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Welcome to Alder Tree

Here you will find a range of psychological, physical and holistic therapists who deliver the highest standard of treatment. We are happy to provide a wide range of therapies to give our clients the best opportunity to find a suitable therapy to meet their needs. All of this is provided in a peaceful and homely environment situated in the village of Armthorpe in Doncaster.

Appointment hours 

Monday – Friday 09:00 to 21:00
Saturday 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday Closed

Problems treated

Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Childhood Abuse (Psychological, Sexual, and Emotional)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME
Domestic Abuse Issues
Eating Issues
Life Changes
Low Mood
Low Self-Esteem and Confidence
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 
Personal Development
Post-Natal Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship Issues (Couple or Individual)
Sexual Issues
Sleep Difficulties
Suicidal Feelings
Traumatic Experience
Work-Related Issues

Types of Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - download leaflet
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) - Download Leaflet
Mindfulness - download Leaflet

Our Therapists

We are happy to provide a variety of therapies delivered by therapists who are trained to the highest standards.


Gavin Lawton

I am a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) with 15 years of experience working across a variety of mental health settings. I have practiced in CBT for several years with experience of working with people who experience mood and anxiety related problems. This ranges from depression and self-esteem problems across the anxiety disorder spectrum including panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

I also have experience of incorporating mindfulness techniques and again have experience of using this across a number of problems, including long-term conditions and chronic pain conditions. I am also a CBT practitioner and have worked with people who experience psychosis for a number of years. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), with experience of working with victims of trauma. In addition to my clinical work I have experience in teaching and supervising in CBT. 

Tel: 07464 777804


Andrew Depledge

I have 18 years of experience working within the field of Mental Health, providing services and support to wide variety of client groups. Within that time I have been qualified a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the last 6 years.

My therapeutic style is recovery focused and I aim to work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals and address their problematic symptoms. As well as having significant clinical experience is treating depression, anxiety and traumatic disorders, I have specific skills in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), chronic worry, as well working with clients who have co-occurring Aspergers/Autism.

Tel: 07379 817672


Karen Lewchenko

I am a professional, fully qualified holistic therapist and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

With many years of experience with anxiety and stress, I provide a variety of treatments to help restore the body and mind which include hypnotherapy, holistic massage, reiki and reflexology.

Many of my treatments are recognised by health insurers such as Westfield, Medicash and Health Shield - please check with your insurance provider.

For more information or to enquire about an appointment I can be contacted on

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Sarah Lowe

I am the sole trader of Mind Body Link Therapies. I am an experienced and registered hypnotherapist and Level 3 Reiki Practitioner.

My passion is to help others to heal and to make the changes needed to live their best lives.

Hypnotherapy specialisms: weight loss; smoking cessation; fears and/or phobias; stress/anxiety and depression; present and past life regression. If you have any questions or wonder whether I can help with something, please contact me for a chat.

Reiki is a non-intrusive complimentary treatment. It works well alongside other conventional treatments or medicine and provides emotional support, pain relief and relaxation either alone or alongside other treatments. You remain fully clothed and sit on a chair or lie on a therapy bed. A series of hand positions are placed near or on the body. There is no massage. Reiki works well for those who do not like to be touched or who struggle to access talking therapies. There are no known side-affects and we cannot diagnose. If there are concerns, you would always be directed to your GP.

Science has proved the benefits of both Hypnotherapy and Reiki.

Please contact Sarah directly for information or appointments on:

Tel: 07533 673952
Find me on: Facebook


Wild Orange

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Wild Orange is a unique coaching company, having the breadth of knowledge and experience in both personal issues and those challenges that face business start ups. With experience in coaching for high performing teams and goal setting providing an added bonus.

Carole is an experienced, qualified, fully insured life coach specialising in Mindfulness and self care. Useful for Managing stress and anxiety, creating a work life balance and understanding emotional issues.

With 25 years in business prior to launching Wild Orange, Carole is knowledgeable in customer care, complaint handling,processes, business planning, cash forecasting, marketing-including social media, stakeholder management, communication, consultation and engagement.

For more information or to enquire about an appointment please contact Carole on:

Tel: 07738 479799


Nicky Fitzwilliam

With 4 years' experience working as a fully qualified Counsellor Nicky offers a safe confidential place to build a therapeutic relationship with her clients and provides a high quality service to aid and support their mental health needs through counselling and psychotherapy.

Nicky uses a range of evidence-based models and follows a humanistic approach by introducing therapeutic paths -person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, attachment therapy and mindfulness, appropriate to each individual client.

I have regular Supervision and hold full Professional Liability for my Practice.

Day time & evening sessions available

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I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07969 656763

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Karen Elliott

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2007 and since that time I have worked in a variety of settings with adults, children, young people and couples. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a trained professional who provides a confidential, safe, non-judgmental place where you can go at your own pace to explore your issues.

If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression due to relationship or family issues, losses you have experienced, matters relating to your work life, things from the past or there may be decisions you feel you want to make but are avoiding, then contact me on the details below.

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I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07969 427502

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Shona McLean

As an experienced counsellor, I offer a safe and confidential space where we can work together to explore whatever is happening for you and find the best way forward.

My counselling approach is Person Centred/ Integrative. This means I am able to combine techniques from different therapies in a Person Centred way to meet your individual needs and personal circumstances - tailoring the therapy to you.

I have worked as a Volunteer Counsellor for the mental health charity Mind and bereavement counselling service Cruse and a Placement Counsellor for the NHS.

My experience includes working with adults who present with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, self injury, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, anger, sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse and work related issues.

Sessions are available Monday and Thursday daytime, evenings and Saturdays. To find out more about how I might be able to help, please do get in touch.

I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07920 513504
Facebook: @mcleancounsellingdoncaster

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Erin Graham

I have been working in mental health since 2000 and have been a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist since 2010. I have trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and I am is also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Analytical Systems of Psychotherapy ( CBASP) practitioner, trainer and supervisor. Within my practice I also utilise mindfulness skills training.

Since qualifying I have worked with adults who have a range of difficulties including Depression and Affect disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety disorders and also experience with Personality Disorders. I have also worked with clients who have struggled with over eating and weight loss. I have a special interest in working with people with low self-esteem, chronic low mood and those who feel they struggle with interpersonal relationships.

My overall aim when working with Clients is to enable them to understand their difficulties, recognise where and how they can change them and help them learn the skills to move forward.

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Zoe Close

I offer a safe confidential space to explore current psychological difficulties, whether these are short or long term problems. I have particular skills in non judgemental listening, developing a shared understanding of the development and maintenance of ongoing difficulties and how to improve them, breaking down resistance to change and promoting improvement using a variety of different interventions.

I have twenty years experience working for the NHS in mental health care; starting as a nursing assistant on an acute psychiatric ward, going on to complete a mental health nursing degree, and a masters in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.

I have been fortunate to apply these skills to a vast array of mental health disorders since, such as: addictions, psychosis, personality disorders, bi polar disorder, chronic depression, anxiety disorders, chronic low self-worth, adult ADHD, complex grief, PTSD, and obesity. Utilising a variety of therapeutic interventions, such as group work, psycho education, 1:1 psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

I have been solely responsible for managing the psychological needs of various patient groups; developing treatment packages, managing waiting lists, and providing the treatment.

I am down-to-earth, passionate and empathic, which previous patients have said made them feel listened to and cared about. My sensitive nature makes me naturally conscientious and reflective, which motivates me to want to understand people and continually improve.

I have future aspirations to make mental health education more accessible to all, particularly in schools and to the general public.

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I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07748 053967
Linked in: View profile

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Sarah Murphy

I am an experienced counsellor who works to build collaborative relationships using various counselling models and interventions. I feel counselling is an authentic process which flourishes when a counsellor and client begin to develop a trustful and healthly Therapeutic alliance.

My history is working with victims and survivors of Domestic abuse, this has lead me to work with a wide range of individuals presenting issues such as mental health, self esteem issues and attachment disorders.

Other working experiences include;
Abortion, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, child sexual abuse and exploitation, depression,miscarriage/fertility issues, PTSD, relationships, sexuality/LGBT, social anxieties, phobias, work related stress.

Please feel free to get intouch with any queries or to know more about how i work, or whether it is something you feel would be of benefit to you.

I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07940 527716

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Gary Oxley

I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist having worked and experience in both primary and secondary mental health settings. This experience involves working with people with depression and all the many different types of anxiety disorders, ranging from PTSD, Low Self Esteem and social anxiety. I also have experience working with adults with personality disorders and facilitating group workshops, which include DBT, Mindfulness, anxiety reduction and trauma stabilisation. I also supervise trainees within my role as a CBT therapist.

Within my therapy I also incorporate “the third wave of cognitive behaviour therapy” which includes approaches from Acceptance and Compassion Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. This is especially helpful with people who struggle with understanding their emotions and teaches ways to tolerate the distress they can cause.

My aim in therapy is to assist my clients in understanding their difficulties and, with the help of personal goals set in therapy, to reduce the distress these difficulties are causing and to change and gain strength and confidence again.

I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07749 837918

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Julie Marshall

Would you like to lead a more fulfilling life, feel more positive or be able to talk things through? My sessions provide an opportunity to explore any personal difficulties you may be facing in a confidential and supportive environment, so that you are able to find a positive way forward.

As an experienced counsellor I offer a quiet, safe space giving you the opportunity to be heard. I work with adults and children from the age of 15 years and have worked a wide range of presenting issues which include anxiety, depression, relationships, domestic violence, bereavement and loss, self-esteem, work related issues, eating disorders and addiction. I specialise in Eating Disorders and Sign Language Therapy.

I currently work as a volunteer counsellor for Changing Lives in Doncaster and have worked with Doncaster Carers. I am also involved in Outreach work and in my spare time volunteer as a youth worker for the Doncaster Deaf Trust.

Session are available Thursday & Friday evenings, Saturday & Sunday daytime.

I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07496 668643

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Tracy Fidler

I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy. As a Person-Centered counsellor I offer safe, non-judgemental and empathic counselling sessions, enabling individuals to explore their issues at their own pace. As well as ‘talk’ therapy, I offer other evidence-based theories, which can be integrated into sessions, allowing the use of creative and experiential techniques to enhance awareness, freedom, and self-direction.

My experience is working with children, young people and adults in areas such as anxiety, bereavement & loss, childhood abuse, depression, life changes, low self-esteem, sexuality/LGBT, sleep difficulties and stress linked to education/work.

Sessions may be available Mondays 9am – 3:30pm and some evenings from 4pm.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I may be contacted at:
Tel: 07935 707888

For therapists

Are you a therapist looking for a room to work from?

What we offer

A peaceful environment and the opportunity to hire one of five therapy rooms.

The opportunity to have your profile and contact details visible on our website.

Free marketing through the website and social media.

An efficient online room booking system.  

Hourly rates

Rooms can be hired at a rate of £7.50 per hour.

A block booking of four consecutive appointments can be booked at the discounted rate of £25.

There is a large room that could host small groups and for the hire of this room enquiries should be made through the email 


5 rooms which are ideal for psychological, physical and holistic therapies. The rooms have been renovated to a high standard and create a homely environment from which therapists can deliver treatments.

A toilet is located downstairs.

There is a kitchen area for both clients and clinicians to use. Refreshments are provided by Alder Tree Therapy House.

Contact us

You can email us here or call 07464 777804 for more information

Alder Tree Therapy House, Mere Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 2DG

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