Catharine Edwards

Catharine Edwards

70 Berry Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ3 3QJ

01803 554051 / 07729482740

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70 Berry Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ3 3QJ

01803 554051 / 07729482740

About me

Counselling may benefit many adults and young people that feel they are going through difficult or challenging times in their lives. I work with adults and specialise in working with teenagers and young people.

I have been a qualified counsellor for 7 years. My background is working in schools and family support with in Children Centres.

I am a very calm and empathetic counsellor and believe very much in the process of the relationship between the client and the counsellor and the baring this has on bringing about positive change. I understand each client is an individual and will have a very different story. I respect this and work towards building a place where the clients feel comfortable to have and hear their own voice and work in the development of the skills they already hold that will support their issues in the best way for them.

I am a warm and friendly person and believe that counselling can also allow and give time to celebrate the joys, excitement and fun in life when they come up in order to have a balance and normality within the relationship.

Counselling for Adults

Our lives are constantly changing and sometimes these changes can have a huge impact on us.  It may be that you find yourself unable to deal with situations in ways that are helpful for you. This may lead you to feel differently about yourself and others. Change can be a positive thing and sometimes we need support to understand how to adapt and manage the way we feel about this and the environment we live in.

Counselling for teenagers and young people

Counselling can support Y.P by giving them the opportunity to express how they feel and find strategies that may help them manage. For children this may be through approaches that incorporate play and creative methods. When working with children it may be helpful to include family members if this is deemed helpful.

For some teenagers and young people, growing up can be very challenging. This can come from many different areas such as having to make decisions about your future, to managing your friendships and relationships with friends and family.

It can often be a confusing time, leading to high levels of anxiety and stress. It may be that you have found ways to cope and control these issues that can be more damaging than helpful to your life.

Counselling can be a way to promote a more healthy means to managing your difficulties by finding other strategies and supporting positive communication. Sometimes it can just be helpful to have someone that  really wants to hear what YOU have to say.

At present I work within my own private practice working with adults and young people and trained as an integrative counsellor. I work in a person centred approach mainly whilst integrating other methods such as, T.A, gestalt, C.B.T that may support the client. As I counsel young people and children I work in a creative medium also, using art, sand tray and other creative approaches..

I work with issues such as anxiety, loss, stress, bereavement, personal development, self esteem,
self harm and parenting issues.

I also work at a local collage as a school counsellor and with the charity Children and Families in Grief as a sessional therapist.

As a member of the BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and the values and principle that are practiced within this.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Children and Young people (The Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2013}

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, BACP Accredited, (Iron Mill Institute, Exeter 2009}

Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill Institute, Exeter 2006)

Degree in Psychology, (BSc(H) Open University 2002,)

Training

Child Protection :Foundation Child Protection Training Course (2008) The Children’s Society

Understanding Domestic Voilence as a Serious Child Protection Issue (2008) Torbay Safegarding Children Board

Brief-Solution Focus Training (2009) CAHMS

Sand Play Therapy Workshop(2009) Rosemary Kirby (Integrative Counsellor/Supervisor)

Working with Anger (2009) Torbay care trust

Story telling Therapy (2011) CAHMS

Impact of Parental Mental Health on Children and Young people (2007) Torbay Safegarding Children Board

Webster Stratton :Incredible Years: Parenting Programme (2007) NHS

Childline counselling course: (2002) Childline

Effective Group Work:22 March 2006, The Skills Development Service Ltd

Promoting Equal Opportunities: 21st April 2005, Pre- School Learning Alliance

Including Everybody: 15th Febuary 2005, Kids Active

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Sessions are £35.00 for one hour.

This usually takes place once a week but can be increased if necessary,

Further information

I work from home and have a comfortable room with own access. There is parking available. I have one step into the house so possible wheel chair access..

Maps & Directions

Paignton, TQ3 3QJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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