Dr Katherine Swainston is the director of Hollybrook Health Psychology Ltd. Kate is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Psychologist (Health) with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Kate has over a decade of experience working within psychology and behavioural medicine within teaching, research, and practice. She has a special interest in women’s health and helping individuals to cope with long-term illnesses.


My Qualifications

Since qualifying I have undertaken additional therapy training to include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. I am a Chartered psychologist, a Practitioner Health Psychologist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I hold an academic post and conduct research into a number of areas of health psychology and behavioural science including living with and beyond cancer, treatment decision-making, suicide and self-harm and the effectiveness of psychological interventions. I have a record of scientific publications and regularly present research at national and international conferences.

Professional Body and Group Membership

Qualifications and Training