Dr Caoimhe (Keava) Patton
Consultant Clinical Psychologist - DClinPsych
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Hi, my name is Caoimhe, pronounced Keava.
I am a Clinical Psychologist offering psychological therapy to adults in Central Scotland. I work with most psychological difficulties and draw on a wide range of therapeutic models to create individualised therapy packages for each client.
I aim to provide a safe space in which we can develop a shared understanding of your individual experiences and challenges. We might try to understand what underlies current difficulties and think about which tools and strategies you are using to cope with these. Having a good understanding provides a solid base to move forward; we can use this shared understanding to help you to develop goals for therapy and beyond. These might include processing difficult experiences and gaining insights into patterns of thinking or behaving that are contributing to current difficulties. We can use these insights to support you to identify and develop sustainable skills and strategies that will help reach your goals and manage difficult experiences and strong emotions.
As a Clinical Psychologist I adhere to the BPS and HCPC codes of ethics and practice.
Please feel free to contact me with any queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2008. Training as a clinical psychologist in the UK requires prior completion of an undergraduate degree in psychology (or equivalent). Then the completion of a DClinPsy which is typically entails three years of formal teaching, research and clinical placements within the NHS where you are trained to use evidence based psychological therapies with a variety of psychological difficulties across the lifespan.
Prior to my training I completed a four year undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Health Science and a one year Master of Philosophy in Psychology (MPhil Psychology). I had also worked in a variety of mental health services including community and inpatient forensic services, adult psychology services, community learning disability services, and child psychology services from 2001.
The core models in my doctorate training were cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I also completed an elective placement in cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). Post qualification I have completed training in compassion focussed therapy (CFT) and trauma focused CBT. I use an integrative approach to therapy and aim to use the most appropriate models and interventions to tailor therapy to clients’ needs.
I have experience of working with a wide variety of mental health presentations of varying severity from mild to severe and enduring. I have extensive experience of working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I also have specialist post qualification experience of working with clients with eating disorders. I have doctoral level research experience in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and have NHS experience of assessing whether individuals meet the criteria for this diagnosis.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Please feel free to contact me with a problem not listed if you would like to discuss possible therapy.
£120.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£120.00 per session
£120 per session for 50 minute sessions.
I am very happy to have an initial telephone conversation free of charge to answer any questions. Feel free to email to arrange.
When I work