Dr Renate Pantke

BSc Hons Psychology (first class) Leicester University

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)  Sheffield University

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society BPS (CPsychol) 

Postgraduate training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and in NICE guidelines approved treatment for eating disorders such as CBT, MANTRA and SSCM

HCPC Registration No. PYL19120; DBS Registration No. 001631139860

Registered with BUPA

I am a chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience across a range of settings in the NHS. These include a busy multi-cultural community mental health team in Sheffield, cognitive analytic group & individual therapy for adults who had experienced childhood sexual abuse and often other forms of abuse / neglect, acute general hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals including specialist eating disorder units, child and adolescent mental health, learning disability, brain injury rehabilitation and older people’s services. I have received award-winning recognition for my work as the clinical lead for the Sussex Eating Disorders Services by BEAT, the national eating disorder charity (Best Community Team 2014) and NHS England (runner up for the individual competence award 2014). Earlier in my career, my work to focus on the needs of young adults in a community mental health team in Sheffield was recognised by the NHS Innovation team.

Since leaving my post as consultant clinical psychologist and clinical lead for eating disorder in Sussex in July 2018, I work nationally providing expert assessments for the courts and as a clinical associate trainer for BEAT, the national eating disorder charity.  I also have a small private practice in Sheffield.  

In my private practice I work with people who may experience the following problems:

Depression or low mood (possibly associated with role changes, complicated bereavements or conflicts with others)

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders (I also offer skills training for people who support an adult with an eating disorders)

Experiences of childhood abuse (sexual, emotional, physical) and neglect

Difficulties managing emotions and having fulfilling relationships (sometimes described emotionally unstable personality disorders)

Anxiety problems for example obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety.

Addictive behaviours, self-esteem issues, clinical perfectionism, somatisation etc

You are more than welcome to bring a supportive other with you to our first session.  After an initial assessment we will decide how we will work together and which therapeutic model might be most appropriate for you to help you get the most out of our work.  We will also agree how many sessions we will meet for and use national guidelines to help us think about this.  For example, CAT therapy usually lasts between 12 and 24 weekly sessions.  Therapy for eating disorders can vary.  For example, NICE recommends between 20 to 40 sessions for anorexia nervosa.  For bulimia nervosa Guided Self-Help is recommended as an initial treatment which is much briefer than formal therapy for bulimia nervosa.


I am available on Thursday evenings.


My fees are £80 per 50 minute session.  A guided self-help session (which is about 25 minutes’ duration) is charged at £40 per session.