Dr Kathryn Quinn, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Forth Psychological Services
I am a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist located in Fife offering individualised psychological assessment and therapy for a broad range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, grief and loss, PTSD and trauma, relationship difficulties, adjustment to physical health difficulties and much more. I am a highly trained, professionally registered and state regulated, mental health professional with over fourteen years of experience of working with adults and older adults in both the NHS and private sector. Whatever your mental health needs, you can be assured of receiving a high quality, safe, and effective therapy service using only evidence based therapies.
Please see further information regarding my chartered membership with the British Psychological Society and, importantly, what this means for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over fourteen years experience working as a clinical psychologist. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 with an M.A. (Hons) degree in Psychology.
I initially worked as a Research Assistant and latterly as a Research Fellow with Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh University respectively, gaining experience in applied psychology and completing my MPhil in the field of occupational stress.
Prior to clinical training I coordinated and ran a multicentre research study investigating quality of life for the World Health Organisation.
In 2007, I graduated top of my class attaining a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, winning the prestigious Birrell Prize. I was also awarded the Psige Research Prize in 2008 for a paper based on my doctoral research on attitudes to mental health in later life.
Since graduating I have spent the majority of my clinical career working in busy adult/older adult and clinical health psychology services within the NHS and private sector.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
In addition to face-to-face therapy, email consultation and live chat service, I also offer a Skype tele mental health service. Skype therapy can offer you the opportunity to receive personalised therapy in the comfort and privacy of your own home at reduced costs. Please visit my website for more information: www.forthpsychologicalservices.co.uk.
Other services offered include neuropsychological assessment for cognitive difficulties including memory loss and dementia. (Please note: costs for neuropsychological assessment and reporting may vary, please contact me for more details).
Expert psychological assessment and treatment on behalf of third party psychological rehabilitation agencies.
Assessment Session £120.00
Ongoing therapy £ 100.00 (per session)
30 minutes - £65
40 minutes - £80
Chartered membership reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is the gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Chartered Members are entitled to use the designation ‘CPsychol’ (www.bps.org.uk).
What this means for you:
This means you can be assured of receiving the highest possible standard of psychological care from an experienced practitioner with legitimate and professionally recognised credentials. Treatment will draw upon a wide range of psychological knowledge and models allowing a tailored approach to therapy, which in turn may mean fewer sessions are required to effect positive changes in well-being.