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Dr Katie Kelly
Clinical Psychologist

Key info about Katie

Qualifications: Psychology BSc, Mental Health Science MSc, PG Cert Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Therapy used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Family Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy

Ages worked with: All ages and Families

Clinics at: In person (Mill Hill East) and Online

Health insurance coverage: Aviva, AXA, BUPA, Cigna, Vitality, WPA and other providers

Religion: Christianity (Non-denominational)

Accreditation: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Hi! I'm Katie and I'm a Clinical Psychologist.

Experience

 

I have always loved working in healthcare and have done so since my late teens. During my psychology degree, I spent a year working with a psychologist in a Chronic Pain Service and have worked in psychology ever since. It was the first time I saw how you could help someone by thinking beyond their ‘symptoms’ by understanding them as a person in the context of their life experiences.

 

Since then, I have completed Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level trainings in Psychology. I also have specialist training and experience in paediatric psychology, psychosis, and family interventions. More recently, I have developed an interest in using faith and spirituality to support mental health recovery.   

 

Academia, Teaching and Research

 

Teaching, supervising, and writing are another important part of my work as a Clinical Psychologist. I currently hold the position of Clinical Supervisor at University College London. In this role, I support mental health professionals who are studying for a Postgraduate Certificate for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis (CBTp).

 

Helping people to use their experience of mental health difficulties to improve services and treatments is important to me and am involved in lots of projects that focus on this area. I am also part of a group of professionals who write and publish academic articles that focus on how trauma affects our mental health.

 

What should I expect when I meet you?

 

I know from personal experience that meeting a mental health professional can feel daunting. So, my top priority is always helping someone to feel comfortable and want to come back for the next appointment. I have training in a variety of therapies which means we can weave these together to make a tailor-made therapy for you.

 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

 

I went back to university again in October to study Theology at the University of Oxford. This means I spend a lot of time reading and writing about ancient texts! When I am not doing this, I love going to the theatre, watching Arsenal and the Harlequins, and telling Alexa to play 70s music!