Dr Katie Precious

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BSc (Hons), DPsych, CPsychol
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Betchworth, Surrey, RH3
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About me

I have been working with people experiencing mental health difficulties since 2004. This has primarily been in the NHS (within community mental health teams as well as inpatient services) but I have also contributed to mental health research. I am experienced in carrying out detailed psychological assessments as well as delivering therapeutic interventions carefully tailored around your needs. I have worked to support people experiencing difficulties such as low mood, anxiety (such as social phobia, specific phobia and panic disorder), psychosis, emotion regulation difficulties, loss and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

My aim is to provide a safe, understanding and non-judgemental space in which you can make sense of the difficulties you are experiencing. I work compassionately and collaboratively to help you to better understand how your difficulties may have arisen and what we can do together to help you to move towards your goals and values.

My approach adopts the belief that it is you who is the expert. My aim is to empower you whilst accompanying you on your journey to live your life the way you want it to be lived. I believe that every person is different and therefore the therapy offered needs to reflect this by being tailor made to suit the individual. 

I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Compassion-focussed therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), which can be used in their pure form or integrated.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, City University, 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Sussex, 2005
  • Trauma-informed approach training, 2024
  • Compassion-focussed therapy training, 2023
  • Training in self-compassion, the inner-critic and shame, 2023
  • Neurodivergence training, 2023
  • Coercive control training, 2023
  • ACT essentials, APT, 2022
  • ACT – 10 common barriers to defusion, Contextual Consulting, 2022
  • Mindfulness, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, 2020
  • Racial & social inequalities in the times of COVID-19, BPS, 2020
  • Talking about diversity among LGBT+ people, BPS, 2020
  • Act & self-compassion, Contextual Consulting, 2020
  • ACT and the COVID crisis, APT, 2020
  • Connecting individuals, families & communities in changing & challenging times, BPS, 2020

Professional Registration

Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) – PYL31879

Chartered Member, British Psychological Society – 184432

Member organisations

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£100.00 - £110.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

  • Each assessment session or therapy session costs £110.
  • Online therapy sessions are at a reduced fee of £100.

Session lasts between 50-60 minutes.

Betchworth, Surrey, RH3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Dr Katie Precious
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