Dr. Kate Ellis
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor.
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Kate Ellis is a Senior Clinical Psychologist, registered and licensed by the Health and Care Professionals Council in the UK. Dr Kate completed her first PhD at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, researching the impact of trauma on young people. She completed a second Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christchurch University in England. Dr Kate is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the American University in Cairo and provides training and consultation to many NGO’s in Egypt in the area of trauma.
Dr Kate has been seeing clients in Egypt for over 9 years and offers individual, couples and family therapy to both adults and children (over the age of 7 years old) for a range of problems including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and family problems, trauma, eating disorders, bi-polar disorder and personality disorders. Dr Kate specializes in the treatment of trauma amongst adults and children. She also specializes in working with young people experiencing psychological distress, adjustment problems and behavioural or school related issues and works with families to resolve these situations.
Dr Kate offers an integrated approach to therapy and practices cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic and humanistic therapy, she is also a certified dialectical behaviour therapist. Dr Kate conducts therapy in English only at MPC clinic New Maadi as well as offering sessions online.
Dr Kate also offers neuropsychological assessment including a full intellectual assessment or tailored assessment of abilities such as language usage, attention, learning, processing speed, reasoning, remembering, problem-solving, mood, personality and executive function. In particular, neuropsychological assessment may be helpful as a tool to assist in diagnosis alongside medical tests, to determine if cognitive changes are the result of normal aging, a neurological illness, depression, anxiety or other causes. Furthermore, they can be used to determine cognitive strengths and difficulties after a neurological event such as stroke or traumatic brain injury and to establish a baseline before or after a medical treatment to understand whether cognitive function has been affected. Based on these assessments, clients will be offered treatment and rehabilitation plans where appropriate. Such assessment gives important information as to how to make adjustments to work, educational or daily activities of living to maximise ability and limit distress.
Dr Kate also works with individuals who are struggling with addictions.
Dr Kate is also experienced in offering autism assessments for both adults and children and this service is offered at MPC Degla.