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Psychology

Northern Clinical Psychology Services

It is an independent service based in Leeds and covering the Yorkshire region and surrounding area. The service offers psychological assessment and therapeutic work to all age groups, with specialist experience working with Children, Adolescents and Families.

Dr Parker is a Chartered Clinical Psychologists. They are registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Division of Clinical Psychology and adhere strictly to the society’s code of practice and ethics.

About Us

Dr Parker has considerable experience assessing and treating a wide range of mental health problems experienced by young people, adults and families. This includes anxiety problems (such as phobias, generalised anxiety and panic attacks), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression and deliberate self-harm. she also have a number of years experience providing formal cognitive assessments in learning difficulties and academic achievement, and as part of assessments for developmental difficulties such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum supervision to Psychologists in Clinical Training on the Leeds University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Course and are responsible for critically evaluating the trainee’s work to help them attain several core competencies essential for entry into professional practice.

Dr Adele Parker

Dr Parker has specialist experience working with children and adolescents within the care system. She is a member of the Calderdale Looked After and Adopted Children’s Mental Health Team. Dr Parker offers assessment and therapeutic work for young people with complex mental health difficulties. She does a considerable amount of work with children and adults suffering the short and long-term effects of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Dr Parker has completed post-qualification training on the assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties.

Dr Parker provides regular consultations and supervision to other mental and non-mental health professionals regarding a variety of mental health difficulties. She also offers training in attachment, attachment difficulties and therapeutic parenting to mental health professionals, adoptive parents and foster carers

Assessment and Therapy

PWP offers assessment and therapy for a wide range of difficulties including the following:-

Children / adolescents

  • Behaviour problems
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety (e.g phobias, panic attacks, separation anxiety etc)
  • Low mood/depression
  • Difficulties resulting from trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Issues arising from bereavement or loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Adults

  • Anxiety related problems (e.g phobias, panic attacks, health anxiety, etc)
  • Low mood/depression
  • Difficulties resulting from trauma (e.g road traffic accidents, assault, sexual abuse) including PTSD
  • Anxiety (e.g phobias, panic attacks, separation anxiety etc)
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Anger problems
  • Eating Disorders

We also offer psychological assessments for queries regarding

  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Intellectual /Cognitive ability

And screening for

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Therapeutic Techniques

The information gained from assessment is used to guide our intervention and choice of techniques so that treatment is tailored to suit each individual person

The key approach used is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, as it is evidenced to be the most effective model for many mental health difficulties. However, we also employ techniques from Systemic Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Therapy.

Other Services

Training

I provide teaching and training on a wide variety of mental health problems and therapeutic techniques.

Training can be tailored to suit your requirements with regards to style, content, level of experience and length. We would be happy to discuss your needs with you and provide further information about what is available.

Possible training includes

  • What is Mental Health?/a Mental Health Difficulty?
  • Attachment and attachment difficulties
  • Any specific disorder e.g ADHD, OCD, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders
  • Anger awareness
  • Child Development
  • Effects of abuse
  • Therapeutic models eg Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Counselling Skills.

Consultation and Supervision

We offer a consultation service to individuals or groups (from health, education, social services or voluntary sector, working with clients where there are mental health difficulties.

We can also provide clinical supervision to mental health professionals.