Principal Clinician
Dr Karen Barton is a chartered clinical psychologist and Principal Clinician with Karen Barton Psychology and Associates. With more than 20 years experience in health services, including the NHS, she has worked with individuals, families and couples but also extensively with staff teams offering supervision and training. She has submitted more than 100 medico-legal reports to the courts. Karen has trained to the highest level to deliver a variety of psychological therapies. She is an accredited practitioner with the British Associated of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP), recognising her proficiency in CBT (Cogntive Behavioural Therapy). She is also a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapist and a CFT (Compassion Focused Therapist). She is registered with various health insurers including BUPA, AVIVA, WPA and AXA, please call to discuss your requirements.  

Dr Karen Barton's CV  provides further details of her experience.

For more information on specific therapies please see our Services for Individuals page.

Clinical Associates

In addition to Dr Barton's skills we have a wider team of clinicians whose skills may  suit individual needs.  All associates meet the high clinical standards set by the British Psychological Society and have evidence of continuing professional development. All Clinical Psychologists working  with Karen Barton and Associates have Enhanced DBS Clearance and Public Liability Insurance.
Dr Adele Phillips
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Dr Adele Phillips is a chartered clinical psychological and associate clinician with Karen Barton Psychology. Adele has experience of working with individuals, couples, children and families in a variety of NHS settings. She has particular interests in working with individuals who are experiencing psychological difficulties associated with significant life events and loss, as well as mental health concerns arising in the perinatal period (both ante- and post-natal). Adele primarily uses CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) within her therapeutic work.

Dr Jamie Yapp
Registered and Chartered Psychologist
 As well as undertaking various roles within secure and community settings, Jamie also works privately as a therapist within the community, helping people to understand, resolve and overcome difficulties linked to relationships, internal turmoil, identity, attachment difficulties, mental illness, and substance misuse. Jamie uses a variety of techniques within his therapeutic approach, (ACT, CBT, Psychoanalytic), and he is also a Certified Schema Therapist.

Clinic Rooms

​Consultations are available at  dedicated therapy centres.

Appointments in Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 6DR:
Monday (10 am - 5pm)
Tuesday (10am-3pm)
Wednesday (10am - 3pm)
​Thursday (10am - 3pm)
​Friday (10am - 6pm)

Further appointments are available in
Park Rd Counselling Centre, Coventry CV1 2LE
Monday (1pm -5pm)
Tuesday (4.30pm-6pm)
Thursday (10am - 6pm)

and Worcester (on request). Please contact us for further details.

​All venues are within easy reach of public transport and have parking available if necessary.

We aim to offer an initial appointment within 2-3 weeks of first contact.
Dr Karen Barton MBpS, ClinPsyD, CPsychol.
Dr Adele Phillips ClinPsyD, CPsychol
Dr Jamie Yapp CPsychol
Central England Holistic Therapy College, Kings Heath Birmingham
Park Counselling Centre, Coventry