Dr. Gemma Kothari

I am a Clinical Psychologist and a Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner and accredited supervisor. 

I have been practising as a psychologist since 2007 and am the lead psychologist within an NHS community mental health team where I work with people who have complex, severe and enduring difficulties.  This includes people who experience depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders and relationship or interpersonal problems.  I routinely use CAT in my clinical work, both therapeutically and when supervising other clinicians, because of its relational and collaborative stance. I also draw upon ideas from compassion-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. 

Within my independent practice, I tend to see individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems and work issues.  I also see people who are having a difficult time for other reasons and need some support to better understand themselves and make changes in their life.  I have a particular interest in working with healthcare professionals, from people in training to senior and experienced clinicians.  I often choose CAT as a therapeutic approach because it provides me with the opportunity both in depth and in a time-limited way with a wide variety of people. 

Availability: Daytime on Monday and Wednesday. 


  • Psychological assessment and therapy: £120 per 50 minute session.
  • Clinical supervision: £100 per hour