Kylie completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Before joining CPC, she worked as a Clinical Psychologist in an inpatient mental health service with both adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties and distress. She enjoys both individual and group working as ways of bringing about psychological growth. She has a keen interest in psychotherapy and has completed post-doctoral training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour, Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy, as well as drawing on Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Kylie is a dedicated and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with adolescents and adults to reduce distress and bring positive change. To do this she works alongside the person to create a joint formulation, or a way of understanding what has brought the person to where they are today including patterns of coping with emotions and relationships that we have developed. She sees gaining this understanding hugely beneficial in helping us to make any changes that we wish to make.
Kylie completed her doctoral thesis on the relationship between self-compassion and mindfulness. She brings this knowledge into her practice in terms of an awareness of the effects of how we relate to ourselves.
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