Our Therapists

Our therapists at TACT can provide both counselling and psychotherapy. We have experienced and accredited therapists or low cost therapy with trainee therapists who are interns at TACT.
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Liz Fulton

Liz is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist who holds a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. She combines a Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Compassion focused approach. What is central to her way of working is a relationship of warmth, mutual respect, constructive challenge, curiosity and shared exploration


Liz is one of the Tutors on our Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy Training..


Liz has a private practice here at TACT in Redcar as well as in Scarborough. She also works for the NHS (Insight Healthcare) and (York Trust), BUPA and CIC.

She has expertise in working with Trauma, Substance Misuse, Anxiety, Depression and Bereavement.


Liz offers individual face to face therapy as well as telephone counselling and Skype, Couples Therapy and Clinical Supervision (Adult).

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Julie Colling

I am Julie and I am an accredited Psychotherapist trained in Gestalt and Person Centred Counselling.

I have been working as a therapist for 15 years and have experience of working in Addictions Services, Mental Health Services and Domestic Violence/Sexual Violence Services as well as providing short term work for employees of companies.

The areas I have experience of are of working with adults who are experiencing Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma and Loss. I work in an integrative way and will often use a mindfulness and being compassionate to the Self approach.

Nick Shallow

I’m a qualified Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I decided to continue my training to work as an Integrative Psychotherapist. Alongside being an avid learner, the experiential element of training has been transformative for me and I know first-hand how challenging, enlightening and healing the therapeutic relationship can be. This made me want to continue learning and being in the therapeutic space.


I’ve been working privately and in employment with a charity for the last four years. I work with children and adults ranging from five years old to fifty years old.


I have a range of experience and knowledge in presenting issues including: complex trauma, abuse, personality disorders, eating disorders, living with a disability, bereavement and loss, addiction, self-harm and abusive relationships.

My particular areas of interest are trauma, personality adaptations and Mindful Self Compassion and I intend to research these further in my career.

I work integratively, drawing on a range of theories. I’m a reflective practitioner who works to ensure that I provide a reliable, relational base in which my clients can feel safe to explore their ways of being.


I can appreciate the weight of the trauma clients access during therapy. I consider it as a huge privilege that people trust to share their internal worlds and experiences with me.

John Deacon

John is an accredited UKCP Psychotherapist who is in private practice in Malton and has worked with young people in a secondary school in East Yorkshire.   He is also a child and adult supervisor working in Redcar and Malton.

John is the main Tutor on the Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy at TACT.

John’s background is teaching and management in schools and colleges. He works relationally with adults and children on a wide range of issues

John's training is in Integrative Psychotherapy, so can adopt an approach that suits a clients needs, and can work short term (two to six months), or longer.

The kinds of issues that he has worked with include, loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, marital or relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, lack of confidence or self-worth, self harm, sexual problems and problems with drugs or alcohol.

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Emma Hughes
Sue Erskine

Hi I’m Sue Erskine, I’m a BACP and UKCP Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I’m passionate about my vocation and have gained extensive experience working in private practice since 2004 and within the NHS for seven years.

 I have a post graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision and qualifications in Person Centred and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and have been accomplished as a registered Shiatsu practitioner since 1998. I continue to attend varied specialist training.

 My approach is holistic working with physical, emotional, mental, behavioural and spiritual issues on a short and long term basis depending on my clients personal needs.

 Stress, anxiety, depression, anger, work related problems, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, self harm, chronic illness, bereavement, miscarriage, abortion, infertility, separation, divorce, addictions, past and recent trauma and abuse are issues that I specialise in.

Emma started her Training with TACT in 2008 and is now a Graduate member.  Emma is UKCP accredited and also on the BACP register.  Emma is trained in Family Group Conferencing and is a Solihul Parent Group Facilitator.


Emma started in private practice last year having spent 7 years setting up and managing counselling services for children within local and national charitable organisations.  Emma has worked closely with educational establishments and local authorities to provide specialist psychotherapeutic counselling for children and young people as well as supervision for professionals working with vulnerable children.  Emma has been involved in developing practices with local authorities delivering family based attachment support for Looked After Children to stabilise home environments.


Emma's career started in Education working with vulnerable and at risk children. Emma has vast experience of working with multi disciplinary settings.

‘I believe therapy gives people a regular and confidential space to talk about their worries, problems or a chance to explore more about themselves. Talking to therapist in a confidential setting can help people gain a new or different perspective. This can lead to changes in how they feel about themselves, relationships with others as well as their thinking and behaviour’. 
I am a currently a qualified and UKCP accredited Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I trained at TACT on the Children’s Psychotherapeutic Counselling Course. My training helped me explore a range of different theories and I am confident across several integrated therapies. I use a relational model and believe that a good therapeutic-client rapport is vital for growth. My experience with children and young people is stretched over nine years. Initially, as a sports coach and a primary school teacher before qualifying as a therapist. I have worked with a range of ages from five to seventeen years of age. Additionally, I have worked with children from a variety of backgrounds, gender, ethnicities and non-English speaking children via an interpreter.
I have a range of knowledge of the presenting issues: anxiety and low self-esteem, complex-trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss, self-harm, domestic violence, family and relational issues.
I have also recently begun formal training of the Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy at TACT and I am available to work from the Redcar or Norton offices with children/young people and adults (offering a lower cost for adult clients).