Inspire Psychologists is an independent clinical psychology service providing effective and evidenced-based psychological assessment, formulation, and therapy for adults and young people who may be experiencing a range of difficulties or mental health problems. These may include issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.

We all experience difficult and painful times in our lives; psychological and emotional distress are natural and understandable responses to this. Sometimes the way we feel can impact on our general well-being and affect our everyday lives and relationships. They may have no identifiable cause, and can impact on the way we view ourselves and those around us, leaving us feeling confused or lost. At these times, we may benefit from support in understanding and coping with our experiences. If this sounds like you, then you no longer have to manage these challenges alone; by reading this page, you have taken the first step towards overcoming your difficulties.

My aim is to support you through the emotional distress you are experiencing by using psychological therapies that are proven to help you to overcome your difficulties.

About Us

Dr Katie Pownell, Clinical Psychologist
My name is Dr Katie Pownell, and I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. I hold a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from Staffordshire & Keele Universities, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Huddersfield.

I have extensive and specialist experience of working with adults, young people, and families who are experiencing emotional distress or mental health difficulties that are impacting on their wellbeing. I currently work as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, with adults who have experienced a range of life events and challenges that have led to the development complex mental health problems.

I offer an empathic, compassionate, and professional psychology service, and work with a range of emotional, psychological, and mental health difficulties. I aim to work collaboratively with you, and draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches in doing so.


I am trained and experienced in a range of different modes of therapy, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing).

The basis of any therapeutic intervention is a comprehensive assessment which is used to build a formulation, or understanding, of your difficulties; this will inform the treatment to best suit your needs. You may already have an idea of the particular therapy you would like to explore, or you may not; either way, we will work in partnership towards achieving your goals.

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting my page and taking the time to read about Inspire Psychologists.  I look forward to hearing from you and working together to improve your wellbeing.

If you would like to arrange an appointment, have any questions, or would like further information, please get in touch:

Email: drkatie@inspirepsychologists.co.uk

Inspire Psychologists offer appointments at:

  • The Space Liverpool, 60 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AD

If you require urgent assistance, please contact your GP; we do not provide urgent or emergency appointments.