Dr Katie Pownell, Clinical Psychologist (BSc Hons, DClinPsy)
Hello, and welcome; thank you for taking the time to read my page.
We all experience difficult and painful times in our lives; psychological and emotional distress are natural and understandable responses to this. Sometimes the way we feel can impact on our general well-being and affect our everyday lives and relationships. They may have no identifiable cause, and can impact on the way we view ourselves and those around us, leaving us feeling confused or lost. At these times, we may benefit from support in understanding and coping with our experiences. If this sounds like you, then you no longer have to manage these challenges alone; by reading this page, you have taken the first step towards overcoming your difficulties.
I provide effective and evidenced-based psychological assessment, formulation, and therapy for young people and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties or mental health problems. These may include issues such stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties, among others.
My aim is to support you through the emotional distress you are experiencing by using psychological therapies that are proven to help you to overcome your difficulties, and help you to understand what is getting in the way of you reaching your full potential. I am trained and have experience in using a number of therapies, including; cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). I provide sessions on a face-to-face basis, as well as online (Zoom or Skype).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and hold a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from Staffordshire & Keele Universities, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Huddersfield.
I have extensive and specialist experience of working with adults, young people, and families who are experiencing emotional distress or mental health difficulties that are impacting on their wellbeing. I currently work as a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, with adults who have experienced a range of life events and challenges that have led to the development of complex mental health problems.
I offer an empathic, compassionate, and professional psychology service, and work with a range of emotional, psychological, and mental health difficulties. I aim to work collaboratively with you, and draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches in doing so.
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
I charge a flat rate fee for individual therapy of £100 per session. This includes any indirect work such as report or letter writing, and any liaison required as part of your care.
Health insurance providers:
I am registered with a number of health insurers, including:
-Axa PPP Healthcare
-Healix Health Services Ltd.
What is A Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologists have undergone a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). This is a protected title used only by those who have undertaken this specific and specialist level of training.
As part of their training, Clinical Psychologists must demonstrate their clinical skills and knowledge in; a minimum of three talking therapies, neuropsychology, working with complexity, working with people presenting with various problems and difficulties, and with those across the lifespan and from various backgrounds.
Clinical Psychologists use ‘formulation’ in order to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties. This helps to identify which interventions and therapy may best help you. Due to their breadth of training, clinical psychologists have an extensive range of approaches to draw upon; this means that we can tailor our approach for you and your specific difficulties.
If you would like any further information, then please get in touch by email or phone.
Thank you for taking time to read my page; I look forward to hearing from you.
-Dr Katie Pownell - Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist (BSc Hons, DClinPsy)