Sheffield [Kirsten Quirk]

Doctor Kirsten Quirk            BSc (Hons), DclinPsychol, CPsychol, CAT Practitioner

Location = Sheffield

Working hours = Daytime only. Monday – Friday.

Contact = 07734255304, email

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2003 and later as a CAT practitioner. I have many years’ experience working in NHS Adult Mental Health settings and an interest in working with people who have suffered a range of difficulties including loss, trauma, neglect and abuse, which may present itself in relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or a sense of feeling stuck. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and often use elements of this in my work as well as drawing on a range of other models including compassion based approaches, psychodynamic and cognitive approaches. I also offer CAT as a training therapy.

During my clinical psychology training and after qualifying I was drawn to the Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) model, as a way to help people think about how past experiences shape the way we relate to ourselves and other people. Often without realising it we can develop ways of thinking, behaving and interacting that can be extremely helpful or good ways of coping but at other times problematic or harmful.

I find CAT is a very accessible, empowering and collaborative way of working, one where therapist and client work together to find ways to make meaningful changes within a relatively short period of time.




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