Ms Kate MacDonald
What I can help with
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Specific Phobia
- Other Anxiety Disorders
- Health Anxiety
- Grief and Bereavement
- Adjustment Disorder
- Acute Health Conditions
- Long term health conditions
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Perinatal mental health
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
- Solution Focused Therapy
Kate is a warm and appropriately challenging therapist, who believes that while effective therapy is often difficult, it can also be enjoyable and highly rewarding.
Kate has a great deal of experience delivering high quality Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) since qualifying as a Psychotherapist in 2007. She can, when necessary, integrate other therapeutic approaches in addition to CBT, helping clients who might be struggling specifically with relationships or other difficult interpersonal situations.
Working collaboratively with each client towards specific life is an important part of Kate’s philosophy.
Kate has delivered CBT for anxiety disorders, depression, anger management and sleep related issues in a range of NHS and private therapy settings. She has experience working from the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) and within London’s world leading Maudsley Hospital Psychology service where she was based for almost a decade.
Kate has particular interest in working with trauma (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and with people experiencing panic attacks.
Having studied Schema Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Technique, Kate also has interest in working with people who are experiencing difficult relationships with others, in whatever form that may take.
Finally, Kate has completed a fitness qualification and has a specific interest in a holistic approach to mental health recovery, incorporating body and diet.