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
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

Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Adele Smith
I am an experienced, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with many years of treating children and young people and their families.

I specialise in helping children with symptoms of anxiety and depression, PTSD, self-harm, OCD, Phobias and intrusive thoughts.

  • General Nursing Level 1
    1985: ENB
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
    1990: ENB
  • Master of science Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Children & Young people
    2013: University of Derby
Children & Adolescents Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Bimla Heera
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse as well as a Registered General Nurse. I have worked in several different departments in both psychiatry and general nursing all in the National Health Service.

Over the last 20 years I have worked exclusively in Child and Adolescent Mental health (CAMHS). I have experience of and treated young people and their families with a wide range of emotional/psychological problems which can affect a young person and their family.

I have skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and am working towards accreditation for EMDR.
I have also worked with children and young people who are looked after by the local authority. I have qualifications in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay.

Given my experience I am therefore able to draw upon a number of therapeutic models of treatment which are tailored to meet the needs of the client and their families.

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