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DR BECKY LOWE

CHILD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Claire Mason - Select Psychology

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

I have worked as a psychologist for the past 17 years with children, adolescents, and their families.  Before I qualified I worked in a number of jobs with children, firstly at a Camphill community with children with learning disabilities and while at university, I worked with several autistic children on a part-time basis providing support in their own homes.

I love my job and I am passionate about improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the people I work with.  I believe that an increased understanding of how the brain and body work together is key to improving wellbeing and maintaining mental health. My approach is collaborative, and I work hard to develop a shared understanding of a person’s difficulties, and how to work together on improving things.  I have worked in the NHS for several years in a local child and adolescent mental health team and this involved a huge variety of clinical presentations with children of all ages.  In 2018 I decided on a change of job and moved to a small company to work specifically with children and young people who have experienced early trauma. This gave me increased insight and understanding about the importance of the early years and how to intervene therapeutically to support both children and their families to gain a deeper understanding of each other, and experience joy within their relationships.  

I am a friendly and quirky person and use humour in sessions to help engage young people and make them feel more relaxed and comfortable.  I enjoy learning new skills and insights and do regular training as part of my continuous professional development. 

Training and qualifications

  • MA Honours in Psychology from Aberdeen University 1997
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Teeside University 2004
  • Dialetical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training 2011
  • Diploma in CBT from Northumbria University 2014
  • Dyadic Development Psychotherapy Training Level 1 2015
  • Dyadic Development Psychotherapy Training Level 2 2017
  • Level one BUSS Training 2020
  • EMDR Parts I to IV planned 2022

ACCREDITATION TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Member of the Health Professional Council HCPC

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

I am particularly interested in the areas of developmental trauma and the impact on attachment security.  I am also interested in working with children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and co-morbid mental health difficulties such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  I have experience of diagnostic assessment for autistic spectrum conditions as part of a multi- disciplinary team.  I enjoy variety in my work and for me the most important aspect is the relationship between the client and therapist as this is the vehicle for change.

INVEST IN YOURSELF AND YOUR WELLBEING

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR THERAPISTS

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.