Dr Lesley Armitage, Counselling Psychologist
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.
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).
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.
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.
Avenue Street, High Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2PT, UK