BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, HCPC reg, BPS reg
Dr Kate Robinson is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years’ experience of working therapeutically in mental health settings. She draws upon cognitive-behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic models, which she uses to tailor a unique conceptualisation and treatment plan for each person, according to the difficulties with which they are struggling and the changes they wish to make. She often uses Schema Therapy, a specific type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as techniques from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy. She is an accredited Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and incorporates this approach into the therapy when possible as it can be an excellent way of processing traumatic material associated with a variety of presentations.
Kate started her career working with people with eating difficulties and this remains one of her specialist areas, along with the processing of traumatic events. She has gone on to work with children and adults with longstanding emotional and psychological difficulties, as well as those struggling with an acute crisis or period of stress. In her NHS practice she works with people who are experiencing specific difficulties including bereavement and other losses, depression, phobias, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, symptoms following a traumatic event, a challenging relationship with food and/or a dislike of their appearance, addictions and relationship difficulties. She also works with people who are struggling with broader difficulties, for example anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulties managing emotion, the impact of unresolved traumas from the past or uncertainty around identity.