Dr Katherine Peckitt
As a clinical psychologist, Dr Katherine Peckitt has developed expertise in supporting young people and adults with a range of physical and mental health difficulties. Katherine has worked in the NHS and in private practice in a range of community and hospital services.
Working with people who experience stress, trauma, burnout, low mood, anxiety, and/ or relationship issues in everyday life, Katherine supports people to re-connect with themselves, their strengths and resources. Katherine is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and chartered with the British Psychological Society.
Areas of Specialist Experience
Katherine has developed a specialist interest in clinical health psychology, specifically, working with individuals and families experiencing chronic or terminal health conditions. Support from Katherine in these areas involves exploring the impact of the physical condition and the medical interventions on overall well-being, self-care and the relationships with yourself and others. Katherine also supports families with experiences of loss and bereavement.
Katherine offers specialises in providing psychological consultation and therapy to adults with weight issues and/ or considering bariatric surgery, including supporting individuals with their understanding of their relationship with their body, food, weight, and eating behaviours.
Katherine is a compassionate and affirmative psychologist, who believes that the basis for all therapies is trust. She believes that often the difficulties people explore in therapy are understandable responses to life circumstances.
Katherine draws on a number of therapeutic models, depending on the needs of the person or family she is working with. Influenced by attachment-based approaches, systemic family therapy, narrative approaches, mindful-based practices, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Katherine helps people to make sense of their life experiences and how these impact on current difficulties. She is creative in the way that she works to help people understand and process how they are feeling, and so may use different approaches such as writing, drawing, or sand play.
Katherine offers face to face and online therapy sessions.