About Dr Catherine Cheung

Catherine's qualifications:

A photo of Dr Catherine Cheung Clinical Psychologist in a blue dress.

Catherine's experiences:

Catherine completed her Bsc (Hons) in Psychology, MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College, London (UCL).

Catherine currently leads a Specialist NHS Autism Service in Central London. She is an expert in working with autistic individuals or those exploring a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) with a range of abilities and across the lifespan. She is formally trained and has extensive clinical experiences of conducting autism diagnostic assessments (i.e., ADOS-2, ADi-R) and cognitive assessments (e.g., WAIS-IV), and adapting evidence-based psychological therapy models for autistic individuals. She is familiar with the presentation of autism in women, as well as in people with complex life experiences and presentations.

Prior to her current roles, Catherine has worked extensively in different NHS settings (i.e. inpatient settings, community services, research teams). This includes supporting clients with complex mental health needs, acute and long-term physical health issues, neurological conditions and brain injuries, and neurodevelopmental conditions. Her varied experiences allow her to be familiar with a range of clinical presentations. 

Catherine's therapy approaches:

Catherine is trained in a variety of therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), narrative therapy, systemic approaches. She also draws upon attachment theory and schema therapy techniques in her work. 

Catherine believes in integrating different therapy models and tailoring her approach to the needs of each client, and working collaboratively with her clients who are experts of their own experiences.

Catherine can offer her work in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, as well as work with professional interpreters. 

Catherine's ethos:

Being of Asian background and with her international experiences, Catherine has a strong awareness and understanding of diversity including different cultural, ethnic, gender, racial and societal backgrounds and works sensitively with different beliefs and customs.

Catherine is committed to holistic, individualised approaches. This means understanding her clients in terms of their life experiences, cultural and social contexts, personal attributes, strengths and resilience, and thinking beyond diagnostic labels. Her assessments and treatments are tailored to each client’s needs, values and goals. She values being creative, flexible and integrative in her clinical work. She believes that building trusting, honest and respectful relationships with her clients is fundamental to making positive differences in their lives.

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