Dr Kirsty Pratt
About me I am a Clinical Psychologist and fully qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist with over 18 years experience of working in the NHS and six years experience of working in the private sector I work as a Clinical Lead / Principal Clinical Psychologist in a primary care mental health team in the NHS on a part time basis as well as offer private therapy sessions two evenings per week.
Psychological therapy sessions During the psychological assessment, I will listen to you and seek to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties (develop a formulation) Clinical Psychologists are trained and experienced in a range of different therapeutic interventions. Based on the assessment and formulation developed, we will reach an agreement on the type of intervention that is most appropriate to meet your needs at this time Psychological approaches used will (where available) be in line with the Department of Health NICE guidelines The number of therapy sessions offered is negotiable depending on the nature of the problem and will be discussed and agreed together In general, I tend to offer courses of six sessions at a time and review progress at regular intervals The formal end of therapy is discussed and agreed in advance.
Training, qualifications & experience
Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (2:1 pass) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin Psy) Two year Practitioner Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
I am registered with both the Health Professions Care Council (HCPC) and the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).
I have over 18 years experience of working as an assistant / trainee and fully qualified Clinical Psychologist in various mental health settings within the NHS and in private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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