Lesley Simpson-Gray

About Lesley

I am a qualified and experienced Cyber Therapist with specialist skills using digital creative arts and emotional imagery. I hold an MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, and extensive training in using avatars and a wide range of VR tools for telemental health. As both a care-leaver and adoptive parent I bring a holistic view of family life and child development, and my personal experience of dyslexia and autism has informed my approach to neurodiversity. I am also qualified in Mental Health Advocacy and Therapeutic Life Story Work.

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Memberships and accreditations

  • BACP
  • TLSWi
  • ACTO
  • Black African and Asian Therapy Network

Fees

£60 per 50 minute session. I charge a higher rate for work commissioned by local authorities or funded by Adoption Support Fund

Availability

Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
Not available
Saturday
Not available
Sunday
Not available

Types of sessions offered

  • Online
  • Phone

Languages I speak

  • English

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Care Leavers
  • Cultural Issues
  • Dealing with a big life event
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Impact of the Pandemic
  • Inter-generational Trauma
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mental health issues
  • Online – gaming & devices
  • Online – social media
  • Parent Support
  • Race Issues
  • Sadness
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress

Specialist Areas

  • Adopted Children
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Attachment
  • Autism & Neurodiversity
  • Cultural Issues
  • Cyber Therapy
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dyslexia
  • Foster Carers
  • Looked After Children
  • Music
  • Online Concerns
  • Play
  • Racism
  • Self Harm & Self Injury
  • SEND / Learning Difficulties
  • Sensory Issues
  • Trauma

My space

Further information

I have created Mycybertherapyspace VR, a 3D online space where I meet online with my clients. It's an immersive, vibrant space where children have the freedom to connect with therapy interventions and games based on VR, AR, 3D-modelling, digital arts, music, animation and much more!

I also support professionals to use their traditional creative skills and therapy/counselling training and apply them online. I run a learning and training programme called CyberCreative Therapy, that includes an app, video-based learning, articles and the talks I give as a professional public speaker.

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