About us

Adélie Psychology is an independent clinical psychology practice for children, young people, and families run by Dr Catherine Lawrence in Warwickshire.

Dr Catherine Lawrence
BSc (Hons), MPhil, DClinPsyc, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Dr Catherine Lawrence

Catherine qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2007 from the University of Oxford.  She is currently a Practitioner becoming certified in DDP.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist Catherine has focussed on, and is passionate about, working with infants, children, young people and families. Catherine worked in the NHS for 19 years, from 2001 to 2020. She has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), a specialist mental health team for looked after and adopted children, a specialist autism assessment service, and also with children and young people with a learning disability and autism. Catherine worked as a Clinical Lead/Lead Psychologist in the NHS for 6 years before setting up her own independent practice in 2019.  

Catherine enjoys being creative in her work with children and young people and is passionate about helping them develop healthy attachment relationships and improved emotional wellbeing. 

Professional Registrations

Catherine is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist, the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a Chartered member with Associate Fellow Status, and the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute (DDPI) as a Practitioner becoming certified in DDP.

Qualifications

Catherine has the following qualifications:

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with Honours
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Children & Young People’s Mental Health Services
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills

Our Story

Adélie (ah-deh-lee) Psychology was born out of Catherine’s lifetime love of penguins and 24 year academic and clinical career in psychology.  Why not combine the two in your own practice?  Adélie penguins have a lively, playful nature.  They show fearless, relentless curiosity and each have unique and charming personalities, just like children. Unfortunately, there are no real Adélie penguins in the practice but they do make an appearance as the logo for the practice.

Values

Catherine has a strong values base and holds compassion and care close to her heart which guides her work. Contact us to find out more information and see if you feel the way Catherine works will fit with you or your organisation.