Dr Kimber-Rogal is a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist in London with a Masters in Mental Health Studies, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) training and a PhD, all from Guy’s Hospital, London. She specialises in anxiety, depression, and relationship counselling.
Dr Kimber-Rogal was a founding member of the Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology MSc course at Guy’s Hospital, London and worked in psychological audit, counselling and therapy with clients from both public and private organisations. She was a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ 'Changing Minds’ Employment working party – a campaign which sought to reduce stigma against mental health at work and school. Her doctoral thesis addressed the importance of recognition in reducing emotional distress.
She has taught at Guy’s Hospital in Organisational Psychology and is Chair of Governors of the Royal Free Hospital Children’s School, with a special interest in pupil inclusion. Before her work in psychology, Dr Kimber-Rogal had a successful career in musical theatre, culminating in a seven-year contract in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Cats.
Most clients come to therapy because they are anxious, depressed/demoralised, confused and/or self-doubting – all to varying degrees. Although she is a qualified and experienced psychologist, Dr Kimber-Rogal does not emphasise the ‘doctor-patient’ approach; rather, a collaborative one which assumes that the client is the expert and that she is there to facilitate well-being. Whilst the basis of her work draws on CAT, she adopts a client-centred, eclectic approach.
Some clients may prefer the classic 12-16 session CAT therapy and others, a more flexible approach. The relationship between therapist and client is paramount. Dr Kimber-Rogal encourages all clients only to continue attending only if they find the sessions useful, meaningful, and encouraging. Dr Kimber-Rogal works with individuals and couples. She is currently working in her private clinic in West Hampstead; until recently, she spent three years as a consultant psychologist with The Priory Group Well-being centres in Fenchurch Street and Harley Street.