About us

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ANDREW DEPLEDGE

Andrew graduated in 1997 with a degree in Psychology and Criminology at Teesside University. After a short period working for Parcelforce and studying for a Masters in Forensic Psychology, Andrew moved over to Yorkshire in 2001 and has never found reason to leave.

He spent just over ten years working in the criminal justice sector, both in secure service and in the community. In his time he has worked with both male and female offenders, conducting risk assessments and working with people to reduce their risk of reoffending. It was in the latter period of his career in forensics Andrew discovered how effective CBT could be in affecting change in people.

From this point onwards Andrew decided to change his career path and concentrate more on treating people with mental health needs. He graduated at the Salford Cognitive Therapy Centre in late 2012 and continues to work in the NHS as well in private practice.

An accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, Andrew focuses on keeping his skills up to date, as well as looking for new developments within the field to help move people forward.

Andrew has experience in working with a wide variety of mental health issues but has a particular interest in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), chronic worry and PTSD, as well working with clients who have co-occurring Aspergers/Autism.

With a clinic 5 minutes away from the M18 in Doncaster, Andrew is in an ideal position to see clients from all over Yorkshire.

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CATHERINE SMITH

Catherine has been working in adult mental health for over 15 years, across a wide range of settings including in-patient psychiatric and secondary care community mental health teams.

Catherine obtained her first BSC Honours degree in Behavioural Sciences at Huddersfield University way back in the 1980’s which has led to a long held interest in Behaviour therapy. She went onto work with adolescents in social services care settings and for the local authority in a unit specially set up for children excluded from mainstream secondary schools in the area of Durham and Newcastle.

After spending some time following her passion of travelling the globe in search of adventure, Catherine spent time working in London in a residential unit for adults with learning difficulties and behavioural problems before moving back home to Yorkshire to work on an in-patient psychiatric ward for the NHS.

Some years later whilst working in a community mental health team and developing a passion for psychotherapeutic interventions, Catherine decided to pursue her ultimate goal of becoming a CBT therapist.  In 2008 to 2010 she enrolled at Derby University and completed her Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) before proudly gaining her Masters (MSC) in CBP.  Catherine developed a particular interest in PTSD and trauma and her Masters focused on combat related PTSD and its impact on UK military personnel and veterans.

After qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in 2010, Catherine began working for the NHS in a local IAPT therapy service where she still currently works. She went onto qualifying as an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and feels this has greatly complimented her professional practise in both her NHS and private work.

Catherine is an accredited member of the BABCP, the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and strives to maintain and keep up to date her professional CBT skills and knowledge. She feels particularly skilled in developing trusting, open and honest therapeutic relationships with people and believes this is of utmost importance.

Catherine is based in Bramley, Rotherham which is conveniently only 5 minutes from the M18 and is ideally placed to see clients from anywhere in Yorkshire.