Business consultancy & teaching


Business consultations

Along with fellow psychologist, Dr Philippa Spencer, I provide consultations for businesses on how to use psychological knowledge and research to overcome challenges within companies.  

Bespoke training courses

We have developed a range of training courses, based on the latest research evidence.  We also provide bespoke training courses tailored to the specific challenges facing staff and managers. Training can be adapted to small or large groups, away days or brief summaries.

Most popular topics

  • Mental health & suicide awareness
  • Resilience
  • Stress management
  • Burnout
  • Emotional intelligence

Teaching therapists


Building resilience

Based on new research into Positive Psychology and resilience, I developed a workshop teaching the key skills to be resilient in response to the challenges of life.  I have taught this workshop to numerous groups of students and professionals.  I have also taught these skills to mental health professionals to incorporate into their therapeutic practice.

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

NHS 10 day training course includes:

  • Introduction to the CBT model, its evolution, key defining features and evidence base 
  • Ethical and legal aspects of CBT 
  • Developing and maintaining a collaborative relationship 
  • Session structuring and homework 
  • Assessment, problem selection and goal-setting 
  • Making sense of problems with a cross-sectional formulation process 
  • Cognitive-behavioural techniques 
  • CBT applications: working with depression, general anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Ending therapy, relapse-prevention and therapy blueprint

Where have you taught?

  • NHS Mental Health Trust, providing 2 & 10 day in-house training courses
  • University of the West of England (UWE) Student Wellbeing Service
  • Queen Mary, University of London, Advice and Counselling Service
  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) South West Branch
  • Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP)

Who have you taught?

Psychiatrists, counsellors, psychotherapists, GPs, physiotherapists, nurses and mental health workers

Contact Us

Send us a message

Dr Kate Castle

07887 908 433