Dr Catherine Bamford is a highly experienced and established HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist. After working for many years within the NHS, she set up an Independent Clinical Psychology Practice, Bamford Psychology Service, in 2015 and is currently based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Dr Bamford provides consultations face to face and online.
Since qualification as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire in 2008, Dr Bamford has developed a wealth of experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological difficulties in both children and adults. She draws upon a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy, tailored to suit each individual client and situation.
Dr Bamford is known for her warm and down to earth manner. She prioritises helping her clients to feel safe and comfortable to speak openly about their struggles. Dr Bamford’s current areas of work include treating depression and low mood, anxiety disorders (including OCD and phobias) low self-esteem, PTSD & trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, chronic pain and behavioural problems. She also provides advice and support to children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
She has completed specialist training, and has particular expertise in neuropsychological assessment and intervention, having worked as a Neuropsychologist within the NHS for seven years. Dr Bamford also specialises in the assessment and treatment of PTSD and trauma related psychological illness. She has worked extensively with clients that have had life changing illness or injury following traumatic accidents.
In her previous NHS role, Dr Bamford supported the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme at the University of Hertfordshire in her role as a Supervisor to Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement within NHS mental health services. She has also worked as an Expert Witness in the area of Personal Injury.
Prior to her Clinical Psychology training, Dr Bamford worked for a year as the Lead Research Psychologist for the EPICure study, a world renowned longitudinal national research study investigating the cognitive and physical development of babies in the UK and Ireland born in 1995 at extremely low gestations.
Dr Bamford is committed to providing an excellent service to her clients. She receives and provides supervision from and to other experienced Clinical Psychologists. She also engages in regular professional development activities to stay up to date with the latest evidenced based research in the treatment of psychological illness and neuropsychological rehabilitation.