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Dr Kathy Thwaites, Clinical Psychologist

BA Hons; DClinPsy; CPsychol

Specialist areas:

Working with people over the age of sixteen with a wide range of emotional and psychological problems including:

Trauma Chronic Pain
Depression Anxiety
Low self-esteem Anger
Sexual trauma / abuse Self-harm
Living with a long term health conditions Interpersonal and relationship difficulties
Dr Kathy Thwaites, Clinical Psychologist

Background information:

Kathy is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009 Kathy has worked within local NHS mental health services providing individual and group psychological therapy for people experiencing a range of mental health/psychological difficulties, e.g. depression, anxiety, eating difficulties, relationship distress, difficulties regarding past trauma.

In her most recent NHS post, Kathy worked within physical health, offering psychological therapy input for people experiencing Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cancer diagnoses. Her current NHS role now involves working with the psychological impact of chronic/persistent pain. This involves work around both acceptance and adjustment to the physical health difficulty itself, as well as work on the psychological impact that this can have (i.e: anxiety, lowered mood, lowered confidence, anger and change in sense of identity).

In addition to the above, Kathy has an interest in the psychological impact of trauma and is trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), which is an evidenced based psychological therapy for trauma.

Kathy is experienced at working with clients around both childhood trauma as well as trauma in adulthood. Kathy is currently BUPA approved and can be found on the BUPA approved Consultant and Therapies Finder web-page (finder.bupa.co.uk).

Qualifications:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Teesside - 2009)
Therapy training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR Europe approved training - June 2016-Jan 2017)
Compassion Focused Therapy (5 day workshop- 2016)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Physical Health (2 day workshop-2017)

Appointments availability:

Monday and Tuesday: 8am -7pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8am- 5pm

For more information and to arrange an appointment:
Telephone 07534 039 763 Email kathythwaites35@gmail.com
       
 
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