Dr Kathryn Heaton

Associate Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, PG Cert Advanced Research Methods and Statistics, DClinPsy, CPsychol.

Dr Kathryn Heaton undertakes psychological assessment (including neuropsychological assessments) and intervention with children and adults who are experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties including anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, low mood, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, family conflict, adjustment following illness/diagnosis, trauma, bereavement, school or work place bullying and stress, self-harm, sleep, low self-esteem and confidence; and also difficulties associated with development including toileting, eating, and challenging behaviour.

Dr Heaton adopts an integrative approach and draws on psychological models and theories including behavioural, cognitive, motivational interviewing, attachment, mindfulness, and solution focused approaches. Dr Heaton has undertaken post qualification training in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy.

In addition to working directly with clients, Dr Heaton also provides supervision, consultation and training to professionals from other disciplines in health, education and social services, and provides clinical supervision to training and qualified Clinical Psychologists.

Dr Heaton is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, chartered with the BPS and registered with the HCPC. She has numerous years of experience working in the NHS and this work has included working with adults providing psychological input in to a specialist alcohol treatment service and with children and their families in CAMHS. She also has extensive experience of working in the NHS and private sector with children, young people and adults who have complex needs including intellectual disabilities, Autistic Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental disorders.

She is an honorary lecturer on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate training course at Lancaster University facilitating teaching sessions and assessing written and clinical work. She has also taught and provided clinical placements for the University of Manchester Clinical Psychology Doctorate course.

Dr Heaton provides assessment and reports for medico- legal purposes around capacity and personal injury claims.