Corinne Dickson Integrative psychotherapist , LS2
Hello, I've been working in private practice for about 15 years. in addition to talking therapy I offer EMDR and Equine Facilitated Therapy.
As with many people these days, I reached a point in my life where the job I had was no longer challenging or fulfilling. So I set out on a journey of discovery, both academic and personal, which has been demanding and challenging at times, but which also has the great reward of being able to witness and be a part of the healing journey that others are making. Sometimes the way can be deeply troubling and emotionally painful for people, but there is also healing, peace, comfort, joy and new beginnings to be discovered and experienced.
I am constantly reminded of our amazing ability to heal from the pain and distress that is so often part of life.
Along the way I have gathered academic qualifications in counseling and psychotherapy and additional training which includes Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also have experience of working in a variety of settings with many different people and issues.
I began with voluntary work for Cruse Bereavement Care where I saw many people who were facing the pain of loss, whether that was through natural causes or some kind of traumatic event. During my time with Cruse I worked as a bereavement support worker, a member of the Crisis team, bereavement support group facilitator and as a supervisor.
This was followed by several years working in NHS adult psychology departments where I met people who were facing difficulties such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), abuse, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
When I started up in private practice I also worked part time in a therapeutic community that provides long-term residential support and therapy for adults with severe emotional disorders.
On many occasions I have provided on-site counselling support to employees following a Critical Incident. These are typically traumatic events such as armed robberies, serious accidents at work and sudden, unexpected death.
I have now been in private practice for more than 12 years. My office-based sessions are held in the attractive setting of Queen Square in Leeds city centre. My rooms are comfortable, confidential and quiet. Equine facilitated sessions are held at a riding school in Bramhope, whenever possible these are outside so that nature itself contributes to the therapeutic process.
Queen Square is easily accessible by car and public transport. There are 3 car parks within a 2 minute walk, the train station is about a 12 minute walk away and there are many bus stops within easy reach.
Parking is available at the riding school in Bramhope. The X84 bus stops in Bramhope and then there is about a 20 minute walk to the farm.
Training and qualifications
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
Pg Dip Applied Psychology
BSc Hons Psychology
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Human Equine Alliance and Learning (HEAL) accredited Facilitator
1 hour session - £50
Otago Consulting Rooms
13 Queen Square
Thisi s for Equine Facilitated Therapy sessions only