Dr Katie Swift

Dr. Katie Swift

BSc, ClinPsyD

My Expertise



Senior Clinical Psychologist

Age Range

0-5 years, 6-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-18 years

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About Me

Katie has worked as a clinician within the NHS for the past ten years and 5 as a qualified psychologist. Katie has experience of working with people of different ages and backgrounds who are struggling with psychological distress but has gone on to specialise in working with children, young people and their families. Katie undertook her undergraduate degree at the University of Hull obtaining a BSc with Honours in the first class. Following her undergraduate degree she was co author on a Cochrane review and worked in a memory clinic. She then moved into research role in Nottingham, researching the experiences of young people with ADHD and publishing papers in peer reviewed journals.

During her training as a Clinical Psychologist, Katie chose to specialise in working with children, adolescents and their families who were experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. Katie is currently employed by Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she continues this work. In particular, Katie specialises in working with children and young people who may be suspected of having or are diagnosed with a neurodisability, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD, providing both assessment (including neuropsychological assessment) and intervention to both young people and their families.

Katie within her intervention role uses Cognitive behavioural therapy and Acceptance and commitment therapy, which she has completed training in post qualifying, specifically in the child and adolescent DNA-V model. Katie within her current role also provides consultations and liaison with schools and other professionals.

Prior to her role within the NHS, Katie spent time working in Canada as a ski instructor and has travelled extensively, also spending some time living in New York.

Katie is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL34184)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with Honours)
    University of Hull
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    University of Manchester