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Dr Kate Butt

Clinical Psychologist
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What I can help with

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Sleep
  • Health Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Identity Dysphoria
  • Anger
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Long term health conditions
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Acute Health Conditions
  • Women's Health
  • Parenting
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness and Stress
  • Professional Burnout

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Social Recovery Therapy


Kate takes the role as an expert guide, working collaboratively alongside clients to navigate a path through life’s inevitable ups and downs, identifying the clients’ own barriers (the stuff that ‘gets in the way’) and working creatively to overcome them. In general, the expected outcome is to move towards a more rewarding, meaningful, and connected life, consistent with the client’s own values.


Kate qualified as a clinical psychologist at the University of Surrey in 2003, and has worked in the NHS in various settings since then delivering evidence based therapies with people presenting with severe and complex presenting issues, provision of supervision for qualified and trainee psychologists, staff training and staff support. She was the Psychological Services Lead for in-patient services in two different NHS Trusts over the past 15 years. During this time Kate has led on national projects to support improvements in in-patient mental health care, including chairing the national network of in-patient psychologists with the BPS and consulting on Joint Commissioning Panel guidance for in-patient and crisis mental health services. She has also worked at a local level to develop and promote Social Inclusion for vulnerable people, and in the delivery of staff well-being programmes. Kate has been working as an independent psychologist, alongside her NHS work for the past few years, working with people presenting with mild-moderate mental health difficulties. Kate has experience of working with a range of mental health and emotional difficulties, with people from all walks of life, ranging from mild to severe and complex, high-risk presentations. Issues she has commonly worked with include anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, attachment difficulties, mood swings, hearing voices, strongly held threat based beliefs (aka paranoia), stress, adjustment and post-traumatic stress. She is trained in a range of approaches, but specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), mindfulness based therapy and EMDR. She has experience of using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed approaches in in-patient settings. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (TTR 1) (OCTC)

Kate has a specialist interest in well-being in the workplace, particularly for NHS frontline staff and care workers in other sectors, both in general and in the wake of the recent pandemic.

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