L Waft BSc (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, CAT practitioner, EMDR Trained
Venus Suite, Trinity Space Centre, Waldorf Way, Wakefield, WF2 8DH
We all experience distress at times in our lives and
sometimes it can be difficult to recover without help. Often it is just the steady build up of difficult life events
that seems to overwhelm us. At times like this we may need some help to talk things through and look at what we can
do to get back on top of things. Here at Catalyst Clinical Psychology you will find a safe space to
think things through and learn new ways of dealing with difficulties with an experienced and highly trained but compassionate
and caring professional. I work with individual clients who experience mental health difficulties
with or without a specific mental health diagnosis. I also work with individuals who do not consider themselves to have
a mental health difficulty but who feel they might benefit from some help to get the best out of life.
We are all aware of patterns we get into that lead us into the same dead ends time and time
again. I can help you to recognise this in yourself and to start to make real changes that will enhance the way you think,
feel and act. It may only take a couple of sessions talking things through for you to feel able to make those changes
for yourself, or you may need a longer term course of therapy to really see lasting change. It may be you need some
support through a difficult life change, such as bereavement or marriage breakdown. Or it may be that you have "issues"
from the past that keep on causing pain and difficulty for you.The sorts of difficulties I typically work with include:-
Depression (low mood, low self-esteem, grief and loss)
Anxiety (panic, phobia,
worry, health anxiety, social anxiety)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
(work, family, general)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Childhood Trauma (sexual/physical/emotional abuse and neglect)
I offer psychological therapy and counselling drawing on a range of therapy models, creating a unique package of care
for each individual client. Sessions are held in my office in Wakefield and are usually weekly or fortnightly.
I do work late on Mondays and Fridays but my late sessions are often booked up well in advance so if you need later appointments
you may have to wait until a regular slot becomes available.
I am registered with a number of health insurance
companies to deliver therapy to their members including BUPA, AXA, Cygna, WPA and Vitality so do check your healthcare insurance
to see if you are covered for psychological therapy sessions. You can search for me on the BUPA website at http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/dr_yvonne_waft
I also offer expert witness services to the legal profession. My area of expertise is the assessment and treatment
of the psychological impact of trauma in adults, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I completed the Bond Solon
Expert Witness Certificate in January 2016.
|My Therapy Space in Wakefield
As a healthcare professional I have a legitimate requirement to keep personal data on people
who use my services. This is processed in accordance with current Data Protection legislation. I am in the process
Providing Clinical Psychology
Services to adults and young people in West Yorkshire
Dr Yvonne Waft BSc (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Trinity Space Centre, Waldorf Way, Wakefield, WF2 8DH