Dr. Catherine Frogley

Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION LEAD

Dr. Catherine Frogley

I believe I am in the best profession. Being a Clinical Psychologist enables me to develop connections with people from all walks of life; to hear their stories, identify their strengths and work on the parts of their life that they want to improve.

 I am an empathetic, warm and hard-working clinician who is passionate about providing high quality psychological support to children, young people, adults and families. My aim is to support individuals to identify and express their inner thoughts and feelings and to gently guide them towards new ways of coping with and reducing distress. I work creatively and flexibly with people of all ages in order to draw upon their existing values, strengths and resilience. 
 
I have been trained in a range of specialist therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, Family-based therapy, 
Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Therefore, I am able to draw on a range of therapeutic models to tailor treatment to the individual. 
 
Born and educated in the UK, I completed my first psychology degree at the University of Leeds. Following this, I worked in community NHS and private settings in both therapeutic and research roles before embarking on my Clinical Psychology doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Subsequently, I have worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and a Post Adoption Support Service. Alongside this, I have worked privately with adults and children presenting with a variety of different mental health conditions. 
 
In addition to my twelve years of clinical experience, I have a strong interest in research. I have written a number of publications and presented at conferences mainly in the field of developmental trauma and/or feeding and eating disorders. I also enjoy writing about psychological topics in the media as I am passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health difficulties and creating a more open and understanding society. 

Expertise

  • Childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties 
  • Anxiety Disorders including Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Separation Anxiety  
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders (including Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) 
  • Self-image or self-esteem issues 
  • Trauma-related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder or developmental disorder 
  • Post Adoption Support 
  • Relationship and attachment difficulties 
  • Parenting 
  • Adjustment Difficulties 
  • Developmental disorders including Autism, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual Difficulties 

Tools

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Family and parenting work (including post-adoption support)  

Qualifications & Memberships

  • BSc (First Class Honors) in Psychology – University of Leeds, UK
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) – University of Surrey, UK
  • Member of Health Care Professional Council (HCPC), UK
  • Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), UK
  • The Complexity of Trauma, UK
  • British Psychological Society Supervisor Training, UK 

Services

Pyschotherapy
Pyschotherapy
Pyschotherapy

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Assessment
Assessment
Assessment

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Adoption Support
Adoption Support
Adoption Support

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Psychotherapy (Children)
Psychotherapy (Children)
Psychotherapy (Children)

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Assessment (Children)
Assessment (Children)
Assessment (Children)

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School Assessments
School Assessments
School Assessments

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

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Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Corporate Services

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Online Therapy
Online Therapy
Online Therapy

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Client Stories

I recently did an online session with Catherine, and I have to say that I loved it - of course, it's always nice to meet with her in person, but it was relaxing to be able to lay on my bed as we spoke through my laptop. I can't wait for the clinic to reopen, but, for now, this is an easy and satisfactory way to keep up with my sessions! 

Liyenna K

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