Dr Maggie Kiely

Associate Consultant Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

Dr Kiely has worked in the NHS for the past ten years, predominantly in older adult services helping people with a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression and personality difficulties. She has worked at a senior level in the profession offering consultancy, training and supervision to a range of professionals.

Dr Kiely offers an integrated approach to her work drawing on cognitive, behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic approaches. Utilizing the belief that working with people in a time limited way helps to mobilise people’s resources for change. Therapy is a collaborative process which can aid in the acknowledgment that our patterns of thinking /feeling and acting can be a source of our problems. Therapy can help you understand and change these patterns, so that you feel happier and more in control of your life, it is an important vehicle for change.

Her preferred therapeutic approach is that of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). CAT is an active therapy inviting you to be the observer of your own life and take part in what needs changing. CAT can be helpful when you feel trapped by patterns of thinking and acting that seem to make things worse rather than better. Or when there are familiar ways of feeling and acting with others that have been around with you for a long time but are harmful or limiting to you in some way. CAT also attends to how these patterns can be played out in the therapeutic relationship which can provide you with a safe place to understand yourself better.