Counselling and Psychotherapy

At the Oakdale Centre we provide a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies for individuals, couples and families. In the first instance we offer a telephone assessment to work out together which psychological therapy and therapist will be most appropriate for your specific needs.

Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will call you back at a time that is convenient for you.

We offer appointments on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.

Overview of Psychological Therapies

The Oakdale Centre provides psychological therapies for:

The Oakdale Centre’s multi-disciplinary team of qualified and experienced practitioners work to stringent professional standards and have a variety of specialist areas of training and expertise. This means that once we have done an assessment with you we can offer the service best suited to your particular needs.

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Practitioner Profiles

The Oakdale Centre offers a wide range of psychological therapies including:

Most of the Oakdale Centre’s services are provided face-to-face, but we also offer sessions on the telephone, online and using video calls. If you would like to explore these alternative options further, please ask about this when you contact us.

The Oakdale Centre provides additional services such as training, CPD courses and professional supervision. Please see our Courses & Supervision section to find out more.

The Oakdale Centre is a not for profit organisation. Fees vary according to the particular practitioner and the service being provided. We occasionally offer low fee sessions.

Many of our practitioners are registered with medical insurance companies and sometimes employers are willing to support their staff with therapy costs.

We provide free telephone assessments for anyone who would like to find out more about the Oakdale Centre and what service would be appropriate for them.

If you have private health insurance, your insurer may agree to fund your therapy. Get in touch with your health insurer to find out if you are eligible for this.

Some of our practitioners hold specialist recognition with several health insurance companies. These are listed below:

If your insurance company is not listed above then you can contact them direct to see if they can fund your treatment with us.

Other Specialist Services

The Oakdale Centre has a large child and family department including child and adolescent psychology and psychotherapy including play and creative therapies and family therapy. We are able to work with couples, families and individual family members. We liaise with schools as required and can provide specialist assessments and ongoing support.

Harrogate Eating Disorder Service at the Oakdale Centre is an innovative team of professionals dedicated to working with children and adults with a diagnosed eating disorder, disordered eating or difficulties with their relationship with their body and food. We provide support for individuals who have the following conditions:

We are a highly experienced team of Psychologists, Family Therapist, Dietitians and Nurse Specialist who supervise weight restoration and weight management programmes. We work together to provide individual, family/carer and group therapy with a bespoke therapy plan designed for each individual.  The team is led by Dr Dominica Chamberlain, a Consultant Counselling Psychologist who has significant experience of working in a Specialist Eating Disorder Service and in Community teams.  When not working in Harrogate Eating Disorder Service (HEDS), she is a Clinical Lead for Psychological Therapy Services within a local NHS Trust.  Ellie Campbell, our Lead Dietitian, has extensive experience of working in this field and has a special interest in Binge Eating Disorders and weight management programmes.  We work using validated therapeutic models as per NICE guidelines to give the best chance for recovery. As part of this we recognise that the psychological is as important as the physiological in relation to recovery, which is why our therapists work with dietitians and families to provide the optimal conditions for recovery.

Once we receive a referral we aim to see the individual within a week as the sooner that any difficulties are addressed the better the chances of recovery.

Kevin Sykes is a Relate trained Psychosexual Therapist and Relationship Counsellor. He is an accredited member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy).

Kevin specialises in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in its many forms and with the advent of the internet, a percentage of his work is focused on sex and pornography addiction.

Kevin is experienced and sensitive to the needs of clients and works regularly with minority groups and within the LGBT community.

Complex Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We are an experienced provider of trauma focused therapies.

We bring together qualified mental health professionals from many disciplines such as: Systemic Family Psychotherapy, Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, CBT, EMDR, Person-Centred Therapy and Focusing Oriented Therapy. What brings us together is that we utilise experiential trauma recovery tools in the treatment of single or complex trauma.

Critical Incident support

The Oakdale Centre has specific expertise in supporting individuals and organisations dealing with complex trauma. We offer a range of options, onsite, to support you and your staff throughout a critical incident.

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