Dr Kate Woollaston, Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsych, BSc (Hons), PGDipCYPIAPT)

Dr Kate Woollaston, Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsych, BSc (Hons), PGDipCYPIAPT)

1-2 Kings Arms Yard
Church Street
Ampthill
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK45 2PJ

07391 715233

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1-2 Kings Arms Yard
Church Street
Ampthill
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK45 2PJ

07391 715233

About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with 14 years experience working in NHS mental health services. I currently work part-time in the NHS and have a private clinic in Ampthill, Bedford near Milton Keynes. I am warm and empathic, and offer a confidential, non-judgemental space for people to work through their difficulties. I work with adults and children and have specialist experience of working with parents and families.

Psychological difficulties I work with:

  • Anxiety, including generalised anxiety disorder (worry), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, specific phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Low mood, depression
  • Low self-esteem, feelings of failure
  • Stress, feeling overwhelmed and exhausted
  • Adjustment to becoming a parent in the antenatal and postnatal period (postnatal depression)
  • Common young childhood difficulties, such as feeding, toileting, sleep, tantrums and separation issues
  • Children experiencing worries and distress in relation to school, peer and sibling relationships and adjusting to changes in family circumstances
  • Children struggling with anger and presenting with challenging behaviours (aggression, screaming, hitting, biting, destroying property etc.)
  • Post-diagnostic support for ADHD, Autism and Learning Difficulties

Therapeutic Approach:

I am able to draw on a number of different therapeutic approaches, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Based Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy and Social Learning Theory-Based Therapy. I use my knowledge of the research evidence to select the best therapeutic approach to address my clients' difficulties and then tailor the intervention to suit their individual circumstances and help them meet their goals.

Feel free to contact me for an informal discussion of your needs. We can then arrange an assessment appointment where I can hear more about your concerns and give you some options for treatment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) - University College London
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy - University College London
  • First Class Honours Degree in Psychology - Westminster University

Professional Memberships:

  • Practitioner Psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Enhanced DBS clearance

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC
BPS

Photos & videos

  • Working with a young child and their parent
  • Individual therapy

Fees

My fees start at £100 per 50 minute session.

I am a recognised provider with a number of leading UK health insurance companies: Vitality/PruHealth, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva Health and CIGNA. Please speak to your company to find out what your policy covers, as policies vary.

Further information

Parking:

Parking is available across the road from my clinic in Waitrose car park for up to 2 hours.

Home Visits:

I offer home visits (dependent on location and availability).

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK45 2PJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Evening and weekend appointments available. Home visits offered.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families