Dr Katherine Carraretto, B.Sc (Hons), Psych.D, Dip CT (Oxon), C.Psychol, AFBPsS

Dr Carraretto has over 15 years of experience within the NHS, working as a principal and consultant Clinical Psychologist and as clinical lead of psychology services for people with chronic pain. She has extensive experience of leading, developing and evaluating services for people with pain and advising both commissioners and multi-professional teams on the use and integration of psychological principles in service provision.  Katherine has also been a clinical tutor for clinical psychology doctorate training courses at the University of Surrey and Salomons Institute of Applied Psychology. She has presented at a number of multi-professional conferences and is a member of the British Pain Society.

Katherine has specialist skills in cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment training (ACT), mindfulness and coaching. She also advises NHS Trusts on the development of integrated multi-disciplinary services for people with chronic pain and fatigue.

Physical Health

Katherine has worked as a senior clinical psychologist in a number of services for people with long-term pain and fatigue including INPUT at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and other award-winning primary care and acute hospital-based pain management programmes. She has also worked in gynaecology and pelvic pain, diabetes, cancer and obesity services. She specialises in working with people of all ages with physical health problems, enabling people to minimise the impact of their health condition on areas of life that matter most to them.

Emotional and Mental Health

Katherine has wide experience of working with a range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, loss and grief, and draws from a number of different therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to each individual’s needs and preferences. She has training in CBT, ACT, compassion-focused approaches, mindfulness and coaching. She also draws from broader psychological theories, such as those relating to human learning and groups. She develops compassionate and collaborative relationships as a framework to her work.

Professional Accreditations

Katherine is a member of the British Psychological Society and its Division of Clinical Psychology and Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology. She is also a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists UK (ACP-UK), and a member of the British Pain Society. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Areas of Expertise

Adults – Young People

  • Pain management
  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Rheumatology
  • Hypermobility & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Cardiology, diabetes, IBS
  •  Depression
  •  Anxiety & Stress
  •  Phobias
  • Sleep problems
  •  OCD
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Managing health conditions in the workplace