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Clinical Psychologists

The Talking House

Office 3

169 High Street

Boston Spa

LS23 6BH

Insight Therapy Centre

67 Hilton Road 

Chapel Allerton

LS8 4HA

The Tower Clinic
8 Tinshill Lane
Cookridge
LS16 7AP

Thorpe Park, Regus

1200 Century Way

Leeds

LS15 8ZA

5 Victoria Arcade
South Hawksworth Street
Ilkley
LS29 9DY

The Lawrence Clinic
4-6 Greenside
Pudsey
LS28 8PU

Our Clinical Psychologists comprise of the following members:

Dr Vickie Campbell-Hemming

Dr Jim Hoskinson

Dr Adele Parker

Dr Gita Robson

Dr Jackie Nicholson

 

Please see below to read more about each member’s experiences. 

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Dr Vickie Campbell-Hemming

Clinical Psychologist 

BSc (Hons) MSc DClinPsy 

 

Based at Cookridge & Pudsey (& offers remote therapy)

 

Age RangeChildren to Young Adults

Specialist areas: Neuropsychology & Neurorehabilitation

Dr Vickie Campbell-Hemming obtained a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds in 2003. She obtained an MSc in Forensic Psychology in 2006 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2010.

 

She has eleven years of professional experience, within the NHS, voluntary and independent sectors, working with children, adults and older adults. She has experience of assessing and providing psychological interventions for a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, bereavement and adjustment, to adverse life events, including past trauma, physical illness and ill health.

 

Vickie integrates a combination of evidence based therapeutic interventions in her clinical practice, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. She strongly values the importance of developing safe, therapeutic relationships with clients and prides herself on building strong therapeutic alliances.

 

Vickie's current role within the NHS involves working with older adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, within a Community Mental Health Team. She also provides input into the Memory Assessment and Treatment Service, undertaking detailed memory assessments and providing individualised strategies to assist clients with their memory difficulties. This role incorporates direct clinical work and indirect work, including the provision of consultation and teaching and training to other professionals.

 

Vickie has significant experience of working within the field of clinical neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation. This has included undertaking neuropsychological assessments with both adults and children and using these to devise individually tailored cognitive rehabilitation strategies to address a range of difficulties associated with acquired brain injury, including memory deficits, difficulties with executive functioning and challenging behaviour.

 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the Yorkshire countryside, swimming, relaxing with a good book and experimenting with home cooking. 

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Dr Jim Hoskinson

Consultant Clinical Psychologist BSc (Hons) MSc DClinPsych

Based in Leeds (& offers remote therapy)

 

Age Range: Children to Young Adults

Specialist areasPTSD, Developmental Trauma & Anxiety Disorders

 

Dr Jim Hoskinson is a registered Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Consultant Clinical Psychologist, qualifying in 2011. Jim's qualified experience has seen him working with children, young people and their families in the NHS and voluntary sectors. He has developed expertise in supporting the emotional and psychological well-being of adults, young people, and children through work in a range of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health services, child development teams, and therapeutic social work settings.

Jim's areas of specialist clinical interest include:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches for the treatment of generalised anxiety and, or mood difficulties, as well as obsessive and compulsive disorders (OCD)

  • dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP) informed principles to help with attachment problems based in developmental trauma, general interpersonal relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and problems surrounding bereavement and loss

  • dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed principles to support clients with issues around distress tolerance, regulating emotions, and interpersonal effectiveness

  • eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of clients suffering with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other debilitating trauma-related symptoms

  • systemic family work to help with the management of conflict and disharmony in families/couples

  • supervision: individual clinical supervision for practitioners working in areas of mental health; reflective practice group supervision for support workers, inpatient teams, and community teams

  • consultation: professional discussions with regard to specific referral queries can be arranged with a wide network of statutory systems, such as police, youth offending teams, schools, and social care.

Throughout Jim's personal and professional life he adopts a kind and caring attitude. He has regularly been informed by colleagues that he is a sensitive, empathic, and respectful in his clinical practice with clients and in general conversation with peers and colleagues. Jim has led a rich and diverse life which has seen him living in a variety of neighbourhoods, experiencing and managing big shifts in cultural and social circumstances. That is, his journey through psychology training from Undergraduate to Masters to Doctorate levels saw him move through Wales, Scotland, and England at various points. He believes that this helps him to embrace diversity and sociocultural difference. Jim places value on his sense of integrity and his sense of humour, which shows in both his personal and professional life with friends and family, and colleagues and clients alike.

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Dr Adele Parker 

Clinical Psychologist 

BSc (Hons) ClinPsyD CPsychol AFBPsS

NCPS Managing Director

Based at Boston Spa & Chapel Allerton (& offers remote therapy)

 

Age RangeChildren to Young Adults

Specialist areasDevelopmental Trauma, Complex trauma & PTSD

Please read more about Dr Parker under Senior Management, Managing Director

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Dr Gita Robson

Clinical Psychologist 

BSc (Hons) ClinPsyD, CPsychol, AFBPsS

 

Based at Thorpe Park (& offers remote therapy)

 

Age Range: Young Adults

Specialist areas: Health Psychology, including medically unexplained symptoms 

 

 

Dr Gita Robson is a Clinical Psychologist working both privately and within the NHS. She is trained to help people with a range of emotional health difficulties, but have a specialist interest in the links between physical health and mental health. 

 

In addition to treating common difficulties such as anxiety, low self-esteem and depression, she also see patients who are managing acute or long term health conditions, including management of symptoms that are medically unexplained. 

 

Her therapy approach draws largely upon third wave cognitive approaches such as compassion focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness. She is also trained to deliver therapy in other models, which include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

 

Outside of work, Gita tries to practice what she preaches for her own wellbeing. She likes to meditate as it gives her a few moments to re-connect with herself after a busy day. She also likes to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. Gita is a bit of a foodie and particularly enjoys cooking new recipes from around the world. In the summer she tries to be a little bit more active and enjoys running (albeit very short distances) and doing yoga in the garden.

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Dr Jackie Nicholson 

Clinical Psychologist 

BSc (Hons) ClinPsyD

 

 

Based in Saddleworth (& offers remote therapy)

Age Range: Children to Young People

Specialist areasEndocrine Conditions, Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Family Therapy

 

Jackie qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Sheffield in 2008 and as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 2018. She has a wide range of experience working in Mental Health both within the NHS and Private Practice. Between 2008 and 2010 Jackie worked within a Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Since 2010 Jackie has worked within the Paediatric Psychosocial Department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and takes a lead on working with Endocrine conditions, HIV and Family Therapy. 

 

As well as providing neurodevelopmental, therapeutic assessments and interventions to young people and families, her specialist roles involve providing supervision, consultation, teaching, research, preventative and service development work. 

 

When she is not working Jackie enjoys being active, the outdoors, art and generally engaging in self-care. 

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