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Are you looking for therapy for anxiety or trauma? 

Do you find that some of the things that have happened in your life are causing problems for you?
Perhaps they are impacting on how you feel about yourself, your relationships or your work.
You may also be avoiding doing some of the things that are important to you because they trigger fear, anxiety, guilt, anger and uncomfortable physical sensations.
Or perhaps you can't sleep, have disturbing dreams, nightmares, flashbacks or intrusive memories about past events?
You may feel anxious and worried a lot of the time and find it hard to relax and enjoy your life. 

If so, you're not alone. We've helped hundreds of people with similar difficulties.

We are passionate about helping people recover from anxiety and trauma and rebuild their lives and sense of self. We see young people (16 years +) and adults. We offer a range of specialist therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy or EMDR therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy-informed therapy or DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT. We also offer coaching, workshops and retreats, where we share the psychological ideas and strategies that can help you improve your wellbeing and live a more fulfilling life. We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs.


We have some free resources that you can access immediately. They're here to help you learn new strategies to cope with stress and anxiety.

Watch our free on-demand masterclass "From overwhelmed to in-control". Or purchase our masterclass on polyvagal theory and how to regulate your nervous system.

Download our free ebook "Coping with stress. by regulating your nervous system".

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Hello

Welcome, I'm Dr Rachel Lee. I'm a friendly and experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR Consultant and trauma specialist. I enjoy helping people recover from distressing experiences and overcome stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. I founded North Star Psychology Ltd in 2021, it's a psychological therapy service offering a range of high quality in-person and online therapies, such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am passionate about psychology. I studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and completed my clinical doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London in 2005. Our psychological therapy service is based at Eastthorpe Hall, in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, near Leeds, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Sheffield and Bradford. Below you will find details of the services we offer. 

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Specialist Therapy for Anxiety and Trauma, including EMDR therapy

We know that thinking about starting therapy is hard and finding a private therapist is even harder. We have provided lots of information about the therapies we offer, as well as testimonials, so that you can understand more about the type of therapy we provide and decide whether one of our therapists might be the right fit for you.

 

We take pride in offering a range of compassionate and high quality, evidence-based and effective therapies, including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (or EMDR therapy) cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behaviour therapy-informed therapy (DBT),so that our clients can begin to heal and recover from their difficulties as quickly as possible.

 

We have a quiet, soothing clinic room at Eastthorpe Hall Wellness Centre in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, near Huddersfield, Wakefield and Leeds.  We also offer online therapy, including online EMDR, so that we can help you wherever you live or if you are unable to attend in-person therapy session. We see people from across Europe. Details about our fees and FAQs are here.

 

If you would like to have an opportunity to explore your difficulties, change unhelpful patterns, learn skills to manage your emotions, feel more confident, do more of the things that matter to you and/or improve your relationships, then visit the page for our therapy service or trauma service to find out more. Or click here to book a free consultation with Rachel.

 

This photograph shows the reception area of Eastthorpe Hall Wellness Centre, which has a wooden floor and two velvet sofas.
This photograph shows Dr Rachel Lee's therapy room, which has a window, a wooden floor, two pictures and two chairs.
This picture shows Eastthorpe Hall Wellness Centre, a large, old stone building with beautiful gardens.

Coaching

If you are facing some problems that you need to overcome, if you want to improve your performance in a particular area of your life, or if you need some help to work out which direction to take when faced with difficult choices (e.g. like changing roles) or want to address "imposter syndrome", coaching may be the right approach for you. Unlike therapy, coaching does not focus on the past. Coaching helps you use the resources and skills you already have to focus on finding ways to overcome the obstacles that are holding you back, so that you can achieve your goals. A coach can help you discover the best options for you, based on what is important to you, your values and what you want to achieve. Your coach is there to help you move to action, or put your ideas into practice. Coaching is as much about "doing" as it is about talking; your coach will hold you accountable to the plans you make together, to maximise the chances that you will achieve your goals. Find out more about coaching options

Retreats and Wellbeing Workshops

We are passionate about sharing psychological knowledge, skills, strategies and tips to help others improve their wellbeing and lead more fulfilling lives. We have a free, instant access, masterclass webinar  "From Overwhelmed to In Control". In the masterclass, Dr Rachel Lee discusses ways to overcome feelings of overwhelm, the stress response, how to say no more easily and how to manage self-doubt. 

 

We are currently taking bookings for our first restorative retreat, called "Relax. Rebalance. Recharge.", which will take place on Friday 13 September 2024 in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. There will be a mix of creative and outdoor elements and psychological components (including, for example, mindfulness, breathwork and overcoming unhelpful thoughts) to give an holistic approach to soothing your nervous system. The aim of the day is to help you feel calmer, recharge, and identify ways to create more balance in your life. You will experience ways to cope better with the stresses of modern, busy lives, where we are pulled in many different directions. Find out more or book your place.

This is a photograph taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, it shows the view from The Bothy.
This is a photograph taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, showing a large Henry Moore metal sculpture.

Clinical Supervision

Dr Rachel Lee offers clinical supervision to individuals and groups and has supervised a range of professionals during her career, including EMDR therapists, mental health nurses, consultant and senior clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and CBT therapists. Rachel has specific training in supervision and offers a range of both individual and group supervision options, including model-specific supervision and reflective spaces for individuals or groups of people working in emotionally-challenging roles.

Psychological Consultancy and Support for Teams and Organisations

We offer consultancy to teams and organisations to bring psychological theories, ideas and strategies into the workplace. We can use behavioural science to develop ways to improve the wellbeing of your workforce. For example, we can deliver training on mindfulness and mindful communication, psychological safety within teams and trauma-informed practice. We can work with leaders to help them improve their psychological flexibility. We can also look at the work environment and make recommendations that will help the people who work for you function at their optimal level. Often work places have not been designed with the human nervous system in mind and a few tweaks can make help people feel more relaxed, which is good for wellbeing as well as productivity. We can help you support someone who has been on extended sick leave to return to work. We can offer specialist treatment for employees who are struggling with anxiety or are recovering from a distressing or traumatic event, such as an accident, complex birth or workplace bullying. Previous work within organisations has included evaluating a psychological support programme for NHS workers, offering psychological support sessions for volunteers within a charity and delivering training on trauma-informed care.

Bespoke Solutions

If you are looking for a bespoke solution, intervention, workshop or event, please contact Dr Rachel Lee on info@northstarpsychology.co.uk. We love collaborating, innovating and taking on new challenges.

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