Dr Kate Baldry - Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Northampton, Northamptonshire. I offer psychological assessment and psychological therapy to individuals, parents and carers, and work with both children and adults. This work aims to support people to better understand and cope with difficulties they may be experiencing so to improve psychological well being and quality of life.
Psychological therapy provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any difficulties or issues which may be causing you concern or distress. This may include:
- Depression and low mood
- Anxiety, panic and phobias
- Self harm and self-injurious behaviour
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Grief, bereavement and loss
- Personality difficulties
- Stress management
- Self esteem
- Childhood issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Self/personal development
- Behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour
I am trained in a number of different types of psychological therapy and will work with you to understand your goals and what therapy you feel will best fit for you and your needs. Therapies I offer and models I draw upon include:
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Behavioural approaches (including Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour)
- Attachment theory
- Psychodynamic models
- Person centred therapy
- Integrative therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Compassion-focused Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
I am also able to adapt therapy to meet the needs of children and adults with learning difficulties, learning disabilities, and autism.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified clinical psychologist and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am registered with the regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have worked in the field of clinical psychology for 9 years in both the NHS and private sector with experience of working with children, young people and adults (including those with learning disabilities and autism) with mental health, trauma, behavioural difficulties and other psychological issues.
I have a BSc in Psychology (Hons) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have completed further post qualification training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR, a type of psychological therapy initially developed to treat trauma related difficulties but has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of psychological difficulties). In addition to my private work, I am currently working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autism / Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Grief and loss
Fees are set at £95 per 55 minute session for psychological assessment and treatment. Frequency of session can be either weekly or fortnightly to accommodate need and assist with managing the cost of therapy. Work is goal-focused and therapy options will be discussed at initial assessment to think about what therapy best fits not only your goals, but also your budget. Different therapies tend to require different number of sessions which also impacts on overall cost and can be discussed at initial assessment. There is no obligation to continue work following initial assessment if you do not feel it fits for you.