Who We Are and What We Offer

Our Psychological Service

A warm welcome from Dr Amelia Fay Taylor, Chartered Educational Psychologist at Tyne Therapies. Dr Taylor has practised psychological assessment and therapeutic work with children, young people, families and professionals since 2009. She specialises in work with children and young people experiencing attachment and relationship difficulties and social communication difficulties. She works closely with parents, carers and professionals where appropriate. Dr Taylor is registered with the British Psychological Society and Health Care Professions Council.

Our Treatment Focus

Tyne Therapies offers a range of assessments alongside therapy to begin to build and sustain positive relationships and attachments. Dr Taylor specialises in using the Principles of Theraplay and in Video Interaction Guidance. All work begins with consultation to establish the most appropriate and helpful next steps. At Tyne Therapies we want to make sure you feel safe, supported and have clear goals to work towards through therapy. We are able to provide initial assessment reports and end of therapy summaries reviewing progress against joint goals.

Your Safe Place

Here at Tyne Therapies we believe that positive change is most likely to happen when children and young people are in a safe feeling environment. Therefore we most often work in the home or school context which is familiar. We hope to support you through  your journey. Our goal is to support you build positive relationships for the future and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

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Our Therapy



The Theraplay Institute provide the following description of Theraplay: Theraplay TM is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.In treatment, the Theraplay therapist guides the parent and child through playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities. The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child’s behavior and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. It helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected and worthy.We call this “building relationships from the inside out.”  


Dr Taylor is a Fully Certified Theraplay Practitioner. Her work is supervised directly by a Theraplay Institute Supervisor and she is listed with Theraplay UK.

Dr Taylor is also a member of the Supervisors’ Practicum and offers Theraplay Supervision.

Video Interaction Guidance


AVIGUK provide the following description of Video Interaction Guidance: Video Interaction GuidanceTM is an intervention through which a practitioner aims to enhance communication within relationships . It works by engaging clients actively in a process of change towards realizing their own hopes for a better future in their relationships with others who are important to them. Guiders are themselves guided by the values and beliefs around respect and empowerment.   These include a belief that people in troubled situations do want to change, a respect for what clients are managing to achieve in their current difficulties, and a conviction that the power and responsibility for change resides within clients and their situations. 


Dr Taylor is a Level 3 VIG practitioner and her work is supervised by a member of AVIGUK

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Tyne Therapies

1 West View, Earsdon, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England NE25 9LJ, United Kingdom

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