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Text or call: 07814660095


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I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression, low mood

  • OCD

  • Eating related problems

  • The impact of abuse

  • Anger

  • Low self-esteem / low confidence

  • Difficulties in relationships 

  • Feeling stuck, discontent

  • Feeling confused by repeating patterns of behaviour 

  • Dissociation 

  • Self harm 

I have extensive experience of working with trauma, including complex trauma and PTSD, personality problems, personality disorder and relationship / interpersonal problems. 

I am registered with most insurers. Please note insurance funded sessions are charged at a different rate.

Therapies I offer :

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Internal Family Systems (informed) Therapy (IFS)

To read more about these different therapies please click here.

Dr Kate Barker
Clinical Psychologist
EMDR therapist 
DBT Therapist
IFS Informed Therapist

DclinPsych, MSc. BSc.

About Me

Hi there, I'm Kate and I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, with additional training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) EMDR, DBT and CFT.


I offer assessment and individual therapy to adults aged 18 and over, online and in person in Pocklington. 

If you are here then you are no doubt considering therapy. You may have had therapy in the past or perhaps it is something new to you- either way I am glad you are here and I would like to help. 


Considering therapy and finding a therapist can be an anxiety provoking process. You may be wondering what the difference between a Clinical Psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist is, you can read more about the differences here.


It may be that you have a clear idea of what you would like to change and what you would like to work on, but often we don't really know. You might have a sense of something not being right, maybe it has felt this way for a while. You might be noting patterns of repeating behaviour that don't make sense or feelings your don't understand. It may be you feel you are trying to find your way back to yourself after a difficult life event. 

Being human is a tricky business and our minds, as wonderful as they are, can cause us difficulties at times. Therapy can be an excellent way to get to know yourself in a completely different way and this benefits not only us but often the relationships we are in too.

My Fees
Assessments and on going sessions are £100 and last 55 minutes.

Sessions available in person and online 

My Approach

I consider myself to be professional but down to earth, warm and approachable. I provide you with a safe and non-judgemental space to work through the challenges that you are having. I offer short and long term therapy. 


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, make changes and achieve your goals.

My background and qualifications

I have worked within mental health settings since 2003. I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) at Staffordshire University in 2011, 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. I was the Senior Clinical Psychologist for a complex trauma and personality inpatient service 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 also worked alongside the probation service supporting offenders with a history of trauma. 

What Next?

Contact me to have a discussion about booking an assessment session and starting therapy. You can read more about what to expect from the process by clicking the button below.

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