Hello, my name is Kat and I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist here at Fysikal.
For the last decade I have worked in the NHS and third sector, supporting adults and older adults experiencing distress as a result of difficult or traumatic life experiences, relationship difficulties and physical health conditions. Since completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2014, I have worked within NHS community mental health services, developing a wide range of experience supporting individuals through some of the most challenging times of their lives. I set up my private practice ‘Renew Psychology’, alongside my NHS role, in order to provide tailored, compassionate, mental health support to those that need it, at a time that is right for them.
What I can offer:
My practice offers treatment to adults and older adults experiencing distress as a result of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bereavement and stress.
In addition, I have a specialist interest in supporting people who are experiencing distress as a result of a physical health problems (including pain), neurological conditions (such as stroke) or a diagnosis of a neurodegenerative condition (such as dementia and Parkinson's Disease).
I will support you to develop an understanding of your difficulties that not only deepens your knowledge of yourself, but also provides a platform for change. Together we will develop a treatment plan that aims to improve your relationship with yourself and introduce new ways of coping in order to reduce your distress, and help you begin to live a life that is meaningful to you.
As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to draw on multiple therapeutic models, for a wide range of mental health difficulties, in order to provide you with an individually tailored treatment plan. Primarily I work using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) but also draw on other models depending on your needs and goals.