Cathy Wood Psychology

Cathy Wood Psychology

88 High Street
LL19 9BE

07976 419558 / 07976 419558

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88 High Street
LL19 9BE

07976 419558 / 07976 419558

About us

I am Dr Cathy Wood, CPsychol, DClinPsychol, AFBPsS. I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist providing a psychology service from Prestatyn North Wales. I provide assessment, psychotherapy and counselling for people in distress to help them find the calm within and to make the changes that they want to make. I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited CBT Therapist and an Accredited EMDR Therapist too.


I offer psychological assessment for a variety of forms of distress, including anxiety (generalised anxiety, panic disorder, OCD and phobias), relationship issues (including family issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, bereavement, couples issues, child-related issues and attachment disorder), mood problems (such as depression, postnatal depression, anger management), the effects of abuse (emotional abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and physical abuse), issues such as low self-esteem, low self-confidence, gender dysphoria, the effects of trauma and work related stress.

I also offer neuropsychological assessments such as adult assessments for Asperger Syndrome (ASD/ASC), sensory testing and intelligence testing for children (WISC-IV).


I have had 10 years experience of working as a psychologist in the NHS with a variety of clients, including adults, older adults, young people and families. Until recently I have been working with children, adolescents and families for the past 5 years on the Wirral, seeing clients with a range of complex issues. I have recently working with Denbighshire Child and Adolescent Services, providing complex neurological assessments and CBT for young people.

Independent Practice

I have been working in independent practice for the past 5, initially alongside my NHS work, but am now working independently full time. My approach is individual, evidence-based, and goal focused, based on psychological assessment, proven therapies and client goals.

My therapy room is based within Prestatyn Chiropractic Centre, on Prestatyn High Street, where clients have access to the receptionist, the waiting room and the toilet (and the occasional cup of tea). The setting is comfortable, relaxing and confidential.

Liverpool University

I trained to be a Clinical Psychologist in Liverpool University and I currently still provide teaching and support for trainees on the Liverpool University Clinical Psychology course.

Bilingual Service

As a commitment to my life in Wales I am working towards providing a bilingual service and website by 2016 and am currently on target to achieve this.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have had 10 years experience of working as a psychologist in the NHS with a variety of clients, including adults, older adults, young people and families. Most recently I have been working in CAMHS on the Wirral. I have worked in independent practice for 5 years, predominately with clients suffering from some kind of trauma, but also with clients with a range of problems including anxiety, low mood/depression, chronic pain, and obsessional/compulsive problems. I therefore, have a great deal of experience in psychological assessment and treatment (psychotherapy, counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and EMDR).

I am a teacher on the Liverpool University Clinical Psychology course.

My qualifications include a BSc, MSc and Doctorate (DClinPsych) in Clinical Psychology. I am an accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR Therapist.

My professional memberships include:

The British Psychological Society (BPS).
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP).
EMDR Association UK & Ireland.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

EMDR UK & Ireland
* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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  • Therapy room
  • Therapy room


  • Clients are invited to contact me for a free 15 minute telephone conversation to assess whether psychotherapy with me is what they need right now. They can do this via email - or telephone 0797 641 9558.
  • Individual sessions cost £80 per hour
  • Concessions are available (for example children and young people may only need half hour sessions and the price will be adjusted accordingly, also if it seems likely that you will need long-term therapy, the price will also be adjusted to account for this).

Maps & Directions

Prestatyn, LL19 9BE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Welsh


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 18.30. Saturday: 10.00 - 12.15.

Types of client

Young people
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