Dr Kate E Stevens - BSc (Hons, UK), MSc (UK), DClinPsy (UK), HCPC (UK), BABCP (UK).
Dr Kate is an accredited Clinical Psychologist who has been working with individuals, couples and families for over 15 years. Kate completed her doctoral clinical training at University College London in 2009. Kate further has an MSc in Criminological Psychology and has completed post-graduate study in Family Therapy at King’s College London, U.K.
Dr Kate has experience working in a range of settings including community, outpatient, inpatient and specialist mental health centres and schools. Her work has encompassed a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties including depression, stress, anxiety disorders, anger management problems, psychosis and relationship difficulties. Kate strives to be a warm, compassionate and thoughtful practitioner. She uses evidence-based approaches to support clients to understand emotional and relational difficulties that they experience. Kate predominantly uses cognitive-behaviour therapy and family therapy and specialises in working with adolescents (10+) and adults (individually or in couples/ families).
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression and interpersonal difficulties (amongst others). ‘Evidence-based’ means it has undergone robust clinical trials to investigate its efficacy in alleviating psychological difficulties. CBT focuses on the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It identifies unhelpful patterns of information processing and unhelpful behavioural responses and seeks to develop new, more helpful patterns.
Family Therapy (Systemic Therapy)
Family Therapy is an evidence-based form of therapy designed to alleviate psychological distress and promote more positive interactions between couples or families. Systemic family therapy can sometimes include relational work with individuals or include work with families, schools and places of work.
Dr Kate enjoys offering supervision to other clinicians and students. Kate has previously taught and supervised students at Kings College London and also at City University in Hong Kong.
Format of Sessions
Dr Kate will meet with you for an assessment session to help decide which therapeutic approach will suit you most. Sessions are typically 60 minutes for individuals and 90 minutes for couples and families.