Aspire Therapy Services
Aspire Therapy Services

A little bit about us !

We are a small team of highly credible, highly experienced and highly committed mental health professionals. We believe that young people in care are among the most vulnerable and damaged young people in our communities and they need & deserve intensive expert-led care.


Dr Kristina Ivings: Psychologist (D. Clin Psych; C.Psychol; BABCP Accred.)

Consultant Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Former, head of Psychology for a large CAMHS Service. Currently DBT Team Leader for Pennine South DBT Team, (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust) and Clinic Director of Aspire.

Additional training & skills in DBT, CBT, MBCT, MI, Narrative approaches, Play Based Attachment Work and Family Therapy. Published author & researcher


Sarie Taylor: Psychotherapist (MBCAP)

Sarie is a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist, who has experience of working with a variety of adults, couples, teenagers as well as working with children aged 4 to 12 years in Healthy Minds classes. Sarie has a background of working within the Criminal Justice Service, Probation and Prison Service, working on CBT based accredited programmes.


Mary Silson: Art Psychotherapist (MA)

Mary is an Art Psychotherapist with experience working with young people with attachment difficulties and young people with an identified mental illness. Mary specialises in working with children and young people from the ages of 5 – 18 years. She has additional training & skills in DBT, MBT-A, DDP &Theraplay.


Di Clarke: (RMN, CBT Advanced Practitioner)

Di is a mental health nurse with many years experience working with complex adolescents in a variety of settings. Di has additional skills and training in DBT & Parenting Interventions.

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