What is Clinical Psychology?
Clinical psychology aims to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. The job of a clinical psychologist is to work collaboratively with individuals or groups, to connect psychological science, theory and evidence to the human experience. Often this work is through psychological therapy, as well as consultation, supervision and training. Most clinical psychologists draw on a number of different evidence-based psychological therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy.
Clinical psychologists are trained to work with a wide range of mental and physical health problems including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, learning difficulties and managing health conditions.
All clinical psychologists have a minimum of six years academic and clinical study (3 years undergraduate and a 3 year Doctorate) as part of their training. The term “clinical psychologist” is a protected title under Health Care and Professions Council, which means that only professionals who have completed the accredited training may use the title.
Dr Katherine Baly
Katherine is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and charity sectors for the last fifteen years. Her background in adult mental health has provided her with specific skills in working with adults affected by low mood, depression and anxiety. She has a special interest in working with post-traumatic stress and is an Eye Movement and De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She draws on a range of approaches whilst recognising the importance of the relationship between therapist and client.