Psychological, counselling & therapeutic services in Newport
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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.
Carly Sandercombe BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons)
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. 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.
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.
Carly is a member of the British Psychological Society.
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 Rebekah Shallcross, PhD, DClinPsy
Rebekah is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, providing 1-1 therapy for adults experiencing emotional distress or difficulties.
During her training Rebekah specialised in adult mental health (people experiencing anxiety, depression and psychosis) and psychosexual health (working with a range of sexual difficulties including vulva pain, dyspareunia, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction and low libido). Since qualifying in 2015, Rebekah has specialised in women’s mental health researching or working therapeutically with women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence, psychosexual difficulties and perinatal mental health difficulties.
Rebekah works integratively drawing from a range of models including CAT, CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Emma James – Sales and Marketing Intern
Emma began working at Psychology Wales as a Sales and Marketing intern in January 2018. She is a second-year undergraduate student at Cardiff University studying English Literature (BA). Emma also has experience with health and wellbeing as she is a Wellbeing Champion for Cardiff University’s Student Support centre.
Emma enjoys undertaking research into various aspects of psychology for both her personal blog and essays for university assessment. She has also written a poem on the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.