Katie is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Katie has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, in primary and secondary services for adults with mental health difficulties.She currently provides psychotherapy in a specialist pain management service and provides therapy for NHS staff. Katie also supervises other CBT therapists.Katie has experience in mental health research and has been involved in trials as a researcher and has also co-ordinated an innovation project for psychological therapy provision in primary care.
Katie is accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and she is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Europe Accredited Practitioner. She has completed specialist training in using EMDR for complex trauma and for persistent pain, including fibromyalgia and migraine.
Areas of Specialist Experience
Katie offers assessment and interventions for a wide range of difficulties including depression and anxiety disorders. She has significant experience and expertise working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Katie also has interest and experience in the area of clinical health psychology, particularly in self-management and adjustment of long-term health conditions, especially chronic pain and medically unexplained symptoms.
Katie draws on a range of evidence-based approaches tailored to meet the needs of the individuals she works with. She offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy. Katie values a collaborative approach, facilitating increased self-awareness, as well as enabling clients to build on their own resources to enhance a positive sense of self.