Catherine Knibbs BSc, PG Dip, Reg MBACP (accred) Child & Adult- UKCP Adult
3 West Parade
I can help you to explore your difficulties and find those inner resources and powers you have that will help you overcome this troublesome time. When we are troubled by the pressures of daily life, decisions, changes or by our past it can help to share this with someone who cares and will spend the time with you, listening in a non judgemental way. You may not even have to use words as I am qualified to use creative methods in order to help you discover and resolve your difficulties in other ways.
I can provide therapy via a secure video/online service such as PlusGuidance/Vsee/FaceTime (Not Skype) for people who have difficulty in getting to me physically. For example for people who suffer with Anxiety and feel they cannot visit a counsellor in person. This service can be just as therapeutic as face to face in a room, it is a different way of working, however is no less than being in my room.
I provide a therapeutic space in which there is opportunity for anyone of any age to play, draw, use creative materials and express themselves in a safe and controlled way. With or without words. I often use sandtray therapy as a non-talking way to help and explore an issue.
Our Well being, which includes emotional, psychological and physical is the most valuable gift we can give ourselves. To be able to communicate our thoughts, wishes, hopes and dreams with another person is the most precious gift we can share. I can help you learn how to communicate with other people in this way. I can help you learn about yourself and who you really are.
The room I use is located in a discreet position within Central Wakefield and easy to get to.
I am registered with the Long Boat Home as a Veterans therapist offering services to ex- servicemen and their families. I am also partnering a local therapy service for victims of sexual abuse, both Adult and Child.
I can work with short term issues and longer term issues such as Eating Disorders, Personality Difficulties and Mental Health disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
After leaving school and studying for a short while I joined the Army as an Instrument technician. After four years I married and left to raise my family. I divorced many years ago and this was difficult. I raised my now adult children as a single parent for approximately 15 years and managed my studies whilst being a full time mum. I also ran a Karate club and was a qualified FA football coach whilst my sons were growing up. I know how hard these times can be.
I returned to study as a mature student and went from A levels onto a Psychology degree BSc, with honours. After this I studied a 3 year course and a Post Graduate Dip in Psychotherapy studying both Child, Young person and Adult course content before qualifying as a Therapeutic Counsellor
I am a registered member of BACP (accredited) and adhere to their codes of ethical and professional practice.
I am currently continuing my study to masters level and my focus is on how young people are using social media and the internet and how this is affecting the development of their brains and their relationships with other people.
I have worked with children and young people from 3-19 and in two charities within the West Yorkshire area and schools helping children with many different issues.
I have also worked with Adults in various settings with West Yorkshire.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- 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
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in Trauma and Abuse (sexual, physical and emotional) in Children and Young People.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
£45 per session
Fees can be negotiated where financial difficulties are currently being experienced, however we would need to discuss this face to face.
First/Assesment sessions are approximately half an hour to forty five minutes and cost £20.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me to discuss a suitable time. I work both during the day and evenings on Thursdays and Fridays only. Please call as there may be a waiting list.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am UKCP, Reg MBACP (accred) and also study under other governing bodies.View supervision profile