Dr Katy Roy
DClinPsy, C Psychol, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons),
The Medical, Westbury-on-Trym & Aztec West
Child & Adult
Dr Katy Roy, Clinical Psychologist, has worked with young people and families since 2007. Katy completed her clinical psychology training at the University of Exeter, specialising in working with adoptive families and children who have suffered loss or trauma. Katy conducted her doctoral research into children’s cognitive development at the University of Bristol. This work was published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences internationally.
Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Katy has worked with families with multiple or complex needs, focusing on the mental health of parents or children supported by social services.
Katy is chartered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Psychological Society.
Areas of Specialist Experience
Katy has worked with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. These have included: anxiety; depression; phobias and difficulty in adjusting to life circumstances.
Katy has specialist experience working with parents of children with emotional or behavioural difficulties, including adopted and looked after children.
Katy also has an interest in working with issues relating to adjustment to physical health conditions in adults and adolescents.
Katy has found that there is no “one size fits all” approach to psychological therapy; she believes that taking a non-judgmental, open approach to understanding her clients is the best place to start work together.
Katy draws from a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) when working with adoptive families, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) when working with clients with emotional or physical health difficulties. She uses Systemic therapeutic methods when working with family groups.