Katie has worked with Children and Young People with mental health difficulties since 2017, primarily within the NHS, as a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner. Katie works with young people and their families to support them to overcome anxiety and depression using interventions that have been tried, tested and proven to be effective.
Whilst completing her CWP qualification, Katie worked in placement at the AnDY Research Clinic in Reading. She was able to participate as in research trials for new and upcoming interventions for children and young people with anxiety and depression, as a treating practitioner there.
Katie is now working as a CBT Therapist, allowing her to provide interventions for a greater range of difficulties.
Katie holds a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Clinical Aspects of Psychology, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Low-Intensity Evidence-based CBT-informed Interventions for Children and Young People from the University of Reading, allowing her to practice as a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP). Katie completed a Post-graduate Diploma in CBT is accredited with the BABCP.
Previously, Katie worked within Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Eating Disorder Services, before deciding to specialise in anxiety and depression in young people. Katie has experience working with Children, Young People and Families struggling with Separation Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Specific Phobias, Panic, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep Difficulties and Behavioural Difficulties. Katie is passionate about using interventions proven to be effective and ensuring that the intervention is producing the desired change by routinely using questionnaires and outcome measures.
Katie enjoys baking, reading, dancing, going to the gym, walking her dogs, and spending time with family. Katie is keen to live by example and practice elements of the interventions she delivers, such as striving for balance within her day-to-day life.
- Excessive Worry/ GAD – Children Under 12 and Teens
- Social Anxiety – Children Under 12 and Teens
- Panic Attacks/Disorders – Children Under 12 and Teens
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Children Under 12 and Teens
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Children Under 12 and Teens
- Specific Phobias / Driving Phobias / Agoraphobia – Children Under 12 and Teens
- Depression / SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – Children Under 12 and Teens
- Sleep difficulties/insomnia – Children Under 12 and Teens