Assessments are £95 and last 90 minutes
On going sessions are £80 and last 55 minutes.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)
MSc. Applied Psychology
BSc. Psychology and English Literature
Additional Therapy training
EMDR training: Level 1, 2 and 3
Attachment focused EMDR (2 days)
Counselling and CBT for Autism Spectrum Disorders (1 day)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD /trauma (2 days)
Intensive Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) training (10 days)
Introduction to the Therapy and Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) (3 days)
Advanced Clinical Skills in Compassion Focussed Therapy (3 days)
Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame based trauma and PTSD (2 days)
IGA Diploma in Groupwork Practice-Foundation (1 year)
1 day workshops
Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Developing Compassionate resilience as part of a phased approach to treating complex PTSD
Mobilising Compassion in Group Psychotherapy
An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy-working with people with complex needs and / or a diagnosis of personality disorder
Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use
Dr Kate Barker Clinical Psychologist
Please note: I am currently on maternity leave, planning to return September / October 2020. If you are interested in assessment or therapy please contact my colleague Alex Lloyd on who can discuss your needs and offer you an appointment or put you in touch with one of our associate therapists.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, with additional training as an EMDR therapist and a DBT therapist, and offer assessment and individual therapy to adolescents and adults aged 16 (or Year 10 upwards) and over.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, OCD, eating related problems, the impact of abuse, anger, and low self-esteem / low confidence.
I have extensive experience of working with trauma, including complex trauma and PTSD, personality problems, personality disorder and relationship / interpersonal problems.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation that enables us to have a discussion about what you are seeking therapy for and for me to consider if I might be able to help before committing to a full assessment.
Please contact me if your difficulty is not described here as I am likely to still be able to help or if I can't I can signpost you.
I am registered with a range of insurers including Aviva, Vitality Health, BUPA and AXA.
Alongside being a qualified Clinical Psychologist I am an EMDR and DBT therapist. I am trainined in EMDR (level one, two and three),and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). I have additional training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am also experienced in using Mindfulness and CBT. To read more about these different therapies please click here
I offer assessments and short and long term therapy. Like most Clinical Psychologists I work in an integrated way which means I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to offer an intervention that is tailored to you, after all we are all unique individuals and one size does not fit all. My approach is a balance of providing a safe space to listen, validate and help you understand yourself better, alongside introducing you to skills and strategies that you can use to help you manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours differently.
I use the assessment process to consider with you what might help and how long this might take. You can then decide if you think I am the right person to support you through the process of change. Psychologists are trained to work collaboratively to develop a shared understanding of an individuals difficulties, what has contributed to them and what is maintaining them. This is called a formulation. A formulation helps guide the intervention. You can read more about how psychologists use formulation here
Sometimes people come to therapy with a specific issue that is causing them difficulty in the here and now, for example feeling anxious or low. For others it may be that they have noticed they are stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour that create problems for them and others around them. Equally, it may be an issue from the past that motivates individuals to seek help to make a change.
I enjoy working with people and am continually amazed by the resilience of human beings to overcome adversity and make changes. I believe change can only happen if the relationship with the therapist feels safe and trusting. My aim is to allow you to feel that you can use the time we spend working together to achieve your goals, working at a pace that feels comfortable to you and allowing you to come to a greater understanding of yourself and the problems you are having.
I have worked within mental health settings since 2003. I completed my doctorate in Clincial Psychology (DClinPsych) at Staffordshire University, which covered a wide range of therapeutic approaches, with a focus on CBT and systemic / family therapy approaches.
Since qualifying I have been based in Yorkshire, predominately working at The Retreat and The Tuke Centre in York. I was the Senior Clinical Psychologist for a complex trauma and personality inpatient services for several years. I was also a Senior Psychologist in an outpatient department, seeing adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties. Alongside this I was the Clinical Lead for the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) service.
I have also worked at the Yorkshire Humberside Personality Disorder Partnership (YHPDP) in Leeds as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, working closely with probation services and prisons to support individuals with a diagnosis of personality disorder who had committed an offence.
Alongside individual therapy and running therapeutic groups I have supervised other health professionals and other psychologists. I also regularly contributed to the teaching of Trainee Clinical Psychologists on the topic of working with trauma and have offered training to other health professionals on a range of topics.
If you would be interested in making an appointment or having a discussion about what you are wanting help with please contact me using the contact form below or using my contact details.