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

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.

QualificationDate and institute
Relationship training2001: Teminos Sheffield
Level 3 Person Centred Counselling2007: CPCAB
Level 3 Person Centred CounsellingDecember, 2007: CPCAB
Level 3 Integrative Therapies2008: Open University CPCAB
Level 3 Integrative TherapiesApril, 2008: Open University, CPCAB
Advanced Diploma in the theory and practice of therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy2011: ABC
Sexual Abuse training course2011: SARC
Sexual Abuse SARCJuly, 2011: Rotherham
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy post graduate training2013: Yorkshire Counselling Network
Domestic abuse and its effects in childrenSeptember, 2013: BMBC
Dream and Nightmare analysis post graduate training2015: Yorkshire Counselling Network
Act post graduate training course2015: Leeds University Hospital Counselling Network
Bereavement and Mental HealthMay, 2018: BMBC
Attachment and RelationshipsJanuary, 2019: BACP online
Internal family systems trainingMarch 2019: Academy Space
Internal Family SystemsMarch 2019 March 2021: BACP
Grief and TraumaOctober 2020
Existential psychotherapy - an evening with Irvin yalomApril 2021 BACP
Children & Adolescents 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.

Children & Adolescents 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
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Lauren Degge

Art Psychotherapist

Price per session: £100

I am an Art Psychotherapist offering art therapy for children and adolescents. Adults can also benefit from art therapy through creativity and playfulness to express themselves in an alternative way. I have also experienced the therapeutic benefits of art when working with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

I have 2 years of experience working with the elderly with dementia and 5 years working with children and adults of various ages and have experience with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low mood
  • Body image difficulties
  • Suicidal ideation/self-harm
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Trauma
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Autism
  • Learning disabilities
  • Adopted/Fostered/ SGO/ LAC
  • Foster carers
  • Dementia

What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the therapeutic use of art making and creativity for the expression of difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions. Sometimes it is easier to put these down in images rather than sharing verbally. This can feel less confrontational and direct which is particularly helpful for children, those who struggle to talk about their feelings and those with communication difficulties.

Art therapy is a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space. You do not need to be ‘good’ at art to take part in art therapy, just willing to experiment with art materials and your creativity. It is about expressing yourself – not making ‘masterpieces’ of art. I offer a wide range of creative materials to explore such as paints, pencils, pens, clay, collage, crafts, sewing, and mixed media. Your artwork is kept confidential and safe with me until the end of therapy. You may then decide to take this home or destroy it, the choice is yours.

My approach to art therapy is psychodynamic, which is based on the view that our past experiences influence our present behaviours, attitudes and reactions. It focuses on the unconscious and aims to support clients to gain insight and awareness to understand why they behave a certain way. This can help people to understand themselves to aid recovery and support improved self-esteem, confidence and self-worth. I am outcome focussed and aim to help my clients reach their therapeutic goals through art therapy directives and focussed sessions.

I am a member of the BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and registered by the HCPC. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, professional liabilities insurance, and attend frequent clinical supervision with an experienced supervisor with over 20 years of experience.

I offer face to face sessions in Barnsley and remote online art therapy via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Lauren Degge

Art Psychotherapist

I am an Art Psychotherapist offering art therapy for children and adolescents. Adults can also benefit from art therapy through creativity and playfulness to express themselves in an alternative way. I have also experienced the therapeutic benefits of art when working with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

I have 2 years of experience working with the elderly with dementia and 5 years working with children and adults of various ages and have experience with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low mood
  • Body image difficulties
  • Suicidal ideation/self-harm
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Trauma
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Autism
  • Learning disabilities
  • Adopted/Fostered/ SGO/ LAC
  • Foster carers
  • Dementia

What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the therapeutic use of art making and creativity for the expression of difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions. Sometimes it is easier to put these down in images rather than sharing verbally. This can feel less confrontational and direct which is particularly helpful for children, those who struggle to talk about their feelings and those with communication difficulties.

Art therapy is a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space. You do not need to be ‘good’ at art to take part in art therapy, just willing to experiment with art materials and your creativity. It is about expressing yourself – not making ‘masterpieces’ of art. I offer a wide range of creative materials to explore such as paints, pencils, pens, clay, collage, crafts, sewing, and mixed media. Your artwork is kept confidential and safe with me until the end of therapy. You may then decide to take this home or destroy it, the choice is yours.

My approach to art therapy is psychodynamic, which is based on the view that our past experiences influence our present behaviours, attitudes and reactions. It focuses on the unconscious and aims to support clients to gain insight and awareness to understand why they behave a certain way. This can help people to understand themselves to aid recovery and support improved self-esteem, confidence and self-worth. I am outcome focussed and aim to help my clients reach their therapeutic goals through art therapy directives and focussed sessions.

I am a member of the BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and registered by the HCPC. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, professional liabilities insurance, and attend frequent clinical supervision with an experienced supervisor with over 20 years of experience.

I offer face to face sessions in Barnsley and remote online art therapy via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.

QualificationDate and institute
Bachelor of Arts - Creative Expressive Therapies2020: The University of Derby
Master of Arts - Art Therapy2023: The University of Chester
Children & Adolescents 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
Children & Adolescents 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
Children & Adolescents 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
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Esther Maunder

Interpersonal Psychotherapist

Price per session: £110

Hi, my name is Esther and I have had the joy and privilege of working with children, young people, families and care givers for over twenty years. I have worked in a variety of settings including voluntary sector therapeutic services, schools and CAMHS services. I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children and young people with mild to severe, complex and enduring mental health needs including delivering a variety of assessments, needs led care packages and evidence-based interventions.

I have worked within the NHS for the last fifteen years working with young people who struggle with a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties particularly those experiencing low mood, depression, emotional dysregulation and the impact of developmental trauma.  I am an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist and have training in a variety of modalities and use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I have experience in working with younger children and their parents/carers using interventions based on Theraplay® principles and family and systemic therapy.  This way of working enhances connection and joy between children and caregivers using simple activities within a structured framework.

My values of hope and optimism drive my passion in my work; focusing on the present, improving relationships and helping children and young people to develop a positive view of themselves and the world around them.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Esther Maunder

Interpersonal Psychotherapist

Hi, my name is Esther and I have had the joy and privilege of working with children, young people, families and care givers for over twenty years. I have worked in a variety of settings including voluntary sector therapeutic services, schools and CAMHS services. I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children and young people with mild to severe, complex and enduring mental health needs including delivering a variety of assessments, needs led care packages and evidence-based interventions.

I have worked within the NHS for the last fifteen years working with young people who struggle with a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties particularly those experiencing low mood, depression, emotional dysregulation and the impact of developmental trauma.  I am an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist and have training in a variety of modalities and use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I have experience in working with younger children and their parents/carers using interventions based on Theraplay® principles and family and systemic therapy.  This way of working enhances connection and joy between children and caregivers using simple activities within a structured framework.

My values of hope and optimism drive my passion in my work; focusing on the present, improving relationships and helping children and young people to develop a positive view of themselves and the world around them.

QualificationDate and institute
Levels One and Two Theraplay® and Marschak Interaction Method2023: Inspire Me Events via the Theraplay® institute
Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder2023: 2 Day Training Programme, Anna Freud Centre
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (Adolescents)2020: Full accreditation via the Anna Freud Centre and IPT- UK
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy2018 (refresher 2021): Level 4 – Association for Psychological Therapies
Psychodynamic approaches to working with young people2012: Post Graduate Certificate with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the University of East London
MA in Social Work with Distinction2009: University of Sheffield, registered with HCPC
Family and Systemic Therapy2007: Post Graduate Certificate from the University of Leeds/AFT
MA in Youth and Community Development2004: University of Huddersfield
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Dr Lisa Moss

Clinical Psychology

Price per session: £125

Hi, I’m Lisa. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both NHS and independent practice. Since qualification, I have specialised in assessment and support for children, adolescents and adults with Autism and ADHD. I offer remote sessions in my work with Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I accept both self-funded clients and I am registered with a number of insurers.

You might feel like it’s difficult to know where to start in making sense of your difficulties. In these circumstances, it can often be beneficial to book an initial assessment to determine the nature of your needs, and to help understand which therapeutic approach or intervention would be most useful to you going forward. This might include further work with myself, or with another member of our team. Perhaps you are a parent looking for some time-limited consultation around mental health issues for your child.

In some cases, I am able to provide more in-depth assessments and reports which can serve as a written record for yourself or other professionals. Please contact to discuss your specific requirements.

I have some availability for therapy as part of my work with the team. I am an integrative Clinical Psychologist, drawing on a number of different theoretical and evidenced-based approaches. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and bespoke, and individually tailored to your needs.

I have experience in working with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, low mood and poor self-esteem. Perhaps you are an adult and have recently received a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD and want help to make sense of this, or you might be looking for sessions to help you manage your ADHD symptoms using psychological approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Please contact me to discuss your needs further or book direct via our website.

Dr Lisa Moss

Clinical Psychology

Hi, I’m Lisa. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both NHS and independent practice. Since qualification, I have specialised in assessment and support for children, adolescents and adults with Autism and ADHD. I offer remote sessions in my work with Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I accept both self-funded clients and I am registered with a number of insurers.

You might feel like it’s difficult to know where to start in making sense of your difficulties. In these circumstances, it can often be beneficial to book an initial assessment to determine the nature of your needs, and to help understand which therapeutic approach or intervention would be most useful to you going forward. This might include further work with myself, or with another member of our team. Perhaps you are a parent looking for some time-limited consultation around mental health issues for your child.

In some cases, I am able to provide more in-depth assessments and reports which can serve as a written record for yourself or other professionals. Please contact to discuss your specific requirements.

I have some availability for therapy as part of my work with the team. I am an integrative Clinical Psychologist, drawing on a number of different theoretical and evidenced-based approaches. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and bespoke, and individually tailored to your needs.

I have experience in working with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, low mood and poor self-esteem. Perhaps you are an adult and have recently received a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD and want help to make sense of this, or you might be looking for sessions to help you manage your ADHD symptoms using psychological approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Please contact me to discuss your needs further or book direct via our website.

QualificationDate and institute
BSc (Hons) Psychology2002: 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-22014: Pearson Assessment, London
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Bimla Heera

Specialist Nurse & EMDR Therapist

Price per session: £100 remote, £110 face to face

Hello I’m Bimla. I have had the privilege of working with children adolescents and their parents and carers for the last 24 years. I have worked within the CAMHS service and have extensive experience in treating a range of psychological problems.

My background is that I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse, and I am also a Registered General Nurse. I am also a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse.

I have experience in working with children and adolescents who have complex mental health needs and interested in treating complex trauma and have had a lot of experience of this, using therapies of CBT and EMDR.

I have an interest in multi-cultural trans-generational trauma and issues which can affect family functioning and the relationships within families.

I am also interested in the women’s health, having worked in obstetrics and gynaecology where sadly loss is seen in either miscarriage or through the trauma of birth. I can draw upon a range of therapies to support and improve psychological wellbeing.

I currently work part time for the NHS in a specialist Looked after children’s team and as such I can treat developmental trauma and help carers co-regulate the dysregulation behaviours seen in their children.

I am currently in the process of becoming certified in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) A relational attachment treatment model for children who are in foster care and who have been adopted.

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100 remote, £110 face to face

Bimla Heera

Specialist Nurse & EMDR Therapist

Hello I’m Bimla. I have had the privilege of working with children adolescents and their parents and carers for the last 24 years. I have worked within the CAMHS service and have extensive experience in treating a range of psychological problems.

My background is that I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse, and I am also a Registered General Nurse. I am also a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse.

I have experience in working with children and adolescents who have complex mental health needs and interested in treating complex trauma and have had a lot of experience of this, using therapies of CBT and EMDR.

I have an interest in multi-cultural trans-generational trauma and issues which can affect family functioning and the relationships within families.

I am also interested in the women’s health, having worked in obstetrics and gynaecology where sadly loss is seen in either miscarriage or through the trauma of birth. I can draw upon a range of therapies to support and improve psychological wellbeing.

I currently work part time for the NHS in a specialist Looked after children’s team and as such I can treat developmental trauma and help carers co-regulate the dysregulation behaviours seen in their children.

I am currently in the process of becoming certified in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) A relational attachment treatment model for children who are in foster care and who have been adopted.

QualificationDate and institute
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 apart2010: British Association of Fostering and adoption. (BAAF)
Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD in Children and AdolescentsJune 2010
Life story work with traumatised childrenNovember 2010: After adoption
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Level OneJanuary 2011: Family futures – (Islington, London)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Level TwoMay 2011: Family futures – (Islington, London)
Theraplay – Level One2012
Theraplay – Level Two2012
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)Levels 1 to 4. 2012–2016
Initial assessment model and intervention with young people who sexually harmApril 2013: AIM2 Assessment
Promoting resilience in Looked after ChildrenBritish Association of fostering and adoption (BAAF)

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