Professional background and experience

Having qualified from Newcastle University as a Clinical Psychologist in 2003, I worked in the NHS both as a Clinical Psychologist and as an Early Years Mental Health Psychologist.

I have a wealth of experience in helping children, babies, teenagers and their parents with a range of developmental, emotional, behavioural, relationship and parenting difficulties.

I am skilled in delivering CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), parent-infant psychology and an integrative approach, also drawing on aspects of psychodynamic and attachment theory, to meet each person’s specific needs and therapeutic goals.

My special interest is using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with adults, older children and teenagers.

Training and qualifications
  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Further training in attachment, infant mental health and ACT
Accreditation to professional bodies
Areas of special interest
  • ACT
  • Working with parents and children to develop a healthy and strong relationship
  • Children’s psychological difficulties, from birth to adolescence
  • Adults’ psychological difficulties e.g. anxiety and depression

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:

This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

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.

If you’re interested in  booking an appointment with Emma Bacon, book a free initial consultation here.

Please note, not all of our therapists work from all our clinic locations. Contact us for information on which therapists it is possible to see at which locations.