My Family Psychologist

My Family Psychologist is a responsive, experienced, and highly individualised family therapy service to help you, your family and children understand and overcome your specific challenges. My Family Psychologist specialises in the mental health challenges faced by couples, young people, and specifically teenagers.

Assessment and treatment of families, young people and teenagers.

Are you and your family experiencing difficulties in your relationships?

Is your child or teenager facing psychological issues you feel powerless to help with?

Are you confused or overwhelmed by your child’s mental health or behaviours and not sure who or where to turn to?

My Family Psychologist has over 20 year’s experience in the assessment and treatment of families and young people, providing a highly specialised and safe environment where you and your family can overcome your difficulties with effective family therapy for parents, couples and teens.

Challenges faced by young people and teenagers

Young people are developing beings whose growth can be compromised by a myriad of factors including; their environment, experiences, and genetic influences.

A child can lose the ability to trust due to a disruption, a compromise, or an unmet need, especially during infancy.

Older children experience identity confusion, which is a natural stage of teenage development. However, even within the most supportive of families, this development can be compromised by numerous external factors. In such cases, parents can feel marginalised and powerless to help.

With the best of intentions, even highly effective and invested parents can further damage young people with well meaning intervention.

My Family Psychologist is an impartial, evidence-based, and highly skilled service which exists to helps get you and your family back on the right track to psychological well being, cohesion, and happiness.

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    Services for families and young people

    My Family Psychologist provides a range of tailored assessments and treatments both face to face and online.

    My Family Psychologist’s ethos is to provide a highly responsive, evidence-based, and bespoke service to improve your family and child’s well being.

    Here are some of the treatments I specialise in

    Experienced, Empathic, and Evidence-Based Psychological Care.

    With your child or teenager in my care, you can rest assured that my training, professional and personal experience blends to provide a unique, highly individualised and bespoke service.

    Psychological therapies have a strong evidence-based and a high level of success especially when aimed at younger people. Young people are continually developing; their brain is still in development and their personality has not fully formed. As such, a highly tailored approach is required, unique to the young person and their specific needs. These approaches are also tailored to the unique culture and society in which we now live, such as social media, technological advancements, and image pressures for example, and the very different experiences to which older generations faced.

    With up-to-date processes and a positive approach to therapy, especially child therapy and psychology we have built great relationships with many patients and supported, not just them but their families for many years.

    We create environments of mutual trust and confidentiality. Rest assured that we will treat your child or teenager with respect, care and thoughtfulness throughout each of their sessions with us.

    Client Testimonials

    “It is difficult to find words enough to describe my gratitude to Luisa. As a dedicated parent and professional who deals with complex health issues, I was utterly devastated when my teen child displayed signs of serious mental distress.

    We talk often and have a good relationship but the rapid and scary decline was something we needed urgent help with. I simply couldn’t understand how or why this had happened to my child, a normally relaxed, funny and friendly young person. In my first desperate phone call, Luisa was so calm and reassuring, she instantly made me feel safe.

    My child has had several sessions with Luisa now and has made incredible progress, trusts her implicitly, and is learning to find solutions. Singing again, smiling, laughing, and has started to build that mental resilience that is needed for life.

    As a parent t was important that I didn’t jut cry or get cross in response to their behaviour. I also had a session with Luisa to increase my awareness and skill set dealing with this situation. Whatever formula Luisa uses works, she has literally been our saviour. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

    Sally C

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    I have been working under the supervision of Luisa for over a year. During this time she has provided me with invaluable clinical experience thanks to her knowledge and expertise. Luisa is incredibly supportive, professional and understanding, and I can't recommend her service enough.
    Dylan F
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    I would definitely recommend Luisa as a therapist. She is an encouraging, sympathetic and adaptive person. She's helped me process and understand very important things about myself.
    Chris W
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    Luisa is a superb therapist who has helped me to understand a lot of deep rooted issues, provided excellent insight into my problems and helped me to come up with strategies to deal with them in a safe and positive way.She's helped me process and understand very important things about myself.
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    As one of the writers for the On The Couch blog i have been fortunate enough to work with Luisa and be a part of her amazing team. She has always been reliable and happy to help or answer any questions I have related to my writing topics.
    Joanne K
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    My partner and I would highly recommend Luisa as a therapist. She provides valuable, balanced and candid insight.
    Fiona M
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    I would highly recommend Luisa. She is helping my daughter with her issues, and for the first time she feels as if she is talking to somebody who fully understands what is going on for her. She is understanding and patient and has gained my daughter's trust after a series of poor experiences with other practitioners. I can't tell you how important this has been. I would recommend her to anybody.
    Jason E
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    My firm has regularly used Luisa as an expert witness in complex Court proceedings. She has a meticulous attention to detail and a huge knowledge base. I can't recommend her highly enough.
    Samantha J
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    Luisa has helped me a great deal and given me the confidence to believe in my own ability. I would highly recommend her. Shes a great listener and instantly puts you at ease with her friendly and understanding nature. I would highly recommend her!
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    Remote Support Available

    My Family Psychologist are here to help you and your family, even if you are in isolation.
    All our Psychologists and Therapists can work over Zoom if required.
    Contact us on 07801 079555 to find out more.

    Our Offices In Morpeth and Newcastle

    In Crisis

    In Crisis? If you feel you or someone else is at imminent risk there are a number of services and organisations who can help:Go to your local A&E

    Call The Police 

    Contact your local NHS Crisis Team 

    Contact your local Single Point of Access.

    If you need to talk to someone, there are a number of charitable organisations who can help:

    Text THEMIX to 85258 – talking support for young people 

    Call The Samaritans on 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org

    Visit www.thecalmzone.net – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, specifically aimed at men under 45.

    Call Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 – support for families and parenting. 

    Childline – 0800 1111.

    If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can contact Refuge on their 24 hour helpline 0808 2000247.

    Anxiety UK recommends the apple technique in triggering situations:

    APPLE

    Acknowledge the uncertainty as it comes to mind.
    Pause – Don’t react as you normally do. Don’t react at all. Just pause and breath.
    Pull back – Tell yourself this is just the worry talking, and this apparent need for certainty is not helpful and not necessary. It is only a thought or feeling. Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are not statements or facts.
    Let go – Let go of the thought or feeling. It will pass. You don’t have to respond to them. You might imagine them floating away in a bubble or cloud.
    Explore – Explore the present moment, because right now, in this moment, all is well. Notice your breathing and the sensations of your breathing. Notice the ground beneath you. Look around and notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch, what you can smell. Right now. Then shift your focus of attention to something else – on what you need to do, on what you were doing before you noticed the worry, or do something else – mindfully with your full attention.

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