Dr Catherine Fava

Dr Catherine Fava

Psychology 30039539


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Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Catherine is a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist who qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire in 2011.

Catherine currently works in a NHS Neurodevelopmental Children's Service and has worked in NHS mental health services for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in working with children and adults across a range of settings and with a range of mental health concerns.

Catherine's preferred treatment approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and Systemic approaches.

Catherine also has extensive experience and knowledge in supporting neurodivergent children and adults with autism and ADHD. Catherine is a trained sleep counsellor for supporting children and young people with additional needs. Catherine is trained to offer autism and ADHD assessments.

She is passionate about adapting approaches to meet the needs of the people she supports in meaningful, fun and person-centred ways. Catherine herself has a diagnosis of autism which helps with connecting with clients who are neurodivergent. When not working, Catherine enjoys exploring new places and being outdoors with her 2 young children.

Areas of interest

adults; children and young people; families; CBT; ACT; positive behaviour; mentalization; narrative; sleeping; PTSD; anxiety; depression; self harm; developmental trauma; attachment disorders; autism; learning disability, ADHD

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