Heather Howard-Thompson

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
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