I work with are: Depression, PTSD, OCD, Complex trauma, GAD and issues with personality and the experience of self.

My area of interest is: Adults with relationship issues; relational trauma; and problems with self esteem.

QualificationDate and institute
PG Certificate: Clinical Hypnotherapy2008: Thames Valley University
Bachelor of Science: Nursing (mental health) MERIT2017: Glasgow Caledonian University
PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy2019: University West of Scotland
Bachelor of Science: Nursing (mental health) MERIT2017: Glasgow Caledonian University
Schema Therapy The Model, Method and Techniques2022: Schema Therapy Scotland
Brief Schema Therapy Experiential Protocol2023: Schema Therapy Scotland
EMDR Part One2023: EMDR Academy UK
EMDR Part Two2024: EMDR Academy UK
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Esther Morch

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults

Price per session: £100

I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR practitioner based in Bury, North Manchester, but offering remote session online or by phone. I’ve been in private practice since 2016 and I’m passionate about supporting people aged 16+ to overcome difficulties caused by anxiety, depression and trauma.

Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I was a Social Worker in Adult Social Care, in Community Mental Health and supporting women fleeing domestic abuse. More recently I worked as a CBT therapist in a community Pain Management Team, providing CBT support for patients living with chronic pain and long-term health conditions.

In my therapy I draw on theory and practice from Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Esther Morch

CBT/EMDR Therapist - Adults

I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR practitioner based in Bury, North Manchester, but offering remote session online or by phone. I’ve been in private practice since 2016 and I’m passionate about supporting people aged 16+ to overcome difficulties caused by anxiety, depression and trauma.

Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I was a Social Worker in Adult Social Care, in Community Mental Health and supporting women fleeing domestic abuse. More recently I worked as a CBT therapist in a community Pain Management Team, providing CBT support for patients living with chronic pain and long-term health conditions.

In my therapy I draw on theory and practice from Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).

QualificationDate and institute
BSc Psychology2003: Bolton Institute Higher Education
PGDip Social Work2012: University of Manchester
PGDip Applied Psychology (Therapies)2014: University of Salford
PGDip Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy2016: University of Salford
EMDR Standard Training in EMDR2021

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