About Me


My name is Katy Emerson and I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Trainer with considerable experience supporting people to manage and resolve their psychological and emotional distress.

I am trained in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is my main therapeutic approach, but I have also undertaken further training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). 

I have previously worked for a local NHS 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 experienced in supporting individuals with a wide range of difficulties including specific phobias, panic, general anxiety, health anxiety, depression, stress, social anxiety, trauma (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder and long-term physical health conditions, amongst other problems.  

I also currently work as a Lecturer at a local university across the PgCert and PgDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, teaching and supervising.

I am additionally Deputy Chair for the local BABCP committee branch. 

PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 
PgCert 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 working with general anxiety and addressing difficulties surrounding confidence and self-worth.

Other information
I hold full accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a therapist, supervisor and trainer.

I am a recognised Fellow with Advance Higher Education. 

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

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