Dr Katie Precious
I have been working with people experiencing mental health difficulties since 2004. This has primarily been in the NHS (within community mental health teams as well as inpatient services) but I have also contributed to mental health research. I am experienced in carrying out detailed psychological assessments as well as delivering therapeutic interventions carefully tailored around your needs. I have worked to support people experiencing difficulties such as low mood, anxiety (such as social phobia, specific phobia and panic disorder), psychosis, emotion regulation difficulties, loss and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
My aim is to provide a safe, understanding and non-judgemental space in which you can make sense of the difficulties you are experiencing. I work compassionately and collaboratively to help you to better understand how your difficulties may have arisen and what we can do together to help you to move towards your goals and values. I believe it is you that is the expert, and therefore I aim to empower you whilst accompanying you on your journey to live your life the way you want it to be lived.
Models I Work With
I would begin with a detailed assessment which is shared with you. This will cover key areas such as your main difficulties and how they may have come about, what is keeping you feeling stuck from moving forward, and your goals for therapy. I believe that every person is different and therefore the therapy offered needs to reflect this by being tailor made to suit you. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies which can be used in their pure form or integrated:
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
I currently hold a clinic in Betchworth, Surrey offering face to face appointments on on a Thursday daytimes. I also hold a virtual clinic on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime and Tuesday evenings. I work with people aged 18 years upwards.
Training and Qualifications
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, City University, 2014
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Sussex, 2005
- ACT essentials, APT, 2020
- Mindfulness, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, 2020
- Racial & social inequalities in the times of COVID-19, BPS, 2020
- Talking about diversity among LGBT+ people, BPS, 2020
- Act & self-compassion, Contextual Consulting, 2020
- DBT and what it may have to offer the COVID-19 pandemic, APT, 2020
- ACT and the COVID crisis, APT, 2020
- Connecting individuals, families & communities in changing & challenging times, BPS, 2020
Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) – PYL31879
Chartered Member, British Psychological Society – 184432