Dr Kate Robinson, Clinical Psychologist & EMDR practitioner
I am a highly specialised clinical psychologist with over 10 years’ experience of working therapeutically in the NHS and in private practice. I work with adults and adolescents (16+ years) with longstanding emotional and psychological difficulties, as well as those struggling with an acute crisis or period of stress. My areas of particular specialism are helping people to move on from traumatic events, improve their confidence, develop healthier relationships with food and/or their bodies, and learn to manage difficult emotions.
Having been trained in different approaches, I draw upon best practice guidelines to create individually tailored conceptualisations and treatment plans, according to the difficulties with which you are struggling and the changes you wish to make. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which we work together to enhance awareness and understanding, which then provides opportunities for making different choices and achieving different outcomes. I also believe that it is vital for therapy to take place in a safe and trusting environment, so I pay particular attention to the quality of therapeutic relationship that we develop.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who are responsible for the statutory regulation of the profession. I am also a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I completed my postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University in 2010. Since then I have worked in a busy community mental health team in South London and am currently one of the lead psychologists, offering specialist interventions for people struggling with anxiety, depression, personality difficulties and trauma.
I have completed advanced trainings in Schema Therapy, a specific type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for both individuals and groups. I also draw upon Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in my work.
Additionally, I am an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner.
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
- Psychological therapy individual session: Fee from £120 (50 minute individual session)
- Psychological therapy for couples: Fee from £130 (50 minute couple session)
- Supervision sessions available
I currently have availability on Mondays and Fridays.