Dr Catherine Sykes

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Professional statement


I'm  a chartered psychologist based in central London. I love my job. I feel very privileged to work with some wonderful people and help them work through difficult periods in their life. It is very rewarding. I understand how daunting it can be, to make the first step to talking to a psychologist. I've been doing this job for over 20 years and I never under-estimate what it might feel like to be a client sitting in a chair opposite me. My approach is compassionate, encouraging and honest. This means that I aim to understand what is going on for you but I also focus on giving you the right tools to change and recover. I go beyond giving you insight into your problems, I support you to take the right steps to get you out of your problems.

To assure you that you are in experienced hands, here is some information about my professional experience. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT). I am accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I've spent years researching how to optimise CBT techniques so they work best for a diverse range of people's needs. I'm the author of a best-selling self-help series as well as a co-author of 4 academic textbooks. My work has been published in scientific journals. I also get asked to give expert opinions for magazines and newspapers.

You should also know that I'm on the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) register and that I am an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

Furthermore, I'm a Coaching Psychologist. I'm on the BPS Register of Coaching Psychologists. This brings an extra benefit to working with me, especially when it comes to dealing with work-related stress. Quite often clients experience stress at work because they don't have the appropriate skills to lead, manage, influence, be assertive, communicate, draw boundaries or deal with difficult people. Sometimes this goes on for years which can lead to burnout, stagnation or even unexplained illnesses. I use evidence-based psychological theories and personalised techniques which enables people to understand what blocks them from reaching their full potential and move on to achieving the life they want.

You may be also interested to know that despite being based in London, I regularly see clients from around the world, especially from the Middle East and The Gulf. They see me on their visits to London and we communicate via e-consultation in between.

I have a professional team to support my practice. This means that booking appointments, answering queries, dealing with invoices, insurance claims, writing reports etc is all responsive and smooth which takes away any added administrative stress of arranging to see a psychologist.

Do get in touch or visit my websites if you want to find out more.


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