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Kate M Bennett

I am a Health and Care Professionals (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Health Psychologist. I have taught Health Psychology at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels since 1993. I became a Chartered Health Psychologist in 1999 and, since 2009, I have supervised Health Psychology Stage 2 students. In 2010 I and became an HCPC Registered Practioner Health Psychologist.

I also supervise the doctoral work of clinical psychology students, and research postgraduate students.

I have mentored and coached colleagues for more than two decades.

My research expertise and evidence-based practice focus on the psychology of ageing, caring, resilience, and more recently COVID-19.

I am also Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

My Services

Coaching and Mentoring

I have many years experience of mentoring and coaching within Higher Education. I specialise in helping academics navigate career pathways, and identify areas for development which will enable coachees/mentees to take the next steps in their careers. I utlise a range of strategies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and techniques learnt through the course of my own professional development. I have experience of successfully mentoring colleagues through the academic promotions process; improving grant and academic writing; facilitating career decision making; and supporting clients with the ups and downs of academic life. These skills are transferable to other professions, especially in the public sector.

Kate is an exceptional mentor to me, providing both expert advice and a willingness to share her own experiences. Kate is genuinely interested in helping me to progress my career, and she is always kind, non-directive and non-judgemental. I trust Kate's advice and feel very lucky that I have gained such a strong ally and confidant, who never tries to mould me to her perspective. Kate's support is invaluable. HMH
I was struggling with motivation at work with no clear path to progress. I was stuck and needed to clarify my career goals. Kate has helped me realise what is important to me workwise and in life. I have found the experience very positive. I am now in a much better position. AS

Prices

  • Introductory 30 minute meeting free
  • £120 per 50 minutes
  • £650 for 6 sessions
  • Contact me to discuss reduced rates for retired, unemployed and students
  • Health Psychology Stage 2 Supervision

    I am a co-ordinating supervisor for the BPS Qualification in Health Psychology (QHP)(Stage 2). I have experience of supervising all 5 competencies: teaching; research; consultancy; behaviour change; and professional skills. I have supervised to successful completion two Stage 2 students, and am currently supervising two more. I have also designed a Stage 1 online MSc in Health Psychology.

    I have been Kate's Stage 2 Supervisee since 2015. Kate has been a patient, kind and caring supervisor to me throughout. She understands and lets her supervisees prioritise the tasks at their pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the supervision along with her kind and caring attitude. I recommend her to anyone who wishes to seek her supervision. I wish her the best. SA

    Prices

  • Introductory 30 minute meeting free
  • £250 per quarter
  • One-to-One

    I offer one-to-one health psychology therapeutic services. I utilise both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)in my practice. My specialist areas draw on my own research and those of others in the field. Thus, my practice is truly evidence-based. Below I give key papers which provide my evidence-base.

    Bereavement and Grief

    I have been studying bereavement and widowhood for over 30 years. I understand that grief and sadness are common and normal experiences for those who have lost loved ones. But I also recognise that people sometimes need to talk through their feelings and experiences with people who are independent of family and friends. On occasion too, the experiences are prolonged and/or deeply painful. Further, bereavement encompasses not only losses through death, but through separation, other losses and where grief is disenfranchised. I can provide support in across these cases and intervention where needed.

  • Bennett, K. M. Morselli,D. Spahni, S. & Perrig-Chiello, P. (2019). Trajectories of Resilience Among Widows: A Latent Transition Model. Aging and Mental Health. Published online: 9 Aug 2019.
  • Bennett, K. M. Gibbons, K. & Mackenzie-Smith, S. (2010). Loss and restoration in later Life: An examination of the Dual Process Model of coping with bereavement. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 61(4), 315-332.
  • Bennett, K. M., Hughes, G. M. & Smith, P. T. (2005a). Coping, depressive feelings and gender differences in late life widowhood. Aging and Mental Health, 9(4), 348-353.
  • Prices

  • Introductory 30 minute meeting free
  • £120 per 50 minutes
  • £650 for 6 sessions
  • Contact me to discuss reduced rates for unwaged
  • Challenges of Caring

    Almost everybody at sometime of their life provides care for somebody; a child; a partner; a parent; or a friend. Sometimes providing this care is stressful or burdensome. Using both ACT and CFT I help people manage their caring responsibilities and support their own wellbeing.

  • Gallagher, S. & Bennett, K.M.(2021). Caregiving and allostatic load predict future illness and disability: A population-based study. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health
  • Donnellan,W. J., Bennett, K. M. & Soulsby, L. K. (2014). What are the factors that facilitate or hinder resilience in older Spousal Dementia Carers? A qualitative study. Aging and Mental Health, 19(10), 932-939.
  • Windle, G. & Bennett, K. M. (2011). Resilience and caring relationships. In M. Ungar (Ed.), Social Ecology of Resilience. New York: Springer.

    Prices

  • Introductory 30 minute meeting free
  • £120 per 50 minutes
  • £650 for 6 sessions
  • Contact me to discuss reduced rates for unwaged
  • Resilience

    There is a lot of talk about the importance of being resilient. I see resilience as a process of negotiating, manageing and adapting to significant sources of stress or trauma (Windle, 2011). Along with Gill Windle I have developed the Ecological Model of Resilience.We believe that individual, community and societal resources can be drawn upon to faciliate resilience or 'bouncing back' from life's challenges. I help people to develop and access those resources to become more reslient and to identify, and reduce, those factors which hinder resilience.
  • Panzeri, A., Bertamini, M., Butter, S., Levita, L., Gibson-Miller, J., Vidotto, G., Bentall, R.P. & Bennett, K. M. (2021). Factors impacting Resilience as a result of Exposure to COVID-19 in Italy: the Ecological Resilience Model. PLoS ONE,16(8): e0256041.
  • Windle, G. Bennett, K. M. & Macleod, C. (2020). The influence of life experiences on the development of resilience in older people with co-morbid health problems. Frontiers in Medicine.
  • Bennett, K. M. (2015). Emotional and Personal resilience Through Life. Future of an Ageing Population: Evidence Review. London: Foresight, Government Office for Science.
  • Prices

  • Introductory 30 minute meeting free
  • £120 per 50 minutes
  • £650 for 6 sessions
  • Contact me to discuss reduced rates for unwaged
  • Ageing

    We live in an increasingly ageing world. People are faced with the challenges of growing older which can include changing physical and mental health, transitions to retirement, changes in marital status, and increasing caring responsibilities. Many adults now juggle work, being a sandwich carer (looking after both children and parents), whilst trying to manage work-life balance. Utilising my research knowledge, ACT and CFT I aim to help people manage these challenges to lessen the impact on physical and mental health.
  • Derrer-Merk, E., Ferson, S., Mannis, A., Bentall, R., & Bennett, K.M. (2022a). Older people's family relationships in disequilibrium during the COVID-19 pandemic. What really matters? Ageing and Society, 1-18.
  • Bennett, K. M. (2015). Social Engagement Overview. Age UK (Eds) In Improving Later Life: Vulnerability and Resilience in Later Life. London: Age UK.
  • Bennett, K. M. (2006). Does marital status and marital status change predict physical health in older adults? Psychological Medicine, 36(9), 1313-1320.
  • Clinical Supervision

    I also provide clinical supervision utilising an ACT framework.

    Prices

  • Introductory 30 minute meeting free
  • £120 per 50 minutes
  • £650 for 6 sessions
  • Contact me for reduced rates for unwaged
  • Consultancy and Training

    I provide bespoke consultancy and training in the following areas:

  • Qualitative methods;
  • Resilience building utilising the Ecological Framework of Resilience (Windle & Bennett, 2011);
  • Bereavement and widowhood service development and evaluation;
  • Curriculum design.
  • Contact me for rates.

    For further information contact Professor Bennett here




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