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Last updated: 24 Apr 2020
- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
Dr Catherine Lawrence is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in working with children, young people and families since qualifying from the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology in 2007. She has worked in the NHS for 19 years in a variety of settings as an applied psychologist. Dr Lawrence has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), a specialist mental health team for looked after and adopted children, with children and young people with a learning disability and autism, and multidisciplinary teams assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Dr Lawrence worked as a Clinical Lead in the NHS for six years before founding her private practice Adélie Psychology. Dr Lawrence enjoys being creative in her work with children and young people and is passionate about helping them develop healthy attachment relationships and improved emotional wellbeing.
Areas of interest
Conditions I work with: attachment difficulties; attachment disorders; adjustment to disability (physical or intellectual); adjustment to illness; worries about bonding; adjusting to becoming a parent; feeding; toileting; sleeping; challenging behaviour; separation anxiety; anxiety; panic attacks; panic; fears; phobias; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; OCD; low self-esteem; low self-acceptance; low mood; depression; anger; bullying; child mental health; adolescent mental health; adult mental health; learning disability; autism; ASD; Asperger's; Asperger's Syndrome; ASC; adoption support.
Therapies I use: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy informed therapy; DDP; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; ACT; mindfulness; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; CBT; Therapeutic Play; The Solihull Approach
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Physical disability
Lawrence, C., Jones, J. & Cooper, M. (2010). Hearing Voices in a Non-Psychiatric Population, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, vol. 38, no. 03, pp. 363-373.
- Doctor of Clinical Psychology University of Oxford 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Psychologist;
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow;
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute (DDPI) Practitioner becoming certified in DDP;
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