Dr Catherine Bamford is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist. She has successfully treated many adults and children since qualification over a decade ago. She has a warm and approachable manner and a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of psychological disorders and difficulties.
Common reasons for referral include Depression, Anxiety and Panic disorders, Phobias, Addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress. She works with individuals, couples and families.
In addition, Dr Bamford 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.
Dr Bamford is trained to deliver a range of psychological therapies and specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She provides clients with a range of psychological strategies in order to help them cope better with the difficulties that they are experiencing.
Dr Bamford has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of trauma related psychological illness. She has particular expertise in supporting clients that have sustained life changing injuries and / or psychological difficulties following traumatic or life changing injuries.
Dr Bamford is also a Neuropsychologist. For eight years, she worked within the NHS as a Highly Specialist Clinical Neuropsychologist. Within a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, Dr Bamford 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, Dr Bamford 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. Dr Bamford frequently works in conjunction with Case Managers and within multidisciplinary neuro-rehabilitation teams.
Dr Bamford receives frequent supervision from 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.
Dr Bamford has Chartered status with the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.