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About Me


I am a licensed psychologist registered with the Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos in Madrid. While originally from England, I have lived in Madrid for nearly ten years and am familiar with the joys and struggles that come with adapting to a new country and culture.


As a geeky teenager, I was inspired by teachers who made their lessons relevant to us using pop culture such as The Simpsons and Harry Potter. As a geek therapist, I'm passionate about meeting clients where they are, including their fandoms and interests, and using these in therapy to make clients feel more comfortable and build coping skills to face challenges.

I graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2012, an International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights from the World Health Organization in 2013, and my Master's in General Health Psychology in 2018. I trained as an accredited Mental Health First Aider and Instructor with Mental Health First Aid England and have delivered courses to service users, carers, NGO staff and private companies in the UK and Spain. I've volunteered with the Samaritans crisis service, the Nightline listening service for university students, and the National Autistic Society befriending service. 


My areas of focus are: Anxiety, Autism, Bullying, Chronic pain, Coaching, 
Coping skills, Counselling, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Relationship issues, Resilience, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Social skills, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Supporting caregivers, and Trauma.


I work with people with ADHD and autism spectrum conditions from a neurodivergence-affirming approach, focusing on strengths as well as strategies to navigate challenges. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and kink-friendly.


A handful of my fandoms. Left to right: The Sims, My Little Pony, TTRPG, board games, Pokémon


"While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing."
- Uncle Iroh, Avatar The Last Airbender

Catherine Richardson

Psicóloga General Sanitaria M-36968


BSc (Hons) Psychology (UK and Spain)

Máster en Psicología General Sanitaria

International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights

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