Dr Catherine Bamford is a highly experienced and successful Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist. She is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Catherine has a naturally warm and friendly manner and a down to earth approach to her work.
Catherine is trained to deliver a range of evidence based psychological therapies and draws upon a variety of psychological theories in her work. Her main models of working are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focussed Therapy.
Catherine has successfully treated many adults and children with a wide range of psychological difficulties and complex presentations.
Common reasons for referral include anxiety, bereavement, panic attacks, depression, relationship breakdown, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorders.
She has a special interest and extensive experience in the treatment of trauma and accident related psychological illness.
Catherine has also worked extensively in the field of neurological rehabilitation. For eight years she worked within the NHS as a Highly Specialist Clinical Neuropsychologist. She worked with inpatients and patients in the community that had traumatic or acquired brain injury.
Since leaving the NHS, Catherine has developed strong links with brain injury case managers and currently supports a number of brain injured clients and their families living in the community, both children and adults. She travels to clients living in areas within the midlands and home counties. Her work involves specialist neuropsychological assessments as well as offering psychological therapy for these clients and their spouses / families. Common reasons for Catherine's involvement and guidance include, challenging behaviour, cognitive changes, disinhibition, personality change, role changes within relationships and emotional and mental health issues. Catherine also acts as a consultant to other professionals working with these clients in terms of offering guidance in understanding cognitive, emotional and behavioural issues.
In addition to her therapeutic and specialist neuropsychological work, Catherine also acts as an Expert Witness in personal injury claims. She also supervises both trainee and qualified clinical psychologists.
Catherine worked in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist between 2008 and 2015 and has had her own private practice since 2010.