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Dr Katherine Peckitt

Bristol, BS8 4AA
07903721486 07903721486 Registered / Accredited

About me

As a clinical psychologist, I have developed expertise in supporting children, young people and adults with a range of physical and mental health difficulties. I have worked in the NHS and in private practice in a range of community and hospital services.

Working with people who experience stress, trauma, burn-out, low mood, anxiety, and/ or relationship issues in everyday life, my interest is in supporting people to re-connect with themselves, their strengths and resources.

I have a specialist interest in clinical health psychology. Specifically, working with individuals and families experiencing chronic or terminal health conditions. Support in these areas involves exploring the impact of the physical condition and the medical interventions on the overall well-being, self-care and the relationships with yourself and others. I also support families with experiences of loss and bereavement.

I offer psychological consultation and therapy to adults with weight issues and/ or considering bariatric surgery, including individuals psychological understanding of their relationship with their body, food, weight, and eating behaviours.

I believe that the basis for all therapies is trust and often the difficulties people explore in therapy are understandable responses to life circumstances.

I draw on a range of therapeutic models, depending on the needs of the person or family I am working with. Influenced by attachment-narrative approaches, systemic family therapy, mindful-based practices, and acceptance-commitment therapy, I help people to make sense of their life experiences and impact on current difficulties. I work creatively and help people understand and process how they are feeling, and so may use different approaches such as writing, drawing, or sand play.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed a degree in Psychology (BSc(Hons)) and doctorate training in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych). I have completed a range of additional therapy training, including in family therapy, compassionate mind therapy and leadership and management.

I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and my registration number is PYL3525

I have focused my research on young people’s experiences of stress and mental health in both secondary schools and at University. I have also published my research on the application of psychological formulations in teams working for the National Health Services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

The Library
The Victorian Arcade
3A Boyces Avenue
Bristol
BS8 4AA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages German

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Evening and online sessions currently available again.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Social

Dr Katherine Peckitt

Dr Katherine Peckitt