Children & Adolescents

Therapy that allows Children to talk about their problems.

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
Gemma Schofield-Webber
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. 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People: Cognitive Behavioural Pathway.
    June, 2017: The University of Manchester
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies
    September, 2005: The University of Sheffield
  • EMDR Workshops Part One, Part Two, Part Three
    November, 2014: EDMR Extra
  • Bachelor of Science in Health & Social Care Practice (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)
    June, 2010: University of York
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Dr Lisa Moss
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
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview Schedule, ADOS-2
    2014: Pearson Assessment, London
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy):
    2004: University of Sheffield
  • Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO):
    2012: Lorna Wing Centre
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Jo Newing
I am a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse with a Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I have over 15 years experience of working with Children and Young People.

My specific area of expertise is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. ADHD is a Neurodevelopmental condition which affects both children, adolescents and adults.

My main role is to carry out an in depth assessment to determine the difficulties you and your child are experiencing and to help plan a way forward. The assessment is undertaken by myself, during which time I will discuss any questions and concerns you may have, carry out one to one assessment sessions as well as a school visit if appropriate. The assessment will then be recorded in a comprehensive report.

  • Registered General Nurse:
    1979: GNC
  • Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing:
    2002: Sheffield University
  • UKANN National Conference. “The ABC of ADHD”:
    September, 2011: Warwick University
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse:
    1984: ENB
  • European Computer Driving Licence (Part 1&2):
    May, 2006: British Computer Society
  • City and Guilds Teaching Cert (Adult Learning 730):
    1987: City & Guilds
  • The RAID Approach to Asperger’s Syndrome:
    December, 2008: Association For Psychological Therapies
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Laura McClure
I have over 10 years experience as a registered nurse in mental health. I have now specialised in working with children and adolescents for 5 years and I love my job!

I am an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist which is an evidence based and NICE recommended treatment for depression. The model can also help with anxiety and trauma related problems. It focsses on how life events and/or relationships can both trigger and maintain mental health problems. Using other  psychological interventions I can also work with young people who suffer with different mental health difficulties; for example anxiety, self harm, depression and intrusive thoughts.

  • BA (HONS) Mental Health Nursing:
    2007: Sheffield Hallam University
  • Eating Disorder Training in Children and Adolescents:
    2017: NHS England- 10 day awareness training
  • Leading an Empowered Organisation:
    2009: University of Leeds School of Healthcare
  • Accreditation in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescence:
    2018: CYP- IAPT Greater Manchester West CBT Training Centre
  • Training Programme for Children and Adolescent Practitioners (3 day workshop in risk assessment, crisis assessment and treating self harm):
    2014: The Association for Psychological Therapies
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Catherine Knibbs
I am a Clinical and Doctoral Researcher and Clinical Supervisor, specialising with child and adult trauma. I can and do work with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults for short and long term work. I work creatively and/or with technology or we can just talk.

My specialist area is working with any issue that relates to a trauma or abuse and how this affects a person’s body and mind after the event. Whether that be immediate or later in life. I use technology to help where needed as this can give quick answers. I am versed in functional psychotherapy using my training in nutrigenomics (food as information).

I use technology for trauma such as heart rate variability software and have a package designed for my practice, which I use with children/adults who have issues around trauma/anxiety/sleep. I use a version of Neurofeedback (brain wave) technology too. I use a body & play work room too (with adults & children) and computer games.

  • CTI Certificate in counselling Skills:
    Wakefield College
  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (BACP/UKCP accredited course) NGP:
    2013: Newcastle
  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy Child & Adult – Dual registers:
    2017: UKCP Accredited course at Newman University
  • ‘A’ Level Psychology:
    2006: Wakefield College
  • PG Diploma Psychotherapy: Distinction (UKCP/BACP Accredited course) NGP:
    2014: Newcastle
  • Clinical PhD/Doctoral Researcher:
    2018-Present: University of Salford
  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology:
    2009: University of Huddersfield
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision:
    2014: Manchester Institute Psychotherapy

Please note, Catherine provides her services from her Wakefield base

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