Children & Adolescents

Mental health assessment, treatment and therapy for children and adolescents.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy
We offer a range of assessments, therapies and treatments for Children and Adolescents, including CBT, EMDR, Clinical Psychology, ADHD Assessments and Family Support.

Our child & adolescent practitioners:

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Sophie Longden

CBT

Price per session: £110

I have been working in children and adults mental health services for the last 18 years.

I started my career as a support worker, then completed an Occupational Therapy degree before training as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I love working in the area of mental health and seeing the change that comes through using CBT and the possibilities that the change brings.

I work with a number of presentations that CBT is the recommended treatment choice for and I particularly enjoy working with low self esteem and anxiety.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Sophie Longden

CBT

I have been working in children and adults mental health services for the last 18 years.

I started my career as a support worker, then completed an Occupational Therapy degree before training as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I love working in the area of mental health and seeing the change that comes through using CBT and the possibilities that the change brings.

I work with a number of presentations that CBT is the recommended treatment choice for and I particularly enjoy working with low self esteem and anxiety.

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
September 2004 to July 2007 - St Martin’s College, Lancaster, UK
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
September 2009 to August 2010 - University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy High Intensity Training (BABCP Accredited course)
November 2011 to November 2012 - University of Chester, Cheshire, UK
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Penny Swales

Counselling

Price per session: £75 adult, £85 couples counselling

My training and experience, grounded in the Person Centred approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy, enables me to offer clients an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and warmth.

I have twelve years experience working in an NHS setting and Private Practice and with a variety of issues. I consider myself to be an integrative therapist as I have completed training and professional development within the theories of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dreams and Nightmare Analysis. I also offer couples counselling and online counselling when required.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £75 adult, £85 couples counselling

Penny Swales

Counselling

My training and experience, grounded in the Person Centred approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy, enables me to offer clients an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and warmth.

I have twelve years experience working in an NHS setting and Private Practice and with a variety of issues. I consider myself to be an integrative therapist as I have completed training and professional development within the theories of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dreams and Nightmare Analysis. I also offer couples counselling and online counselling when required.

Relationship training
2001: Teminos Sheffield
Level 3 Person Centred Counselling
2007: CPCAB
Level 3 Person Centred Counselling
December, 2007: CPCAB
Level 3 Integrative Therapies
2008: Open University CPCAB
Level 3 Integrative Therapies
April, 2008: Open University, CPCAB
Advanced Diploma in the theory and practice of therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
2011: ABC
Sexual Abuse training course
2011: SARC
Sexual Abuse SARC
July, 2011: Rotherham
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy post graduate training
2013: Yorkshire Counselling Network
Domestic abuse and its effects in children
September, 2013: BMBC
Dream and Nightmare analysis post graduate training
2015: Yorkshire Counselling Network
Act post graduate training course
2015: Leeds University Hospital Counselling Network
Bereavement and Mental Health
May, 2018: BMBC
Attachment and Relationships
January, 2019: BACP online
Internal family systems training
March 2019: Academy Space
Internal Family Systems
March 2019 March 2021: BACP
Grief and Trauma
October 2020
Existential psychotherapy - an evening with Irvin yalom
April 2021 BACP
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Heather Howard-Thompson

CBT/DBT/EMDR

Price per session: £110

Hi, my name is Heather, I am the Founder and Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with over 20 years experience in mental health.

I launched Yorkshire Psychotherapy in January 2015 and 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 trauma and emotional dysregulation.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 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 via Skype/Zoom/Facetime/Whatsapp or phone.

I provide Consultancy, Groups and Workshops to a range of businesses and also provide Coaching and Mentoring for Therapists starting out in private practice.

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

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Heather Howard-Thompson

CBT/DBT/EMDR

Hi, my name is Heather, I am the Founder and Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with over 20 years experience in mental health.

I launched Yorkshire Psychotherapy in January 2015 and 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 trauma and emotional dysregulation.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 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 via Skype/Zoom/Facetime/Whatsapp or phone.

I provide Consultancy, Groups and Workshops to a range of businesses and also provide Coaching and Mentoring for Therapists starting out in private practice.

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

Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
1997: The University of Sheffield
Bachelor of Medical Science in Enduring Mental Health Practice
2003: The University of Sheffield
Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation
2008: ACAS
Short Term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: 80 credits at Level 6
2009: 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 Psychotherapy
2015: Sheffield Hallam University
Managing Chronic Pain: A practical skills workshop on using CBT for persistent pain
2015: BABCP Regional Workshop
CBASP: Innovative Treatment for Persistent Depression
2016: BABCP Regional Workshop
Level 1 EMDR Europe Child Accredited Training
February, 2018: EMDR Academy
DBT essentials
October, 2018: APT
The Flash Technique (EMDR)
2019: UK & Ireland EMDR Association approved
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
2021: Greenwood Mentors Ltd, The British Psychological Society Approved Course
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Gemma Schofield-Webber

CBT

Price per session: £100

I am a registered mental health nurse with an advanced diploma in child and adolescent mental health and post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy.

I have a wide experience of working with Children and young people with over 11 years practice experience. I have a keen interest of working with children who present with anxiety related difficulties including phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders.

I offer One Session Therapy (OST) to treat specific phobias. Please contact for more information.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Gemma Schofield-Webber

CBT

I am a registered mental health nurse with an advanced diploma in child and adolescent mental health and post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy.

I have a wide experience of working with Children and young people with over 11 years practice experience. I have a keen interest of working with children who present with anxiety related difficulties including phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders.

I offer One Session Therapy (OST) to treat specific phobias. Please contact for more information.

Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies
September, 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 Three
November, 2014: EDMR Extra
Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People: Cognitive Behavioural Pathway
June, 2017: The University of Manchester
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Dr Lisa Moss

Clinical Psychology

Price per session: £125

I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Social Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological and mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, grief and low self esteem. My specialist interest is in the area of neuro-development including autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I am interested in perinatal psychology and the development of attachment and the complex interaction between early childhood experiences such as neglect and trauma, parental mental health issues and environmental factors in the development of mental health difficulties.

I draw on a number of therapeutic models and interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic and solution focused approaches, individually tailored to meet the needs of my clients and their families.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £125

Dr Lisa Moss

Clinical Psychology

I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Social Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological and mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, grief and low self esteem. My specialist interest is in the area of neuro-development including autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I am interested in perinatal psychology and the development of attachment and the complex interaction between early childhood experiences such as neglect and trauma, parental mental health issues and environmental factors in the development of mental health difficulties.

I draw on a number of therapeutic models and interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic and solution focused approaches, individually tailored to meet the needs of my clients and their families.

BSc (Hons) Psychology
2002: Sheffield Hallam University
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
2004: University of Sheffield
Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO)
2012: Lorna Wing Centre
Autism Diagnostic Interview Schedule, ADOS-2
2014: Pearson Assessment, London
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Bimla Heera

Specialist Nurse/EMDR

Price per session: £100

I have qualifications in Adult Mental Health Nursing and in General Nursing. Over the last 20 years or so I have worked with families, children and the extended family.

I have an interest in multi-cultural trans-generational issues that affect the family functioning on a daily basis; and how this can affect the ability to sustain and improve relationships within the family. As a Mental Health Nurse I have a good understanding of how cultural and trans-generational issues can affect the mental health of all family members.

As a General Nurse I also have a good idea of how physical ill health can impact on an individuals and their family.

I also have an interest in women’s health, having worked in obstetrics and gynaecology. Here I met a lot of brave and courageous women and their families who had experience loss, either through miscarriage and/or through the trauma of birth. I am able to offer psychological therapies to improve psychological wellbeing.

I also have an interest in trauma and have helped many adults to understand themselves from a trauma perspective; furthermore I have treated many individuals using trauma focussed therapeutic models.

Given my experience I can draw upon the many therapeutic models such as psychotherapeutic models, such as Eye movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution focussed therapies Cognitive behavioural Therapy and family based interventions to improve the wellbeing of individuals and the family members.

I am able to work with couples who are finding their own situation difficult trying to balance their own beliefs and incorporating the needs of their extended family members.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Bimla Heera

Specialist Nurse/EMDR

I have qualifications in Adult Mental Health Nursing and in General Nursing. Over the last 20 years or so I have worked with families, children and the extended family.

I have an interest in multi-cultural trans-generational issues that affect the family functioning on a daily basis; and how this can affect the ability to sustain and improve relationships within the family. As a Mental Health Nurse I have a good understanding of how cultural and trans-generational issues can affect the mental health of all family members.

As a General Nurse I also have a good idea of how physical ill health can impact on an individuals and their family.

I also have an interest in women’s health, having worked in obstetrics and gynaecology. Here I met a lot of brave and courageous women and their families who had experience loss, either through miscarriage and/or through the trauma of birth. I am able to offer psychological therapies to improve psychological wellbeing.

I also have an interest in trauma and have helped many adults to understand themselves from a trauma perspective; furthermore I have treated many individuals using trauma focussed therapeutic models.

Given my experience I can draw upon the many therapeutic models such as psychotherapeutic models, such as Eye movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution focussed therapies Cognitive behavioural Therapy and family based interventions to improve the wellbeing of individuals and the family members.

I am able to work with couples who are finding their own situation difficult trying to balance their own beliefs and incorporating the needs of their extended family members.

Registered General Nurse (RGN)
1992
Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)
1997
BSc (Hons) in Health Care Practice – (Child and adolescent mental health)
2001-2006
Short term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
2009: University of York
Siblings together or apart
2010: British Association of Fostering and adoption. (BAAF)
Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD in Children and Adolescents
June 2010
Life story work with traumatised children
November 2010: After adoption
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Level One
January 2011: Family futures – (Islington, London)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Level Two
May 2011: Family futures – (Islington, London)
Theraplay – Level One
2012
Theraplay – Level Two
2012
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Levels 1 to 4. 2012–2016
Initial assessment model and intervention with young people who sexually harm
April 2013: AIM2 Assessment
Promoting resilience in Looked after Children
British Association of fostering and adoption (BAAF)

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