Dr Catherine Frogley - Clinical Psychologist (BSc, Psych.D)
Maidstone Community Support Centre
39-48 Marsham Street
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) offering specialist psychological assessment and treatment from my consulting room in central Maidstone.
I am an empathetic, warm and hard-working clinician who is passionate about providing high quality psychological support to children, young people and their families. I am particularly interested in feeding disorders, childhood anxiety disorders and the impact of trauma and adversity on child development and emotional well-being.
I provide both short and long-term treatment (a range of specialised psychological therapies) with the aim of supporting children and young people to identify and express their emotions and to learn more adaptive ways of managing their emotional and behavioural difficulties. I work creatively with individuals of all ages in order to draw upon their strengths and resilience. Some of the difficulties that I commonly see include:
- Anxiety (including generalised anxiety, separation anxiety etc.)
- Low Mood / Feeling sad
- Panic Disorder
- Feeding and eating disorders (incl. Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder; ARFID)
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Peer problems
- School refusal
- Exam stress
- Anger or aggression
- Family conflict
- Parenting work
I am also skilled at working with children who have additional needs e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties.
Psychological Assessment and Treatment
In order to understand the difficulty (how it started and what keeps it going) and to determine which treatment would be appropriate for the individual, I will always begin with a psychological assessment which typically takes between 1-2 sessions. Following this, I will provide you with a brief assessment report and treatment plan from which to work from.
I currently offer private therapy sessions on Mon, Tues and Thurs evenings (6:00 - 8:30pm) and Saturday's (9:00 am - 1:00 pm). My clinic rooms are based in central Maidstone close to train and bus links.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my first psychology degree at the University of Leeds. Following this, I worked in community NHS and private settings in both therapeutic and research roles before embarking on my Clinical Psychology doctoral training at the University of Surrey.
Having worked within the field of clinical psychology for ten years, I have a wide range of experience working within a variety of mental health services including community and national Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, inpatient forensic services and in Social Care (with Looked After and Adopted children). Alongside my clinical work, I have a strong interest in research. I have written a number of publications and presented at conferences mainly in the field of developmental trauma. See my recent blog post for the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) here: https://www.acamh.org/blog/developmental-trauma-useful-framework/
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Surrey.
- BSc (First Class Honors) in Psychology - University of Leeds.
In addition to this, I have attended a variety of additional training courses including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT, 2015), The Complexity of Trauma (Tavistock, 2014) and BPS Supervisor Training (2018).
Why choose a Clinical Psychologist?
A Clinical Psychologist is trained to doctoral level in a range of different therapeutic models (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Approaches, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy). For that reason, Clinical Psychologists are able to draw on a range of therapeutic models to tailor treatment to the individual.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Feeding disorders (ARFID)
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My fees for assessment, individual and family therapy are £100 per session (50 minutes).
If appropriate and dependent on location, home visits may be available for £120 per hour.
(Please note that initial appointments will always be offered in my consulting room in Maidstone).
I am registered with a number of insurance companies (e.g. Vitality Health, AXA) and I am happy to register with new insurers. Please contact me for more details.
PleMy fees for consultation, training and supervision are negotiable. I am also in the process of developing workshops so please contact me if you have a topic in mind.
Please email me or call me for further details. If I am unable to take your call, please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon, Tues and Thurs evenings (6pm - 8.30pm) and Saturday's (9am-1pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|