Dr Katherine Carraretto, B.Sc (Hons), Psych.D, Dip CT (Oxon), CPsychol, AFBPsS
Dr Carraretto has over 15 years of experience, working as a principal and consultant Clinical Psychologist. In addition to working with a braod range of psychological difficulties, she specialises in working with people of all ages with physical health problems, predominantly chronic pain, hypermobility, fibromyalgia and fatigue.
She works with the inter-relationships between mind and body and aims to enable people to minimise the impact of their health condition on areas of life that matter most to them. She also has an interest in wellbeing in the workplace, helping people to manage workplace stress and burnout.
Katherine has worked within a number of highly acclaimed pain and fatigue management centres, including INPUT St Thomas’ Hospital, London and other award-winning community and hospital programmes within the UK. She also has broad experience of working within a range of other hospital departments including gynaecology, diabetes, cancer and obesity services. She helps people with the widespread impact that living with a health condition can have, for example, on sleep, concentration and memory, relationships, ability to work or engage in leisure activities and the reduced confidence, anxiety and low mood this can result in. Katherine aims to help people live a rich, meaningful life in the context of their physical health difficulties and other challenges they are facing.
Emotional and Mental Health
Katherine has extensive experience of working with a range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, loss and grief, stress and burnout. She has specialist skills in cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment training (ACT), mindfulness and coaching and draws from each of these approaches to tailor treatment to each individual’s needs and preferences. She aims to develop compassionate and collaborative relationships that are based upon each person’s unique values and goals.
Katherine is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Chartered member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, and Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology. She is also a member of the Association of Clinical Psychology (ACP-UK) and Clinical Health Psychology Network. She is a member of the British Pain Society, and Special Interest Group for Pain Management Programmes, and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Areas of Expertise
Adults – Young People
• Chronic pain
• Chronic fatigue
• Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
• Management of long-term health conditions such as IBS, diabetes, heart conditions
• Managing challenging medical procedures and ongoing treament
• Trauma, especially single-event traumas and those resulting in long term health problems
• Sleep disturbance
• Bereavement and loss
• Workplace stress and burnout
• Managing a health condition in the workplace