Our Team

Our Professional Team

MA, PG Dip Couns, Dip Couns Children and Adolescents, Cert CBT, MBACP (Accred). Approved Clinical Supervisor. EMDR Adult and Child trained, DDP practitioner.


CEO, Senior Therapist and Executive Committee Member of BACP Children and Young Peoples & Families Division, DDP therapist
Laura holds a Counselling Degree and is a Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Level 2 trained practitioner, specialising in trauma and attachment. She has an Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology and is our SSP trauma trained therapist. Play Therapy and Theraplay trained and qualified to facilitate Family Conferencing. Registered member of BACP.


Operations Director, Senior Therapist, Safeguarding Lead & DDP therapist


Senior Business Administrator
Cathy has worked with children and young people over a 30 year time frame. She is a qualified and registered Social Worker as well as a qualified and joint Chair of the BACP Children, Young People and Family Executive Committee. She has worked in front line safeguarding, chairs various interagency LAC groups and networks, and was an Advisor for both the Department of Education and NI Education Authority in relation to the Independent Counseling Service for schools. In recognition of her work with C&YP and especially her work in establishing the Independent Counselling Service for Schools in Northern Ireland {ICSS} Cathy was awarded a BACP Fellowship. Cathy has also been involved in policy development across the UK including school counselling and emotional well-being.


Director and Clinical Auditing Consultant, registered Social Worker and joint chair of the CYPF BACP committee
Dr Sue Pattison is a lecturer and researcher at Newcastle University and a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor. She teaches and researches counselling internationally.

Dr Sue P

Associate Clinical Supervisor & Trainer
RGN,O.A.Dip CBT, BA Hons in Therapeutic counselling (2:1) MBACP (registered). Lynn works with adults, young people and children, with a special interest in children. She is an experienced bereavement counsellor and currently volunteers at Teesside Hospice.


Qualified Counsellor and DDP therapist
MA (Hons),D Clin Psychol, CPsychol, PG Cert, AFBPsS) Emma has over 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Child Development Services and now in independent practice.

Dr Emma D

Consultant Psychologist
Rachael holds a Counselling Degree and is working toward her Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology. She is an experienced bereavement and trauma counsellor and currently volunteers at Teesside Hospice. Registered member of the BACP.


Qualified Counsellor, DDP and DBT therapist
Sue holds a Foundation Degree in Counselling and is a member of the BACP. She has an interest in bereavement counselling and has been a bereavement volunteer for Cruse Bereavement care for 10 years.


Qualified Counsellor
FdA Counselling, MBACP BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies. Life Coaching. Helen is Cruse Bereavement Care trained and is qualified to work with adults and children and young people in this specialist area. FRIENDS facilitator.


Qualified Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor
BA (hons) Counselling Studies. I specialise in therapeutic work with children and young people. Member of BACP.


Qualified Counsellor and DDP practitioner
Kelly achieved her BA (hons) in Therapeutic Counselling in 2017 and has worked for A Time 4 You since January 2016, working with both primary and secondary students.


Qualified Senior Counsellor
Accredited Member of BACP. Level 1 Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy & Parenting. LGBTQ+ Aware.


Qualified Counsellor DDP Level 2
Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People. Accredited member of the ACCPH.


Qualified Counsellor
Qualified Level 4 and 5 Counsellor. Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People. Member of the BACP


Qualifed Counsellor


Qualified Counsellor


Art Psychotherapist


Clinical Supervisor
MBACP. BA (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling. Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 9 years’ experience working with children, young people and their families.


Qualified Counsellor
Trauma Informed and Attachment co trainer. Former Deputy Head of Redcar Academy


Trauma Informed Specialist
Qualified Counsellor. Registered member of the BACP.


MHST Counsellor
Kelly is a Child Wellbeing Practitioner who holds a PGCert level 7 in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (CAMHS). She is also a qualified counsellor with a BA Hons (First) in Therapeutic Counselling and mainly supports children and young people within schools across Redcar and Cleveland.


MHST Child Wellbeing Practitioner
Dexter is currently completing his bronze award in his Therapy Dog Certification.


Therapy Dog In Training
Jess holds a BA Hons in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design from Leeds Art University. Along with a Level 3 in Counselling and 2 years experience providing Therapeutic Creative Workshops. Jess works with children and young people delivering Therapeutic Art Sessions within schools.


Art Psychotherapist Apprentice and BA Hons Leeds University Art


CYP-IAPT Trainee CBT High Intensity Practitioner


Student Counsellor


Student Counsellor
I have worked in a senior procurement role for many years. Completed Mental Health and Wellbeing training and Level 2 counselling skills and am also a parent to grown up son.


Volunteer Parent Support
Francesca has recently completed a Degree in Psychology and Counselling and volunteers for the A Time 4 Your Mind (Woodsmith Project). She has a passion for promoting and encouraging positive wellbeing in children and young people.


ABC Play Therapy (Partner Agency)


ABC Play Therapy (Partner Agency)
ABC Play Therapy (Partner Agency)


ABC Play Therapy (Partner Agency)

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