Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
- MSc in Rehabilitation Studies
- Mental Health Practitioner
Heather Youngson is a mental health practitioner with over thirty years of clinical experience in the areas of brain injury and psychological problems. This includes treating children, adults and families in both rehabilitation units and the community. Heather has a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Studies along with a Diploma in Stress Management and is a qualified psychiatric nurse.
In 1981, Heather worked on the Kemsley Unit at St Andrew’s hospital in Northampton, now known as the National Centre for Brain Injury. She then moved to the psychology department (1983) to help carry out a number of drug studies looking at memory and attention deficits in clients following a brain injury. Heather went to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) in 1995 to take up a post as Head of Programmes.
Following this, she undertook 18 months data collection and research for the University of Manchester before starting her own counselling practice in 1999. During this time Heather undertook cases for personal injury lawyers delivering cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to clients with psychological deficits and behavioural issues to include treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and she is a registered trauma specialist.
In 2005 Heather began working as a case manager for both adult and paediatric clients throughout the UK and Wales. Heather has a great deal of experience in implementing packages for complex packages of care for the needs of both psychological and physical needs.
Heather is a member of the BABCP, British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Guild of Trauma Therapists.