Who we are

There are many reasons people can seek out a Psychologist…

At LINKAT Psychology we offer a range of services that we can tailor to meet your needs; from therapy and supervision to consultation and training. Finding the right Psychologist for the job can be difficult, and we know it can help to understand a little bit more about us personally, and about our philosophy. That’s why it was important to us not just to include our own little biography, but to share our values with you as well. We are a values-based organisation, which means when making decisions, taking on new challenges, or in our day-to-day work, we use these values to guide us.

Finding the right Psychologist means finding someone you can trust and someone you can connect with. We are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, which means we uphold high standards to have the right to use the title of Clinical Psychologists. This also means that you can be sure we have received the accredited doctoral training, have maintained ongoing personal development, and practice in an ethical way.

We hope the information here gives you a better sense of who we are, but if you’d like to know more, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page.

Our people

Dr Katy Mitchell

Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director

I am passionate about supporting people to work through their difficulties in a person-centred way, drawing on different therapeutic models that best complement an individual’s own skills to help reach their goals. I have experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and a wide range of emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, phobias, difficulties managing emotions, difficulties associated with significant life changes or with traumatic experiences.

Primarily, I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in my therapeutic work.  I also draw on aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) where useful in helping to understand a person’s experiences, conceptualise their difficulties, and explore how to move forward towards their goals.  Regardless of the type of therapy, for me the therapeutic relationship is key to helping us work through the difficulties you are experiencing.  An effective therapeutic relationship helps us work collaboratively to explore, process, and overcome difficulties in a way that feels safe, containing, and validating.

In addition to my clinical work, I have considerable research experience, with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Dundee in addition to my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Dr Lindsay-Jo Sevier-Guy

Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director

I’m Lindsay-Jo and one of the Directors here at LINKAT Psychology. Having worked in Psychology services in the NHS for over twelve years, I have experience of working with individuals with a wide range of presenting difficulties. Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, my work has focussed mostly on general adult mental health and those adjusting to living with physical health conditions. I am particularly passionate about supporting people with psychological difficulties to access medical and dental services.

I mostly work with two main therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), a trauma therapy. My research interests focus on developing trauma informed health services and the assessment of suicide risk in dental services. 

What matters to me most is that our time together brings you more in touch with the things that are important to you; whether that be through therapy, supervision or consultancy.

Dr Csilla Gulyas

Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director
Having worked in the NHS since 2013, I have experience working with mild to severe and enduring presentations both in general adult psychology and with people who have chronic physical health conditions. I put emphasis on ensuring that we can jointly develop a shared understanding of your experiences and difficulties with the aim of empowering you to take actions to reach your desired goals.
I have had training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and EMDR. I also use a Cognitive Analytic Therapy informed approach in my work and find that focusing on relational approaches, how we relate to ourselves and others, is particularly important both within and out with the therapy room.
In addition to my therapeutic work I also provide clinical supervision to trainee and qualified psychologists and non-psychologists working in mental health settings. I value providing a safe and compassionate environment to discuss clinical issues and the related evidence base. My research interests have been primarily in the areas of clinical health psychology and body image distress.

Dr Janna Brogan

Clinical Psychologist and Senior Associate

I have worked in Psychology services with the NHS over the past seven years. I now work with children, young people and their families. I have experience working with people across the lifespan with a wide range of emotional difficulties as well as body image distress, difficulties with confidence and low self-esteem. I have also worked with those adjusting to chronic health conditions and most recently have enjoyed adapting this approach for children and young people.

My primary approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic ways of working although I have some training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I find that Cognitive Behavioural therapies work well both adults, children and young people. I work hard to identify an individualised treatment approach for those that come to therapy. It’s important to me that those I work with feel heard, safe, secure and connected. I have found that a joint, collaborative way of working helps people to work identify clear goals. When working with children and young people there is importance placed on working with wider family for the best outcomes.

I am passionate about finding approaches that work. I view therapy as a place where people come to learn more about themselves, new coping strategies and gain a greater understanding of their feelings. I find this allows people to achieve their full potential.

Dr Emma Baxter

Clinical Psychologist and Associate

I have been working as a qualified clinical psychologist in the NHS since 2015. I work with children, young people and their families. I am skilled in working with people across the lifespan, from childhood right through adult life.

A good therapeutic relationship is the foundation to any therapy. I want to make sure I properly understand your experiences and that you feel comfortable. It is important to me that we work together toward your goals for therapy. I aim to provide a space where you can make sense of your experiences, and any emotional difficulties and learn skills to cope so you can live a fulfilling life. 

I use a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches. This includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, mindfulness and compassionate based approaches. When working with children and young people it is important to work systemically with their family for the best possible outcomes. I am skilled in integrating therapeutic approaches to help you achieve your individual goals. 

Dr Frances Dreyer

Clinical Psychologist and Associate

I have worked within NHS psychology services for over 4 years and as a Clinical Psychologist since 2022. I have experience working therapeutically with individuals across the lifespan, but I am specifically interested in working with adults. I have experience working with clients who are struggling with a wide range of emotional difficulties, as well as supporting clients to manage the impact of chronic health conditions.

I use evidence based talking therapies, mainly using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach but incorporate aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) to help develop a person-centred treatment plan.

The therapeutic relationship is central to any psychological therapy and I focus on creating a safe and supportive environment in which to explore clients’ difficulties and help them develop ways of improving their wellbeing.

Dr Bethany Brown

Clinical Psychologist and Associate

I have worked in psychology services since 2008 and as a Clinical Psychologist in highly specialist teams within the NHS since 2015. I have specialist experience in working with people living with physical health conditions, as well as working with people who are dealing with challenging life stressors.

I am qualified to use a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassionate based approaches.  As a Clinical Psychologist I have been trained to take an integrative approach, drawing on different therapeutic models.  This allows me to tailor therapy to the specific needs and personal goals of my clients. 

I believe that therapy should be an empowering process and value working in collaboration with my clients. I don’t view therapy as a place where you come to “be fixed” by your Clinical Psychologist. Rather I view it as a place where we work together to understand your situation better and to equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to make changes that will allow you to move forward to a more fulfilling, value based life.  

I know that coming to therapy can feel daunting, and I aim to create a warm, safe and relaxed environment to help you feel secure.  I hope that we can work together, so that you are able to move towards your goals and what’s most important to you in your life.

Mrs Susan Sevier

Safeguarding Advisor

I have been a qualified and registered social worker for over 40 years working primarily in safeguarding within a local authority setting. I work with children and their families in crisis where a risk of neglect, physical emotional or sexual abuse exists.

I support a Signs of Safety/Strengthening Families approach based on collaboration between professionals and service users. I am committed to GIRFEC – getting it right for every child and believe that children’s voices must be heard at every stage.

For the past  eight years I have been a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in England allowing me to extend my safeguarding to specifically protect children from inappropriate behaviours of those in positions of trust.

I am also a safeguarding trainer who has run various levels of multi-agency child protection courses as well as more specialist training around child sexual abuse.

My particular area of expertise is the assessment and management of CSafe – sexual abuse within the family setting. For the last 18 years I have carried out assessments of those who pose a risk of sexual abuse. My main approach for this work is cognitive behavioural with a trauma informed lens.

I am totally committed to the protection of children from abuse and feel this can best be achieved by good multi agency collaboration and communication. I believe that whatever sector you are working in – adult or children, voluntary, private or statutory – children should be safeguarded and we all have a duty in this respect.

Dr Jo Howard-Field

I have really enjoyed working across different psychology services over the last 8 years. I have worked with people across age ranges and with varied presentations, including supporting people with emotional and physical health difficulties. I am passionate about helping people improve their emotional wellbeing whilst living with chronic physical health conditions.
As a clinical psychologist I integrate a range of therapeutic approaches. I value using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) in supporting someone to conceptualise their difficulties, so they can learn and develop therapeutic tools that will help them lead the life they want to. I also think these approaches place the person at the center of treatment, allowing space to build a good therapeutic relationship and understand the person, their difficulties and their hopes for treatment.

Mrs Vikki Reilly

Hi my name is Vikki and I provide administrative support for the Directors and Associates within Linkat. I have 11 years NHS  experience within Psychology including Medical Secretary, Personal Assistant and more recently as Project Coordinator within Digital Therapies Service.

Our values

We value collaboration

Working as a partnership means we can provide you with a range of expertise drawing on our individual skill-sets to create a collaborative portfolio of care. We diversify that knowledge-base even further with the contributions of our Associates, who come from a variety of different training and professional backgrounds. Peer supervision and team formulations allow us to collaboratively identify the most beneficial supports for you.

We value people

Helping you to connect with your own values, to link with your goals and start making progress toward them, is a great reward for us. Supporting our team to meet their personal and professional development goals is just as important to us, and it is a core tenet of our philosophy that we support our team to link with their values too. Ultimately, we work in this field because we want to make a difference to the people we work with, and alongside.

We value learning

We promote psychologically-minded training and skills development for the people we work with, and each other. We believe learning and developing is a life-long journey, and will support you to gain the skills you need to help you further along that path.

We value the environment

It’s important to us that we minimise our carbon footprint and embrace sustainability however we can. We don’t give out paper information or task sheets unless for accessibility reasons; instead, we do things digitally in order to reduce wastage and unnecessary printing or paper use. We also try to value our environment with our clinic space selections, wherever possible choosing space that is accessible by public transport.

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