Louise Redfern

Louise Redfern

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne NE12
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About me and my therapy practice

I am a former Mental Health Nurse with nearly 34 years experience working within the National Health Service. I have also served 4 years with the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps prior to my NHS work. For the past 19 years I have been employed as a Supervisory Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the NHS working in Occupational Health, Primary Care and a Prison setting. I continue to work with Veterans. I am currently working within the NHS part-time (March 2016) as an Access Clinician providing Mental Health Assessments and Risk Assessments to patients with moderate to to severe mental health problems. I also work as a private psychotherapist and I have a special interest in Forensics, Prevention of Suicide, Risk assessment and Relational and Attachment issues. I have also worked extensively with Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma. I am currently studying for a Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and have completed the 1st year of training. I receive regular clinical supervision through the NHS and privately.

I am also interested in Nutrition and Exercise as part of a treatment package for Depression and Anxiety and am keen to develop this aspect of my work.

I liase with other Health Professionals where appropriate including GPs , Psychologists and Psychiatrists and I am able to make referals if required.

I am Year2 student currently studying for a Diploma in Cognitive and Analytic Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University.

What I can help with

OCD, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling