Dr Katherine Peckitt
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, MSc, BSc
Accreditation and registered: Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP) – Registered with the British Psychological Society
Availability: Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr Katherine Peckitt has developed expertise in supporting children, young people, and adults with a range of physical and mental health difficulties.
Working with people who experience stress, burn-out, low mood, anxiety, and/ or relationship issues in everyday life, Katherine is able to support people to re-connect with themselves, their strengths and resources. Often the difficulties people explore in therapy are understandable responses to life circumstances and it is important to understand where people are feeling stuck.
Through her work in the NHS and in private practice, Katherine has developed a specialist interest in clinical health psychology. Specifically, working with individuals experiencing chronic or terminal health conditions as well as issues with weight and the relationship with our body. Support from Katherine in these areas involves exploring the impact of the physical condition on the overall well-being, self-care and the relationships with yourself and others.
She draws on a number of different therapeutic models, depending on the needs of the person or family she is working with. Influenced by attachment-based approaches (childhood experiences), systemic family therapy, mindful-based practices, and acceptance-commitment therapy, Katherine helps people to make sense of their life experience and impact on current difficulties. She is creative in the way that she works to help people understand and process how they are feeling, and so may use different approaches such as writing, drawing, or sand play.
Katherine is registered with the Health Care Professions Council and is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist of the British Psychological Society.