Dr Kate Howells
D.Clin.Psych., BSc (Hons) Psychology
Child & Adult
Dr Katie Howells obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2000. Following her professional training Kate undertook a two-year postgraduate diploma in ‘Systemic Practice with Families and Couples’ from the Institute of Family Therapy in London. In 2007, she completed a one-year international postgraduate diploma in ‘Narrative Therapy & Community Practice’ with the Dulwich Centre, Australia. Kate is currently completing an MEd in Autism with the University of Birmingham.
Over the past 14 years Kate has worked clinically with adults, young people and children with a range of difficulties. She has worked for a number of NHS services, schools, universities, hospitals and private practices both in the UK and in Singapore.
Kate is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and is chartered through the British Psychological Society.
Areas of Specialist Experience
Kate works with individuals, families and couples experiencing social, emotional, behavioural, learning or relationship difficulties.
Her experience over the years has led to interests in the following areas: i) working with women (including young women) where mental health and emotional wellbeing are a concern for a variety of reasons and ii) assessment and support of those experiencing difficulties as a result of social communication or social understanding including young people and adults with Asperger’s and autism, their carers and families.
Kate is happy to meet for short and longer term work, or for one off consultations to help identify need or ways forward.
“Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. I will meet you there” (Rumi)
Kate is passionate about her work and believes strongly in the resilience of people and their capacity for change. With each person she meets so a new journey begins with respect, collaboration, care and without judgment.
As with all clinical psychologists Kate draws on many theoretical ideas. However she is strongly influenced by narrative practices as well as systemic family therapy, mindfulness based practices and positive behavioural support.
Ethical professional practice is of course foundational to her work.