Cathy De Pruski


07950 901985

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07950 901985

About me

Cognitive Analytic Therapy brings together cognitive approaches (CBT) and from psychoanalytic approaches into an integrated therapy. It offers a way to think about the self differently finding out what the problems and difficulties are; how they started; how they affect daily life, relationships, working life and choices.

Stressful events in life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Therapy can help to find solutions. What has happened to us colours how we see ourselves, others and the world. Sometimes this feels obvious and right but sometimes our patterns of thinking, feeling and acting can be the source of our problems and needs attending to. Therapy can help you to understand and change these patterns improving emotional wellbeing and quality of life.

Initially we would meet to discuss your situation and agree whether CAT or Counselling would be the best way forward for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in the NHS as a mental health nurse for the past 30 years. I specialised in Addictions for 10 years of that time and completed a Diploma in Humanistic Therapy and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Addictions. More recently, I worked in a busy A/E department providing mental health assessments for people in crisis.

I have worked with both adult and older adults and have experience of working with people with a range of conditions including adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement and loss.

Over the past 10 years I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT).
I have and continue to work in the voluntary sector.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I am a registered member of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Counselling £45 per 50 minute session

CAT £45 per 50 minute session) (usually 16 sessions and a follow up 3 months after therapy ends).

Further information

I work from my home in Headington on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Off road parking available.

Please email or telephone me (leaving a message if I am currently unavailable). I will return your call as soon as possible.

Maps & Directions

Oxford, OX3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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