Newbury Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinic

Kate Da Costa

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS and privately. I specialise in working with children, young people and families.

I have been employed in a number of different NHS roles within Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) and Older People’s services. I have worked to support families online, in clinics, in family homes, schools, hospitals, children’s centres, GP practices, and with Children Services and Social Care.

I have delivered training, consultation and supervision to a wide variety of families and professionals including psychologists, GPs, mental health professionals, social workers and teachers.

What I offer

I offer assessment and treatment for children and young people for a wide range of difficulties. The therapeutic interventions offered to young people and their families are psychologically informed and evidenced based, like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I also draw on a number of other therapeutic approaches in my work such as play therapy, narrative therapy, systemic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT). I like to work with children and young people directly, but also to include family and support networks when appropriate to work towards agreed therapeutic goals.

I have a particular interest in neurodevelopmental conditions, promoting resilience for young people, prevention and systemic approaches in therapy.

My qualifications are:

  • ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The University of Hull
  • BSc Psychology with Clinical Psychology. The University of Hull

Clinic days

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

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