Dr Kate Pryce

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

About me

I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years’ experience of working with a wide range of difficulties in the NHS.

At some point in our lives many of us will face challenges which affect our well-being. I am passionate about using psychological therapies to help people to understand their difficulties, and to make positive changes to get back to a better state of mind.

I primarily use a form of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help with many common problems, including:

- Anxiety based problems (e.g. panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias)
- Depression and low mood
- Sleep difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Problematic perfectionism
- Eating disorders
- Sleep difficulties
- Anger

What is CBT?
We can get trapped in unhelpful and repetitive patterns in our thought processes and what we do, which cause emotional difficulties that get in the way of us leading the life we want to live. CBT aims to improve your emotional well-being by identifying these unhelpful cycles, and by helping you to make changes in your thought processes and behaviours, which then bend or break these patterns.

CBT is focused mainly on the here and now, rather than the past, and it is intended to be a relatively brief therapy. This means that on average I would see you for between 8 and 20 sessions, depending on the type and severity of the problem that has caused you to seek help. It is a goal focussed therapy, in that we would agree at the beginning what you want to be different in your life, and we would keep track of whether we are moving towards that preferred state as we progress through therapy.

CBT is an active and collaborative therapy. In addition to the weekly sessions we would plan between session tasks to bring the therapeutic process into your everyday life. By doing this we hope that you will learn skills which will help you to maintain the changes you make during therapy after it is finished, and that you will be able to draw on when you face other challenges in life.

Setting up therapy
Our first contact would be an initial 15 minute telephone call.
Following this, our initial appointment would last for 90 minutes. This is a chance to for us to explore your difficulties in more detail, and determine whether CBT is the right therapy for you at this time.
If we agree to start therapy these weekly sessions would each last 50 minutes.

Availability
I am available on Thursdays 8am to 230pm.

Fees
I charge at a flat rate of £100 for initial 90 minute appointments, and for each further 50 minute therapy appointment.
I am registered with BUPA and Aviva, and adhere to their fee schedules.

Supervision
I provide CBT supervision for therapists. Please contact me for further details.


Training and qualification

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. 2008.
Postgraduate Certificate in CBT supervision, University of Reading. 2013.

Contact details

Phone number: 07427 103 201
Email: kateprycetherapy@gmail.com
Website http://www.kateprycetherapy.com/
Working at: Old Street

Professional affiliation:

HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist

Works with

Individuals

Days working at the practices:

Thursdays