Lisa Stead EMDR therapist

My name is Lisa and I am a qualified EMDR therapist and a clinical hypnotherapist with over 20 years of experience as a mental health nurse.

I offer Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to adults, children (age 3+) and adolescents.

I have completed training in a range of subjects related to mental health, much of which is focused on working with children.

To contact me directly:


T: 07449 775679


In 1998 I qualified as a psychiatric nurse and since this time I have worked for the NHS with both adults and children presenting with a range of mental health difficulties in a variety of settings; this has given me over 20 years of experience helping those suffering with a range of symptoms including low mood and anxiety often as a result of trauma.

Trauma can be both a one-off event or a series of traumas from childhood, so, more recently, I have been focusing on helping clients to resolve past experiences that are affecting their present through the use of Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Much of my experience has been working with children and their parents to help address mental health problems and/or improve behaviour due to conduct disorders. I have facilitated parenting programmes using the “Incredible Years” methods designed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton.

My approach

As you can see below, I am qualified in using a variety of methods for improving mental health including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR and hypnotherapy so I use a holistic approach, tailoring sessions to meet the needs of each individual client.

I am qualified to work with both adults and children as an EMDR therapist. My experience has evidenced that any age group can respond well to EMDR; this therapy can help to move past historic trauma and give the ability to live a more fulfilling life.

I hold an up-to-date DBS certicate for working with both children and adults, have the appropriate insurance, am registered with the Information Commisioners Office (ICO) and I am a member of EMDR UK & Ireland.


  • BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing – The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Service Development
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Supervision of Mental Health Practitioners

Certificates and Further Training

  • DBS certificate for working with adults and children
  • Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing – EMDR Europe
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children and young people – British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy – Northern School of Clinical Hypnotherapy (NSCH)
  • Parent Group Leader – “Incredible Years” programme – Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton
  • Behavioural Therapy for Tics Institute (BTTI) – Neuro Diverse
  • Child and adolescent EMDR – EMDR Europe
  • Mental Health First Aid – MHFA England

EMDR therapists at Victoria Therapy Centre near Bingley and Ilkley in West Yorkshire


In-person sessions: £60 per hour

Payment can be made in cash or by bank transfer in advance of the session.

For more information please contact me directly on 07449 775679 or email