My name is Dr Katie Ashcroft. I am a Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist with a Masters and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I am accredited as both therapist and supervisor with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I work in London, if you want to see me face-to-face I hold clinics in Clapham.
My expertise includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Family Work, and Schema Focused Work if there are deep-seated negative beliefs. I offer these evidence-based psychological therapies for people experiencing:
- Depression & Persistent Low Mood
- Anxiety (including Social Anxiety & Phobias)
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Low Self-Esteem and Stress
I like to fit the therapy to the person rather than trying to fit everyone I work with into the same box. I am a firm believer that you do not need to be in therapy for years. Working at a pace that suits you, it is my job to empower you to overcome your difficulties and handle things differently; so that in the end you have the knowledge and skills to deal with the things that used to trip you up.
More About Me:
I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2002. From then on I specialised in working with adults with mental health difficulties. I have more than six years’ experience working as the Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Hampshire’s Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. Consequently, I have many years of experience of working with people who face a wide range of difficulties.
I have supported people to get over mild anxiety or depression, at other times I have worked with individuals who have experienced traumatic events or who were experiencing psychosis.
For more information on CBT go to NHS – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
To learn more about mindfulness and family work respectively go to Mental Health Foundation and Psychiatry Online. Finally for more information on schema work try Schema Therapy.
If you think I can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me using the details in Contact Me.
For further information on all of the disorders and therapies mentioned above, please see the links in the Links page.