Cathy De Pruski
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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Counselling £45 per 50 minute session
CAT £45 per 50 minute session) (usually 16 sessions and a follow up 3 months after therapy ends).
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client