Dr. Catherine Binney, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director, Halcyon CIC
Dr. Catherine J. Binney, BSc Hons, DClinPsy, CPsychol.  
Clinical Psychologist​

Catherine has worked for the NHS providing psychological assessment and therapy to children, young people and families for nearly 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), SureStart, child development centres and paediatrics (working with community and hospital-based medical teams providing care to children and young people with chronic and long term health conditions such as diabetes and in palliative care).  As well as working directly with families, Catherine has worked as a team leader and manager and provided consultation, training and supervision to staff.  Catherine is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of the British Psychological Society.  She also holds an enhanced DBS check.   

 

Main therapeutic models:   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, systemic therapy.  

Areas of interest: Chronic health conditions, paediatrics, Autistic Spectrum Conditions/Disorders (ASD), anxiety, low mood, self esteem, phobias, bereavement, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), emotional regulation.

 

Clinical Psychology Qualifications

2004 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford

1999 - Psychology BSc (Hons) 1st Class, University of Manchester

A selection of additional psychological therapy training undertaken including: 

ACT Intermediate Level 

CBT

Systemic approaches to chronic illness (Tavistock)

3Di (autism diagnostic interview)

Solution focused training

Motivational interviewing

Animal assisted therapy-related training:

Introduction to Animal assisted therapy 3 day course

International Association of Animal Assisted therapy - Level 1 - 4 day live theory and practical course. 

Dogs BFF award

Selection of dogs for family life and therapy work with special attention to Animal Assisted Play Therapy

Canine communication in animal assisted play therapy

Introduction to animal assisted play therapy

Essentials of Canine behaviour and training for AAPT

Co-therapists

We have several animal co-therapists!  Jofi, Rango, Kylie and Pepper are pictured on this page.  

Associates

We work with colleagues in partner agencies and can liaise and agree appointments and assessments as required. 

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