Psychological assessment, therapy and consultation

Dr Lesley Armitage, Counselling Psychologist

About me

My approach

I believe in helping individuals and organisations to reach their potential, by using the strengths and resources within them. Drawing on evidence-based psychological theories and models, I will help you to develop an understanding of your difficulties and what actions you can take to overcome them. I will also introduce new techniques and coping strategies to empower you to enhance your well-being and remain happy and healthy.

Experience and Qualifications

I have 15 years' experience of helping people in a variety of settings, including the NHS, occupational health, the voluntary sector and in private practice. I completed my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in 2009 and have been working as a senior psychologist in the NHS since then. In addition, I have completed over 100 medico-legal assessments. I also supervise trainee and qualified psychologists and counsellors. I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Specialist Training and Research

I am interested in the impact of stress on both psychological and physical health and how this can be managed using self-care strategies such as mindfulness. My doctorate research was in stress, self-care and burnout. I am trained in mindfulness, Acceptance and Comittment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and am particularly interested in how these third-wave CBT approaches can help people to manage stress, psychological trauma and physical health conditions.

Services: Please contact for more information

Individual Therapy

Psychological Assessment

Mindfulness and Compassionate Mind Training


Group work and training

Consultation and Project Work

Contact Lesley

Call: 0778 662 0310

Please contact me for an initial consultation or to discuss your specific requirements.  

High Shincliffe is just 2 miles from both Durham city and the A1, and is accessible by public transport. It is a private and picturesque village location, yet only minutes from the city. 

Durham Counselling and Psychology Services

Avenue Street, High Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2PT, UK


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