Emma Lawson

Dr. Emma Lawson

BSc. MSc. PhD. DClinPsy

My Expertise

Anxiety, Behavioural difficulties, Sleep problems


Clinical Psychologist

Age Range

12-14 years, 15-18 years, 19-25 years

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About Me

Over the last five years, Emma has built up a broad range of experience working in the NHS with Psychology teams around the North East. She has experience of supporting both children and adults with their mental health needs. Her current role in the NHS involves supporting families affected by illness and loss.

Prior to working in the NHS, Emma completed a PhD at Durham University looking at issues of social vulnerability (online and offline) faced by children and young people with Williams syndrome and autism. This involved work both in the UK and in the US and she has published many papers in this area.

More recently, Emma has been involved in work looking at ways to support parents who have children struggling with mental health problems. We all know parenting is no easy job, and the last few years have been especially challenging.

Emma draws upon a variety of models in her therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to find an approach that best suits the individual’s needs.

Emma is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL37357)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc. First Class with Honours)
    The University of Leeds
  • Clinical and Health Psychology (MSc. Distinction)
    Newcastle University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Durham University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)
    Newcastle University