Catherine Chatwin

Catherine Chatwin

Hilderstone College
14-16 St. Peters Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2JW

07716 755244

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Hilderstone College
14-16 St. Peters Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2JW

07716 755244

About me

I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with experience of working within NHS mental health services for over 6 years. I provide one to one confidential therapy in my consulting room in Broadstairs.

Many clients often describe to me how they don’t feel normal and they can’t seem to get themselves to do the simplest things. Sometimes it is a big relief to find out that their symptoms are normal and that a lot of people have similar experiences. Cognitive behavioural therapy has been devised to work with these symptoms to provide relief. There are techniques that can be used to improve on these symptoms in a relatively short space of time.

I offer a free half hour telephone consultation.

I am very excited about working with CBT. It is a proactive, common sense therapy that gives excellent results for the clients who use the various techniques. Unlike counselling where most of the work is done within the session, with CBT you have techniques to try between sessions and these enable you to improve your symptoms in a shorter time frame.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is person centred, meaning all techniques are chosen by you. I advise on the best ones for your symptoms and as you are the expert on you, I let you guide treatment by deciding on what techniques you feel you would like to start with. I provide lots of guidance and support and you are never asked to do anything that would be uncomfortable or difficult. I believe a stepped approach is the key to success and we will work together to create a treatment plan that suits you and your recovery pace. I feel strongly that you should feel safe and comfortable with me and not judged by what you are experiencing.

CBT is an evidence-based treatment, meaning there has been a lot of research into its efficiency as a treatment and the government have widely rolled out CBT as a therapy within the NHS.

I am also trained in acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy and dialectic based therapy. I use elements of these therapies alongside CBT to promote a holistic approach giving you the best chances of a swift and stable recovery.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Third Wave CBT (British Psychological Society)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Canterbury Christchurch University)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Psychological Interventions (Canterbury Christchurch University)
  • Degree in Psychology with Early Childhood Studies (Canterbury Christchurch University)
  • I am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Member organisations

BABCP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Health anxiety
  • Social anxiety

Fees

Free half an hour telephone consultation

Sessions are 1 hour in length.

Daytime sessions: £40

Evening sessions: £45

Students/under 18s/Emergency services or NHS staff: £30

Further information

Therapy can be either short or long-term with no minimum or maximum number of sessions.

  • Private practice conveniently located near Broadstairs railway station and local bus stops
  • Off-street parking is available
  • Day and evening appointments available.

I understand that it can be a big step contacting a therapist and welcome you to contact me with any queries you may have by phone, text or email.

Maps & Directions

Broadstairs, CT10 2JW

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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