Dr Catherine Bamford is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. She has successfully treated many adults and children since qualification in 2008.
She currently meets with her clients at clinics in Rugby and Leamington Spa. She also provides the option of online consultations and therapy sessions.
Known for her warm and approachable manner, Catherine has a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of psychological disorders. Catherine is trained to deliver a range of psychological therapies and specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). As well as emotional support, she provides clients with a range of psychological strategies in order to help them cope better with the difficulties that they are experiencing.
Catherine has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of trauma related psychological illness. She has particular expertise and experience in supporting clients that are adjusting to life following significant injury or illness or psychological difficulties that manifest from traumatic life events.
Other common reasons for referral include Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, Phobias, Addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress. In addition, Catherine provides psychological therapy and emotional support to clients in order to help them to come to terms with and manage significant life stresses, including bereavement, miscarriage, post natal depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, work related stress, bullying, chronic or life limiting illness and chronic pain.
She works with individuals, couples and families. She also provides training and support to other professionals in educational and rehabilitation settings.
Catherine is also a Neuropsychologist. She worked within the NHS as a Highly Specialist Clinical Neuropsychologist for eight years before moving full time into private practice. Working within a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, Catherine provided neuropsychological services to clients that had experienced traumatic or acquired brain injury, as well as degenerative neurological conditions, spinal injury and stroke.
In her current private practice, Catherine continues to specialise in providing neuropsychological services. Her work involves carrying out specialist neuropsychological assessments and interventions. She works with clients, their families and other professionals to support them in managing cognitive, behavioural and mental health issues, relating to their neurological condition. Catherine frequently works in conjunction with Case Managers and within multidisciplinary neuro-rehabilitation teams.
Catherine receives and provides regular peer supervision with other Consultant Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists and attends Career Professional Development events and training. She adheres to the British Psychological Society Code of Ethics in her Clinical Practice.