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), as well as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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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.
Regardless of your funding arrangements, prior to an initial appointment you will be offered a free initial 15-minute telephone consultation to briefly discuss your difficulties, how therapy may help with these, and whether I am the right psychologist for you. We can then arrange an appointment.
I am able to offer appointments in Liverpool city centre.
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)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible evening appointments in Liverpool.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to Clinical Psychologists and aim to provide a safe space for you to discuss your clinical work and professional issues.