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Dr Yvonne Waft

BSc (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Trinity Space Centre, Waldorf Way, Wakefield, WF2 8DH



I have been a Chartered Clinical Psychologist since 2006, with over 9 years qualified experience working in the NHS in Adult Mental Health and Older Adult Mental Health in Wakefield and Sheffield.  I began my private practice in 2013 and have been in fulltime private practice since March 2016. 

I hold Chartered Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and am an Associate Fellow of the BPS.
I am a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP).
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC).
In addition to being a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist I am also trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Having worked as a secretary throughout my twenties whilst pursuing a career as a wheelchair basketball player at national and international level, I studied for my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of East London as a mature student from 1995-1998, gaining a first class honours degree.  I went on to gain experience working in clinical psychology settings in the voluntary sector and the NHS, variously working with people with disabilities, the Samaritans, looked after children, older adults with mental health problems, forensic inpatients, before embarking on my doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Leeds University in 2003.  Clinical Psychology training covers working with people across the whole lifespan from infancy to old age.  Since completing my training in 2006 I have worked in an older adult community mental health team in Sheffield (2006-7) and the Adult Psychological Therapy Service in Wakefield (2007-2016). 

Since starting my Private Practice in 2013 I have gained more experience working with children and young adults.

During my time at Wakefield APTS I have undertaken further training in CAT and EMDR and have developed a personal and professional interest in Mindfulness.

When working with a client I draw on the whole range of my therapy training and experience to deliver a unique package of care designed to meet the needs of that individual.


Dr Yvonne Waft BSc (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Trinity Space Centre, Waldorf Way, Wakefield, WF2 8DH
07947 067847