My name is Katy Emerson and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with considerable experience working within statutory and charitable organisations and private practice supporting people to manage and resolve their psychological and emotional distress.

I have previously worked for a local Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (PCMHSS) and within the NHS England Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, delivering time-limited, evidence-based therapy for adults (16+) experiencing mild to severe common mental health difficulties.

I am trained in and have previously supported individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including panic, general anxiety, health anxiety, depression, stress, social anxiety, trauma (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder and long-term physical health conditions, amongst other difficulties.

I have additionally worked as a Senior Lecturer at a local university, leading and teaching on a MSC/PgDip in CBT. I continue to work as an Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) delivering teaching and marking.

PgDip Psychological Interventions (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
MSc Psychology and Counselling
PgCert Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health
BSc Psychology

Special Interests
I have a special interest in Compassion-Focused approaches particularly addressing difficulties surrounding confidence and self-worth.

Other information
I hold full accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

I am fully cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Registered with private medical insurers (further information available on request).