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I am an experienced and dedicated clinical psychologist and have worked for many years offering one-to-one psychological therapy. I have worked in a variety of clinical and leadership positions over the years across the NHS, voluntary sector and university settings and my passion for promoting recovery remains active. I care deeply about helping people and find that my genuinely empathic nature helps with the journey of therapy. Compassion is at the heart of who I am, how I work and why I do the work I do. 

My first role in the mental health field was working in a day centre for people with a history of complex trauma and this inspired me to train as a clinical psychologist. I completed a BSc in Psychology from Northumbria University in 1996 and then went on to work in psychiatric and forensic inpatient services, community learning disability services and addictions services before completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2004.


I then worked in a Primary Care Psychology Service offering one-to-one psychological therapy before moving on to work in Crisis Resolution / Home Treatment Teams. Here, I led in the development and implementation of a Clinical Psychology Service and offered one-to-one psychological interventions to people in acute distress and in need of crisis support.

I subsequently moved into a Higher Education setting where I led the development of a mental health team within Newcastle University Student Wellbeing Services and offered one-to-one psychological therapy for young adults.

Janet Pilkington

Working in these settings has helped me to value the importance of integrating psychological approaches and to be flexible with the therapy that I offer. I founded Psychology One-to-One in 2019 so that I could offer a bespoke personalised service and be able to provide an individualised approach to everyone I work with.


I now have an established private practice at a range of locations and continue to develop the service. 

I’ve been registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for several years, have chartered status with the British Psychological Society and also have an Enhanced DBS.

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