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Dr Katherine Bradbury
CPsychol., DClinPsych., BA. (Hons)

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Chartered Principal Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Director at Formulate Psychology / Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist 

My name is Dr Katherine Bradbury, and I am a fully qualified Chartered Principal Clinical Psychologist based in the south of Hampshire. I have had experience of working therapeutically with adults and adolescents in the NHS since 1995.

 

I provide evidence-based psychological therapy to adults and adolescents. I have training in several psychological models including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and can also offer Cognitive Analytical informed Therapy (CAT). I can adapt these models for individual needs and preferences and will combine models when needed. These will be discussed during our first appointment together so that therapy is tailored to your needs. I work in a person-centred way which means personal values and goals will also be important in our work together. 

Work Experience:

I am a fully qualified Chartered Principal Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with adults and adolescents in the NHS since 1995. I have also been in private practice since 2016.

 

I have been working in my current NHS post since 2001 where I work part-time as a Lead Clinician within an Adult Community Mental Health Team. I specialise in working with individuals and groups with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. This includes people with Bipolar Disorder, Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, Complex Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Difficulties and Low Self-esteem. I also offer support, consultation, supervision, and training to other clinicians in the team.

 

My aim as a therapist is to help develop an individualised, shared formulation to understand how your difficulties may have developed and are maintained. This is the “backbone” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). The therapeutic relationship offers a safe space to collaboratively explore and understand your difficulties. Therapy will be offered on a contract basis (usually six initially) and will help you work towards your set goals and values. I can offer longer term and short-term therapy. Whilst therapy is not a “cure”, my passion lies in working alongside people who are struggling with life and to help to build up confidence, resilience, and coping skills, in order to make changes and help you to continue your journey through life. We all have physical health, and we all have mental health. Therapy will help you to build up positive mental health and help you to cope better with the waves of life

 

‘you cant stop the waves but you can learn to surf’ (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

 

Difficulties That I Can Treat:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety Disorders – social anxiety, phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Mood Disorders – depression, mood swings, bipolar affective disorder

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

  • Eating Difficulties

  • Self-esteem

 

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Difficulties managing emotions

 

  • Self-harming behaviours

  • Autism support

 

As an autism ambassador, I advocate for and support autistic people. As a parent of an autistic child, I am aware of the challenges that this can raise both for the individual and their families. In my clinical work, I am able to offer the following to autistic adults and adolescents:

 

  • Helping the individual to understand, accept and manage their autism

  • Sensory profiling

  • Support families to manage some of the challenges of autism

  • To support adolescents with issues around identity and self-esteem /

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I can offer shorter sessions to adapt to clinical need, if the 50-minute standard session should feel unmanageable

 

Qualifications

 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton (2001)

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, University of Reading (1995)

 

Additional Qualifications:

 

Autism Ambassador Training – Hampshire (2023)

 

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Training (2017) Richman EMDR training, London.

 

Cognitive Analytic Therapy Skills Training (2015), Southern Health NHS Trust

 

Dialectical Behavioural Therapist (2002), British Isles Training Team, Harrogate

 

Professional Memberships:

 

I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

 

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and adhere to their policies and Codes of Practice

 

I am an Accredited CBT Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). As an Accredited Practitioner, I also provide clinical supervision to other professionals 

 

I am a qualified EMDR practitioner certified by EMDR UK

 

I am ICO registered and DBS checked

 

These are regulatory bodies and I adhere to their clinical policies. This includes continuing professional development and regular clinical supervision. 

 

Private Medical Insurance:

I am currently registered with Cigna and WPA

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