Welcome to Bamford Psychology Service

We are an established, independent clinical psychology practice, providing a range of mental health services, including assessment, therapy and counselling for children, adolescents and adults. We treat individuals, couples and families. Our team is led by Dr Catherine Bamford, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, with over 20 years of experience working in mental health services across the UK, both in the NHS and private sector.

We provide online and in person consultations, with clinics in Leamington Spa, Kings Norton, Henley-in-Arden and Stratford-upon-Avon.


We are a dedicated team of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, providing the highest quality of evidence based psychological assessment, therapy and counselling services to all ages Our clinics in Leamington Spa, Kings Norton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Henley-in-Arden are also within easy reach of Warwick, Southam, Coventry, Rugby and Kenilworth.

We strive to provide the highest possible standard of mental health services to our clients. Our team of psychologists have a wealth of expertise and experience working in the field of mental health, both in the NHS and private sector. We have chartered status with the British Psychological Society and are registered practitioners with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The Bamford Psychology Team

Dr Catherine Bamford

Director of Bamford Psychology

Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist

Dr Addy Hackett

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Atlas Chan

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Carmel Bennett

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sarah Butterworth

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Bêne Otto

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Lois Mello Thorpe

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Jade Lake

Team Administrator &

PA to Dr Catherine Bamford

Our Credo and Ethos

In all aspects of our work, the Bamford Psychology Service team adhere to the code of ethics and conduct set by the British Psychological Society (2009), which is based on respect, competence, responsibility and integrity.

As a team of Psychologists, we are passionate about delivering the highest standards of assessment and therapy to our clients.

This quotation resonates with the ethos of the team at Bamford Psychology Service:

"I am struck by a sense of gratitude for the opportunity I get to see into people's lives, to hear experiences, to hear stories. There are days when I am both humbled and in awe of the experiences of the patients I am surrounded by" .

from "Seven Signs of Life. Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor" by Dr Aoife Abbey

How We Can Help

Psychological Therapy

Our dedicated and experienced team provide therapy and counselling services to children, adolescents and adults across Warwickshire and the midlands. We work with individuals, couples and families. Our psychological interventions are based on scientific understanding and research evidence. We will tailor your treatment using the psychological approaches best suited to meet your needs. We are trained to deliver a range of therapies, including:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy

Solution Focussed Therapy

Mindfulness Therapy

Integrative Person Centred Therapy

If you would like to know more about the therapies we offer, please contact us.

Specialist Assessments

Our Psychologists provide a number of specialist assessments to adults and children, including our popular screening assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These assessments provide a strong indication of whether a diagnosis of ADHD and / or Autism is present. This can be useful in helping clients decide whether a more detailed (and often very expensive) diagnostic assessment would be useful or not.

We also provide specialist neuropsychological assessments for clients that have acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions.

Training and Consultation

We are experienced in providing training and workshops to other professionals in health, social care and the voluntary sector, on a range of topics that may enhance best practice in the workplace, including stress management, trauma resilience, mindfulness and conflict resolution.

We are privileged to be involved in an ongoing project providing assessment and therapy to staff members within West Midlands Police.


Our team have extensive experience in the provision of supervision for trainee and qualified psychologists and counsellors. We deliver tailor made supervision in a number of psychological models for intervention with adults, adolescents and children.


Within our team we have expertise in providing neuropsychological assessments and neuropsychological rehabilitation for clients with acquired brain injuries and neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and parkinson disease.

Difficulties We Help With



obsessive compulsive disorder


relationship problems


Post Traumatic Stress

cognitive difficulties

Gut Health

gender identity

acquired brain injury & neurological illness


autistic spectrum disorders


suicidal ideation



palliative care

intergenerational trauma

Low self esteem

cultural issues

self harm


personality disorder

anger management

irritable bowel syndrome

inflammatory bowel disease

chronic fatigue

body dysmorphic disorder




anorexia nervosa


couple counselling

If the difficulty you are struggling with is not on this list, please contact us as we may still be able to help you.

What To Expect

We understand that our clients may feel nervous about attending their first appointment. We do our best to provide an environment that feels comfortable, welcoming and private. We prioritise building a trusting relationship and positive rapport with our clients from the outset.

When your referral is received by Bamford Psychology Service, Dr Catherine Bamford will match you to the Psychologist in the team that is the most suitable to provide you with the help that you need.

If your appointment is online, you will receive a link to the meeting the day before your appointment via email. If you are meeting your Psychologist in person, you will find that our clinic rooms are easily accessible, private and comfortable. You will be asked to complete a registration form with your personal details and provide brief information about your difficulties before your first appointment.

The assessment appointment and any follow up therapy appointments will last 55 minutes, unless otherwise stated.

In the initial assessment you will talk to your Psychologist about the issues you are experiencing. Your Psychologist will also ask you more general background questions, relating to your lifestyle, health, work and personal life.

If therapy is advised, following the assessment you will make a plan with your Psychologist regarding when the therapy will be take place and roughly how many sessions you may need.

Clients under the age of 18 will be asked to attend their initial appointment with a parent or guardian.

We are registered providers for a number of private health insurers for clients that wish to claim for their therapy sessions.

If you are paying for your appointment the cost will depend on the type of assessment and therapy you have and the Psychologist that you see. Please contact us for more details.

If you have any further questions about your appointment or what to expect, please get in touch.

Our Locations

Our clinics spaces in Leamington Spa, Stratford Upon Avon & Kings Norton, Birmingham, are also within easy reach of

Warwick, Coventry, Rugby and Kenilworth.

Appointments will be available at our new clinic room in Pure Offices, Leamington Spa, from July 2024.

Suite 59

Pure Offices, Plato Close

Tachbrook Park, Leamington Spa

Warwickshire, CV34 6WE

Appointments are available with Dr Lois Thorpe in Henley-in-Arden.

The Psychology Centre

Neville House

66 High Street


B95 5BX

Appointments are available with Dr Lois Thorpe in Stratford-upon-Avon

Lifeways Therapy Centre

30 Albany Road


CV37 6PG

Appointments are available with Dr Carmel Bennett on a Thursday in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

The Natural Health Centre

86 The Green

Kings Norton


B38 8RS

Online Appointments

Many people choose to have their appointments online. Not only does this save you travel time and costs, but it can also be just as effective as face to face therapy, yet in the comfort of your own home. Most people feel comfortable speaking with their psychologist online, however sometimes people find that they feel more comfortable speaking with their psychologist in person, especially when talking about very sensitive or distressing information.

When considering online appointments, please make sure that you are able to speak in a location that is completely private, without interruption and that you have a good internet connection.

Contact Us

Phone: 07966 270850

Email: info@bamfordpsychologyservice.co.uk

Please contact us via email or call us on the number provided. Alternatively, you can complete the contact form below. We will aim to respond to your message within one working day.

We do not offer medico legal assessments or full diagnostic assessments for ADHD or autism. We provide screening assessments only for ADHD or autism which provide a strong indication of a diagnosis if present.

If you are self funding, appointments with our Psychologists cost between £130 - £160 per session (1 hour) depending on who you see and the service you require.

All enquires are usually answered within 1 working day. All contact is strictly confidential.

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