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Rouken Glen Psychology

High quality and effective therapy delivered locally or online

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Dr Katie Smith

Hello, I am Dr Katie Smith, founder of Rouken Glen Psychology.  I am a caring, experienced and professional clinical psychologist who is committed to helping individuals achieve optimal well-being and overcome life's inevitable challenges.  In 2019 I founded Rouken Glen Psychology to provide a high quality and client-centred service, with a focus on evidence-based psychological therapies. Rouken Glen Psychology provides a service to adults aged 18 years and over, who are struggling with common mental health difficulties or adjusting to physical health problems.  I also provide supervision of psychological therapy to other practitioners, particularly CBT and related approaches.

 

I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC number PYL 19641) and am also a Chartered Psychologist, meaning that I am recognised by the British Psychological Society as having the highest level of psychological knowledge and expertise. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Glasgow, 2003), a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Glasgow, 1999) and I regularly undertake Continued Professional Development. I am an approved provider by the major health insurance companies and accept self-funding clients.

 

I previously worked for over 20 years within the NHS, in services for people with common mental health difficulties and in hospitals with patients recovering from illness and injury.  I have experience providing specialist psychological assessments and therapy, delivering training, developing psychology services and supervising other professionals. Most recently I worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a specialist service for people with gender dysphoria, until 2019.

Dr Katie Smith

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Associates

Associates

Rouken Glen Psychology's associates are registered, highly qualified and trusted colleagues. On contacting Rouken Glen Psychology you will be offered a free introductory call with Dr Katie Smith who will discuss your needs, preferences and fit with an appropriate clinician. If you are referred to an associate for any assessment or therapy, then your associate will provide you with a set of their terms and conditions and will be fully responsible for your work together.

Dr Rasa Butrimaviciute
 
Dr Rasa is a Clinical Psychologiswho specialises in helping people to move through difficult life experiences, improve their relationships and grow their self-esteem. She offers a safe space where she will invite you to explore unhelpful life patterns and find ways towards your own path of recovery. Dr Rasa qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2020 and practices part-time as a Clinical Psychologist in NHS Lanarkshire. She is registered with the HCPC (registration number PYL38382). She has nine years of experience in NHS mental health services, including a specialist psychological trauma service where she helped people reclaim their lives from the traumatic past experiences.

Dr Rasa's current interests lie within somatic approaches, relationship difficulties and the impact of inter-generational trauma. Rasa’s approach is warm and supportive. She will work with you to understand what matters to you and help you achieve your goals, drawing on her expertise in Cognitive Behavioural, Compassion Focused and Schema Therapies.

Dr Rasa Butrimaviciute
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Specialist areas

Specialist areas 

Below are some examples of the kind of problems we commonly work with at Rouken Glen Psychology. However, there are many types of difficulties not listed here which we can help with, so please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your own requirements.

Anxiety

Anxiety affects us all from time-to-time. When it stops us from doing things that are important to us or interferes with our relationships, then psychological therapy can be helpful.  The sorts of problems that we can help with include general feelings of anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and  obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Life transitions

Life can throw up challenges, both expected and unexpected. Sometimes this can lead us to feel derailed, ‘stuck’ or that we have lost ourselves and we can struggle to see a way forward. Under these circumstances, psychological therapy can be helpful.

Depression

Whilst it’s normal to feel low, down or sad at times, if these feelings are persistent and/or worsening, it is important to seek help. Psychological therapy can help you to understand and tackle the issues underlying your depression.

Trauma

Although humans are generally resilient to trauma, in certain circumstances the effects of a trauma or series of traumas can persist for months and years. It may feel impossible to get back to ‘normal’ or you may experience distressing memories, thoughts or dreams related to the event. Evidence-based psychological interventions can help you process what has happened and move forwards in constructive ways.

Relationships

The quality of our relationships and our sense of connection with others are crucial in life.  One of the most important things we can do to improve our mental health and quality of life is to improve our relationships and social support. Psychological therapy can help give us the necessary insights and tools to change.

Physical health issues

Our physical and mental health are linked in various ways. We have specific experience supporting people with physical health problems, for example adjustment to illness or injury, rehabilitation and health behaviour change. Dr Smith has a particular interest in supporting people struggling with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and perimenopause.

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