Catalyst Clinical Psychology

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Dr Yvonne L Waft BSc (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Chartered Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Trained
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)
Stress (work, family, general)
Relationship problems
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Self-Injuring Behaviour
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 Wednesdays 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

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

 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
07947 067847