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Dr Kate Edgar

B.Sc. D.Clin.Psychol. C.Psychol

I am a warm, empathic and down-to-earth clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I am currently offering private clinical psychology services to adults in Gloucestershire and online. 

About me...

I am trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches including (but not limited to) CBT, ACT, EMDR and DBT. I work integratively which means I tailor therapy to each individual, drawing from a range of therapies to offer the most suitable approach for a person.

Along with a broad range of mental health expertise, I have several areas of special interest. These include cosmetic surgery assessments, Long Covid support and 'Boarding school syndrome'. A summary of each of these is provided on the Specialisms page.


I am a member of the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for all clinical psychologists. I am also a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) – ‘a legally recognised title reflecting the highest standards of psychological knowledge and expertise.’ (British Psychological Society (BPS)). I am listed as a specialist psychologist for the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the current Chair of the UK Special Interest Group of Psychologists Working in Cosmetic Surgery. 

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I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology (University of Warwick) in 1994 and my doctorate in clinical psychology (University of Plymouth) in 2001. Clinical psychology training is rigorous and provides placements across the life span as well as with people with learning disabilities. My final year focussed on health psychology, particularly neuropsychology and diabetes; these interests have continued throughout my career. My thesis research into type 1 diabetes was published in Diabetic Medicine and the Journal of Pediatric Medicine.
Post-qualification I worked for 2gether NHS Trust (now Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust) with adults with mental health problems, in a wide range of settings. Hence I have a strong background in working with people with complex histories and more than one mental health problem to contend with. In 2015 I left the NHS to concentrate fully on private practice. I now see people with the whole range of mental health difficulties as well as those whose physical health impacts on their mental well-being. 


  • B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology 
    University of Warwick

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology 
    University of Plymouth

  • Associate Fellow of the British 
    Psychological Society (BPS)

  • Registered with the Health 
    Professionals Council (HCPC)





"What is a clinical psychologist?"

Clinical Psychologists apply the science of psychology to emotional and mental health problems. Key to this is a safe, collaborative, therapeutic relationship in which client and therapist work together on their difficulties. People sometimes ask ‘What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist?’. Psychiatrists are, first and foremost, trained in medicine and the biological bases for mental health problems. They are qualified to prescribe medication for mental health difficulties. Clinical psychologists have in depth training in psychology, assessing and understanding psychological problems and delivering therapy. They do not prescribe medication.
For more information about clinical psychology please see the British Psychological Society website here.

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