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Dr Kate Empson
Clinical Psychologist
remote ADHD & Autism assessments
Working day: Tuesdays
Unavailable for new clients
Kate is a Clinical Psychologist working in our assessment clinic offering remote ADHD & Autism assessments for young people & adults.

Kate is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with particular expertise in the area of neurodevelopmental differences, including autism and ADHD. Following her clinical training, Kate has worked within a number of community NHS services. These included learning disability services, working with both adults and children, and she also worked in a community based mental health team for older adults.  Since working in independent practice, she has specialised in providing assessments exploring neurodivergence with both adults and children, including providing specialist neurodevelopmental assessments with people who have experienced developmental trauma.  She has also acted as an expert witness for court.


  • Health Care Professionals Council

  • British Psychological Society


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Lancaster University,  2017

  • MSc in Abnormal & Clinical Psychology, Swansea University, Distinction, 2014

  • LLB in Law, Cardiff University, 2.1, 2012

  • BSc in Psychology, Cardiff University, 2.1,  2010

Work Experience:

  • December 2023–Present: Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director, Park Psychology Services, York

  • May 2022–December 2023: Associate Clinical Psychologist, Evolve Psychology Services, Huddersfield

  • January 2022–February 2023: Associate Clinical Psychologist, Focus Mental Health

  • September 2021-February 2024: Associate Clinical Psychologist, Oakdale Centre, Harrogate

  • September 2021–November 2022: Clinical Supervisor, Park Psychology Services

  • March 2019-December 2021: Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist (Full Time), Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Adult Learning Disability Team, and Children’s Health Team, Tees, Esk, & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

  • October 2017-October 2018: Clinical Psychologist (Full Time), North Manchester Community Learning Disability Team, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

  • October 2017-March 2019: Associate Lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology, Lancaster University

Further training:

  • Assessing for ADHD in Children & Young People, Dr Jo Steer and Dr Claire Berry, 2024

  • ADHD: Behind The Label, WPS, 2024

  • MIGDAS Training (Adults), Dr Marilyn Monteiro/WPS, 2023

  • MIGDAS Training (Children), Dr Marilyn Monteiro/WPS, 2023

  • Autism Clinical Interview for Adults, Newcastle University, 2023

  • ADOS Reliability Training, Dr Marianna Murin, 2023

  • ADI-R Training, Compass Psychology, 2023

  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD, UKAAN, 2023

  • Attachment, Neurodevelopment and  Psychopathology, Tavistock and Portman, 2022

  • ADOS Reliability Training, Dr Marianna Murin, 2021 

  • ADOS Training, Pearson (Online), 2021 

  • Introductory Course in Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassionate Mind Foundation, 2021 

  • Flash Technique, Dr Philip Manfield (Online), 2021

  • Empathy in Leadership, Carolyn Cleveland (Online), 2021

  • Suicide Awareness Training, TEWV (Online), 2021

  • Accredited Supervisor Training, University of Manchester (BPS), 2020


  • Sellwood, B., Empson, K., & Day, C. (2018).  The Role of Self-Compassion, Shame and Guilt in “Emotional Over-involvement”. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12(Suppl. 1), 210. - (Presented at the 2018 Early Intervention in Mental Health Conference, in Boston, USA).

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