Psychological, counselling & therapeutic services in Newport

Call us on 01633 547261 / 07714 247791 or send us a message to find out more.



Psychology Wales was founded in 2004 when Dr Catherine Goodwin, Clinical Psychologist, opened a small therapy practice in Risca. Within a few years this expanded to include locations in Newport, Cardiff and Pontypool for therapy and delivering training in mental health and wellbeing throughout the UK.

Psychology Wales incorporated in 2014 which opened the doors to being able to expand and promote wellbeing as a preventative resilience building strategy within organisations. In June 2015 Carly Sandercombe, currently completing a Doctorate in Health Psychology, joined the organisation as the lead for Workplace Wellbeing.

Psychology Wales now employs six staff, in addition to a number of visiting consultants, and hopes to continue to build on its reputation as providing high quality psychological wellbeing services throughout Wales and the UK.


Meet the team


Dr Catherine Goodwin

Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals experiencing emotional distress.

Catherine has additional therapy training in CBT, DBT and EMDR.   She has held chartered status with the British Psychological Society since 2004, is on the register of supervisors and has current HCPC registration.

In addition to individual therapy Catherine has multiple experiences of providing training, consultancy, supervision and support to a range of health and social care professionals.  She is an accredited APT tutor writing and delivering training packages throughout the UK on mental health issues.


If you would like to make an appointment with Dr Goodwin please call the number below to speak to her secretary Margaret Owen.

telephone: 01633 547261


Carly Sandercombe MSc (Hons), BSc (Hons), MBPsS

Carly began working at Psychology Wales as an Assistant Psychologist in June 2015. Since then she has progressed to Senior Assistant Psychologist and is a trained MoodMaster Programme Leader and Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Carly also works with clients on a one-to-one basis as well as working with a range of organisations helping to enhance mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Special interests

Carly has a range of special interests in the field of psychology which include; conducting research and facilitating body image interventions for young women, working with people using cognitive behavioural therapy, and running group interventions to enhance wellbeing.


Carly has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Health Psychology. She is currently working towards a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology at the University of the West of England.

Professional Membership

Carly is a member of the British Psychological Society.

telephone: 01633 547261

Clinical Psychologists have six years of formal training; they have a degree in psychology and a diploma or doctorate in Clinical Psychology. They are trained in talking therapies and theories. They do not have medical training and do not prescribe or advise about medication.

Dr Katherine Fitzgerald, DClinPsy MSc BSc, Clinical Psychologist

Katherine is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about using holistic, evidence-based approaches to promote health and wellbeing. She completed her clinical psychology training at the University of Exeter, specialising in working with individuals coping with complex health issues.

Katherine is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS) and adheres to the codes of conduct and ethics of these regulatory bodies.


Katherine has worked with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. These have included: anxiety; depression; panic; stress-related difficulties; trauma; loss and difficulty in adjusting to life circumstances.

She works with individuals of all ages who may be experiencing difficulty in adjusting to challenges in their physical and/or mental wellbeing. She also has a special interest in supporting health care providers and has experience in supporting doctors, nurses and multi-disciplinary teams in managing the pressures of their roles.


Katherine believes in taking a non-judgmental, open approach to understanding her clients. She draws on a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches in her work, which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT); Systemic Therapy and mindfulness-based interventions.

Katherine is happy to be contacted with any questions or queries about what a psychologist can provide and/or what kind of therapy she is able to offer.


Melanie Faulkner

Melanie joined Psychology Wales in September 2018 to support Carly Sandercombe as Personal Assistant.  She has previously worked within the NHS and Pharmaceutical fields in similar roles.

Outside of work Melanie enjoys spending time with her many pets among which are three Alpacas.



Psychology Wales – Winners of the Highly Commended Healthcare Award at The Regional Awards 2016


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