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Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson
Psychologist in Doxford Park - Registered 13+ Years

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Regus House, 4 Admiral Way
Doxford Park
Sunderland

Tyne and Wear
SR3 3XW

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Professional Titles

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol)
Engagement rate - 41% of enquirers became verified clients

Summary

Psychology in Doxford Park, Sunderland

  • Individual £120 - 60 minutes
  • Couple £160 - 90 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque, Paypal
Languages: English

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Psychology
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare



Gender

Female

More Detail

13+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Hello. I'm Lindsay. I'm a registered and chartered clinical psychologist - I support individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I have private sector experience as a clinical psychologist. My interest includes Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and self harm, and the specific challenges faced by men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An initial assessment meeting allows you to discover if you are comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment appointment in Doxford Park, Sunderland or Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT considers your understanding of your thoughts and emotions. It encourages your discovery of helpful responses to your life. DBT intends to help you improve and maintain your coping skills.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Psychology

(1 Review)
Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It offers you psychological interventions and mental wellbeing support. The intention of psychological therapy is to help you ease symptoms.

Thoughts on Mental Health

The underlying principle of CBT is that your thoughts, your feelings and your behaviours are all strongly interlinked. This means that by changing the way you think about a situation, or the way you act in response to a situation, you can often change the way you feel. It is a very active therapeutic approach, in which you work alongside a therapist to try to jointly gain an understanding of how your way of viewing the world and thinking about things may be influencing the way you feel and behave. There is no easy answer to how many sessions it will take to help you reduce your self harming through CBT, as this depends a lot on why you self harm, how severe your self harm is, whether you have many other coping strategies, and how ready you are to make changes in your life. Many people find that gaining a better understanding of why they self harm, what triggers the urges, and learning new strategies for coping in different ways, can significantly reduce their need to self harm. However, for many people it is a struggle to give up self harming entirely and therefore there is often a focus in therapy on minimising the frequency at which you self harm, the harm you do to yourself when you self harm, and on helping both you and the people around you to cope more effectively with your urges to self harm.
Read More: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment for self harm
Self harming is a very personal and individual thing. Everyone has their own reason for self harming, and some individuals may even use different types of self harming to manage different situations. For example, you may harm yourself in some way in situations where you feel numb. This often occurs if you are feeling overwhelmed in some way, or are experiencing high levels of stress. You may feel cut off from your life, your feelings, your thoughts and the world around you. The feeling of being numb may make you feel unreal and is sometimes frightening. Hurting yourself physically can be an effective way to feel something, anything, again and to bring yourself back to the real world, to remind yourself that you are alive once more.
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of self harm
It's hard to see someone you care about hurt themselves and it can be really difficult to understand. When we don't understand things, we tend to get frightened, feel helpless and sometimes even get angry - how could they do this to themselves? How could they do this to you? Such strong emotions can make you react really strongly and not always in a way that is helpful. So what can you do Remember that the self harming is a way of coping with a problem for most people, and that it is often helpful to them in the short run, even if that feels counter intuitive to you. If you can, give the person time and space to talk to you about what is causing them distress, rather than becoming too focused on the act of self harm itself. They may not be able to take you up on this straight away, if at all, but knowing that there is someone there who really wants to listen, rather than simply tell them off can make all the difference. Don't forget to take care of yourself too - it will be much easier to talk to the person you love calmly and supportively if you have somewhere to offload your feelings about the situation to.
Read More: Self Harm Awareness Day: How to support someone who is self harming
Some individuals grow up in environments where they feel isolated or rejected, where love is conditional and only given if they achieve something special. If this was your experience, you may find that you have quite a low opinion of yourself, a fragile sense of who you are and what you are worth. As this causes you a great deal of pain, you may cover for this low opinion by "bigging yourself up" to other people around you, telling others how good you are at things and how special you are. You may also sometimes compensate for your low self worth by putting down others around you, making yourself feel better by comparison. If you have low self worth and tend to cope with it in this manner, you may often find it difficult to reflect on and acknowledge the negatives about yourself. You may therefore try to keep yourself as busy as possible when alone, and try to over compensate for your negative views of yourself by bragging or putting others down when you are with other people. 
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a treatment that was initially developed especially for women who self-harm. It is now being used in more and more settings to help both men and women with a much wider range of difficulties. DBT assumes that you are doing the best you can with the existing skills you have, facing the problems you experience. It believes that by helping you to become more aware of yourself, and then teaching you new skills to cope with the difficulties you encounter, you will learn to function more effectively in the world. It also recognises that some problems in life can't be fixed and therefore it supports you in learning to accept and tolerate the areas you can't change, as well as teaching you skills to change the areas you can. 
Read More: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Qualifications Timeline

August
2007
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Clinical Psychologist
February
2006
Intensive Training Course Certificate
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
British Isles Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) (UK)
November
2003
Doctorate
Clinical Psychology
University of Southampton (UK)
October
2003
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist

Lindsay abides by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews


Lindsay Wilkinson has 3 Reviews (5.00 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (3)
4 star: (0)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Alcohol Dependence: (1)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): (1)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (1)
By Therapy Service:
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): (1)
Psychology: (1)



Bob, 66, gave a review after 6 sessions

01 May 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Lindsay has been a great help. She is a good listener, very easy to talk to and very professional. She has helped me unmask my anxieties and given sound advice on anxiety management."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Anonymous gave a review after 6 sessions

11 November 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"My experience so far has been extremely positive and hopefully life changing. There are very few DBT therapists and I feel fortunate to have found such an excellent one. Lindsay's approach is professional yet person centred. Her expertise and knowledge are exceptional and I really feel as if she is making a difference. I was very nervous making my first appointment but Lindsay was more than willing to discuss my needs and expectations and I feel as if we are now working together on a way forward. Lindsay is an excellent listener and a highly effective communicator. I always come away from sessions with a clear understanding of what we have done and what I now need to do. If you are seeking help with BPD or DBT amongst other things, I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Lindsay."

Rating of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD):


Chris, 52 from Newcastle, gave a review after 8 sessions

07 April 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Amazingly good at listening and understanding. She gently lifted the veil from my eyes so that I too could appreciate that to which I had been previously blind."

Rating of Psychology for Alcohol Dependence:

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

East Herrington, Doxford International Business Park, Doxford Park, Silksworth, New Herrington, Warden Law, West Herrington, Herrington Burn, New Silksworth, Houghton Le Spring, Hetton Le Hole, Leechmere Industrial Estate, South Hylton, North Hylton, Leechmere, Ryhope, Sunderland, Castletown, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Great Lumley

Nearest Train Stations

  • Sunderland (3.8 miles)
  • Seaham (4 miles)
  • Chester-le-Street (5.6 miles)
  • Heworth (7.7 miles)
  • Durham (8.1 miles)
  • Dunston (10 miles)
  • Newcastle Central (10.2 miles)
  • Manors (11.1 miles)
  • Metro Centre (Gateshead) (11.2 miles)
  • Blaydon (13.1 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

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Updated 21 September 2017


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