Dr Kelly Southgate (DCLinPsy, MSc, BSc) is a senior clinical psychologist, offering evidence-based psychological therapy for adults and young people for a variety of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, anger management, low self-esteem, stress and trauma.
Dr Southgate offers a friendly and down-to-earth approach to therapy, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk. Treatment is tailored towards individual needs and circumstances, with the emphasis on working towards achieving goals in a way that suits the individual. Dr Southgate has worked in the National Health Service for over eight years with a wide range of client bases.
Dr Southgate's approach is to first and foremost help individuals to make sense of what they may be struggling with by drawing on psychological theories to understand what underpins their difficulties and what may be maintaining them. Gaining a clearer understanding of what might be causing and maintaining difficulties is the first stage of being able to overcome them. From there, Dr Southgate supports individuals to make meaningful change in the areas that are important to that person.
Psychological support is offered for the following presenting problems
• Anxiety (including worry, social anxiety and health anxiety)
• Panic attacks
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Phobias and specific fears
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Stress management
• Anger management
• Low mood and depression
• Low self-confidence and low self-esteem
• Difficulties associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASC)
• Sleep difficulties
• Self-harming behaviours
• Interpersonal and relationship difficulties
• Personality Disorders
Types of Therapy
A range of therapies are offered to suit each individual, all of which have a strong evidence base for helping people with a range of difficulties:
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Systemic Therapy
• Attachment focussed therapy
Prior to the first meeting a brief telephone assessment will take place to understand what the difficulties are. Following this, there will be an initial assessment - this may take 1 or 2 sessions. During these sessions it is important to get a good understanding of what has bought you to therapy and to think about setting goals for treatment. Therapy length will be dependent on the nature of what you come to therapy for and what goals are set. The work can be short or long term, there are no minimum or maximum sessions to commit to.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Kelly Southgate will then contact you to discuss making a booking....