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Chartered Clinical Psychologist BA, BSc, DClinPsy.

About me

Hi, thanks for visiting my page here. With so many therapists to choose from,  I do appreciate it’s difficult to know where to start in finding what type of therapy or therapist will suit you.  So I’ll tell you a bit about me and what you can expect if we work together.

To me, therapy shouldn’t be boring or something to worry about, it should be interesting, sometimes even exciting but always focussed, goal driven and feel safe.  As a clinical psychologist, I am trained in many different approaches and I hold the importance of our therapeutic relationship – how we actually get on - as a central part of the work.  This is one of the reasons why I have found an approach called CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) really useful.

The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) describes CAT as:

“a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life). As its name suggests, it brings together ideas and understanding from different therapies into one user-friendly and effective therapy. It is a programme of therapy that is tailored to a person’s individual needs and to his or her own manageable goals for change. It is a time-limited therapy - between 4 and 24 weeks, but typically 16. At its heart is an empathic relationship between the client and therapist within the therapeutic boundaries, the purpose of which is to help the client make sense of their situation and to find ways of making changes for the better.”

I hope this little bit of information has helped you get a sense of what our work would be like – if you’d like to know more, please feel free to contact me, or you could also visit my website which has lots more details about therapy. Thanks for reading, take care :)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ACAT Accredited Supervisor in Cognitive Analytic Therapy
  • ACAT Accredited Practitioner in Cognitive Analytic Therapy                  
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)
  • BSC (Hons) Psychology (First Class)                         
  • Cert Person Centred Counselling (Distinction) 
  • BA Acting

Member organisations


The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.


£90.00 per session

Additional information

Please get in touch for an initial, 15 minute meeting online to help you decide if you would like to start therapy together. There is no charge for this. 

When I work

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North Yorkshire, BD23

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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I have extensive experience in offering clinical supervision to a wide range of HCP's.

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Dr Kathryn Pemberton

Dr Kathryn Pemberton