Catherine Allen

Catherine is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ NHS experience, and has worked with a wide range of different kinds of difficulties in a range of different settings. She has additional specialist training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Family and Systemic Therapy. A systemic approach to therapy focuses on helping people to use and build on their strengths and their family and social supports to tackle problems and move things forward in life. Systemic and family approaches have been shown to be effective with a wide range of different kinds of difficulty. They may be particularly helpful if you want to involve a friend or family member in helping you tackle things, or if your difficulties focus on family or relationship issues. Some people also prefer a systemic approach, which tends to be tailored to your strengths and preferences, to very highly structured forms of therapy such as some forms of CBT.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • MSc in Clinical Psychology
  • MSc in Psychotherapy
  • MSc in Family and Systemic Therapy
  • Member of British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Member of the Association for Family Therapy