Meet our team

Our team of highly qualified and skilled clinicians are all experienced in working across a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties. Each one of us has worked in the NHS as well as privately, with patients of all ages and across a wide spectrum of ethnicities.

However, we know that each person is different, and each patient an individual. Each psychologist in our team has additional skills and areas of expertise that we have studied, or developed over the years. With these, we aim to try and offer you sessions with the psychologist who is best equipped to deal with your particular difficulties.

Together with our policy of flexibility, where we are able to offer appointments during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends, we take pride in offering a personalised and patient-focused service.

Dr Kate Grierson

Dr Kate Grierson is a kind, caring and compassionate clinician who is committed to working collaboratively with individuals of all ages to meet their therapeutic goals. She works hard to create a safe, warm and non-judgemental space for those seeking support with their mental health. Dr Grierson takes pride in building positive therapeutic relationships that can support people to move forward in their lives. She enjoys working collaboratively to develop an understanding of difficulties before working together to reduce levels of distress, build self-compassion and enhance resilience, so that people can feel empowered to create and sustain a better quality of life.
Dr Grierson graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Psychology in 1997. She then worked for several years in children’s residential care and in a psychiatric day unit for young people before undertaking the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Grierson has worked continually in a range of healthcare settings since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2003. As part of her doctorate training, Dr Grierson gained experience working with adults, older adults, children and families who were presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She completed her final year of training at The Tavistock Centre in London, undertaking a specialist placement in the Child & Family Department. Over the past 20 years, Dr Grierson has supervised many clinical psychologists in training from the doctorate courses in the East of England region.
For the first 10 years of her career, Dr Grierson worked in a multidisciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). This NHS role entailed assessing and treating a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties with young people and their families, including anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, self-harm and suicidality.
Dr Grierson subsequently worked for several years in a specialist learning disability setting for young people with learning disabilities, epilepsy and other neurological health conditions. She led the creation of a specialist psychology service within this setting to enhance the mental health of the students, as well as providing psychological support to their parents and families and consulting with other professionals involved in their child’s care network.
Dr Grierson has always had a specialist interest in the psychological needs of young people in the care system. She undertook her doctoral research in the area of ‘Looked After Children and Parenting’ and since 2015, she has offered regular consultation to staff teams across several children’s homes. She also enjoys supervising colleagues who work in a national Fostering & Adoption Service.
Since 2017, Dr Grierson has been working in a Patient & Family Support Service at a local hospice. She has developed a wealth of experience in supporting patients psychologically who are accessing palliative care services, or who are caring for someone with an acute or chronic health condition. Dr Grierson has a specialist interest in working with grief and has experience of supporting bereaved people in both individual and group settings.
Dr Grierson enjoys working with individuals, couples and families at all life stages. She takes a person-centred, integrative approach to her clinical work, drawing on a number of therapeutic approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr Grierson also uses ideas from attachment, psychodynamic and systemic models of therapy. She is skilled at working alongside people to help them understand their own individual experiences; empowering them to find solutions to the challenges they face and supporting them to build their resilience going foward.

Dr Kate Grierson