Dr Cassie Roberts

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Pronouns: She/her

Dr. Cassie Roberts Psychologist

Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

That we view life’s challenges through particular lenses shaped by our experiences.

I believe…

That each person has a unique and valuable story.

I believe…

That when you learn to be compassionate with yourself no matter what, you carry safety with you wherever you go.

Get to know me

My secret talent:
Whilst my watercolour paintings are unlikely to be gracing the walls of an art gallery anytime soon, I really enjoy immersing myself in moments of creativity. The “aha” moments, where the painting begins to look like the one I am imagining, are particularly satisfying. These small wins bring me joy.

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I strive to create a space of warmth and compassion, where we can collaboratively explore your unique narrative with openness and without judgement. My approach is tailored to your needs, ensuring you feel valued and accepted throughout the sessions. I prioritise being fully present and attuned, offering reflections on your experiences, to encourage further exploration or alternative views.

You may find that I enjoy using the occasional metaphor, and my favourite is the lens. It’s like having a metaphorical camera with interchangeable lenses. Together, we can zoom in and out on challenges, refocusing to uncover new perspectives.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
I appreciate the irony here, but flexibility is non-negotiable for me. Well-being is dynamic, and I prioritise adaptability to take care of myself—whether that involves being fully present and active during sports or immersing myself in a good book or TV series. I am mindful of my needs for both passive and active self-care.

My life motto:
‘Stories matter’ (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

My background and experience

I became a clinical psychologist to empower people to make changes in their lives for the better. With over a decade of dedicated experience, I’ve had the honour of supporting diverse individuals throughout their personal journeys.

I trained at University College London, and later expanded my practice to work with international clients from my private practice in Europe. During my career, I have worked in various settings, including hospitals, community centres, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), and charities dedicated to addressing human rights abuses.

After completing my doctorate training, I worked as a trauma specialist in London, building relationships with under-privileged communities affected by a major disaster. My role with children, adults and families focused on Trauma, emphasising the restoration of autonomy and the reclamation of control over their lives – a profoundly rewarding experience.

Over the last few years, my work has focused on addressing challenges such as Trauma, Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties, and OCD. My therapeutic approach is deeply personalised, incorporating thoughtful and evidence-based methods tailored to meet the unique needs of each person.

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I can help you with:

  • Anxiety: Generalised & Social
  • Body image difficulties
  • Childhood trauma
  • Communication and assertiveness
  • Depression and low mood
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes and transitions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal growth
  • Phobias and fears
  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress
  • Study, work or career related issues
  • Trauma backgrounds
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Wellbeing and self-care

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Compassion-based approaches
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic principles
  • Trauma-informed approaches