Catherine Mc Clafferty (Experienced BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist)

Catherine Mc Clafferty (Experienced BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist)


07415123263 / 07415123263

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07415123263 / 07415123263

About me

My clinic trending-living is a forward-looking Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Clinic that offers an experienced, professional and confidential service based in a discreet location in central Norwich and also online via Skype video. I provide regular supervision consultation work within a leading NHS psychology trust in London. I am passionate about keeping up to date with current research developments and practice in order to maintain high standards of therapy practice and recovery for my clients.

In addition to CBT I am also trained in other evidence based therapeutic approaches which are sometimes used in conjunction with CBT or as a stand alone treatment in itself. At assessment, we will discuss your presenting problems and propose a treatment package based on current evidence base of most successful treatment recovery and guidelines. Therapy is about helping you to learn new ways of managing your distress and difficulties when it arises and to help you to move towards a meaningful and purposeful life that is important to you. Sessions are weekly for maximum outcome.

Traditional CBT - Effective approach to overcome a range of phobias, Depression (including peri/post natal depression anxiety) and a range of Anxiety Disorders (generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, illness anxiety disorder /health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, post traumatic disorder, habit disorders including skin picking, body dysmorphic disorder, stress, grief, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) - Effective trauma treatment where clients do not wish to go into verbal depth of the trauma in session.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) - For those wishing to overcome low mood, stress, self criticism, relentless standards, low confidence and anxiety through the development and cultivation of a greater sense of self-compassion. It is also useful for cultivating greater awareness levels, increasing the capacity to self-soothe and regulate difficult emotions, generating feelings of internal peace and mindfulness and staying present. CFT is very effective in addressing feelings of shame or guilt in the context of depression, trauma or grief.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - For those clients wishing to develop a greater sense of acceptance, residence and psychological flexibility in relation to their problems. ACT can be very useful in the treatment of long term health conditions as well as depression and anxiety difficulties.

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) - For those wishing to overcome relationship difficulties and fears which impact our ability to form balanced relationships. Most clients usually notice the pattern that they want to change and find an alternative way for them to respond tin the interactions that are important to them.

I specialise in the treatment of Depression, OCD, PTSD and Low Self-Esteem

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently run a private practice in Norwich and also provide regular NHS supervision consultation for qualified therapists and trainees in a leading Mental Health Trust in London. I also offer CPD training to NHS teams and other organisations. I am an evidenced based clinician and maintain a high success rate with my clients. I am deeply committed to working hard in assisting my clients to achieve their therapy goals. My approach is non-judgemental, collaborative, compassionate and goal orientated. Prior to this I held a Senior Lecturer/Programme Lead HI CBT position within the Dept of Clinical Psychology based at Norwich Medical School at UEA.

Prior to taking up the teaching role I worked for a leading NHS London Psychology Service as a Senior Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist and Manager. I present at Conferences internationally and I am one of the first Psychotherapists in Europe to have trained in Functional Analytical Psychotherapy. I am also trained and experienced in other contemporary CBT related therapeutic approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy which targets high levels of self critical or shamed based difficulties and PTSD/Trauma based interventions including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (MEDR).

My background is in Mental Health Nursing. Clinical experience in both in the NHS and the Private Sector including The Priory Hospital where I worked with Dr.David Veale, OCD/BDD expert. I am a fully accredited and recognised member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy since 2009.

Member organisations

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Costs - £70 per session

Treatment Packages - The number of sessions vary from 3-20 depending on the presenting problem

Therapy Methods: Face to face, online Skype and telephone.

All Major Insurance Companies registered.

Further information

Publication: Expanding the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Traditions: An Application of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Treatment in a Case Study of Depression - McClafferty, Catherine. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v7 n2-3 p90-95 2012

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mon-Fri 8.30-9pm Sat 9-2pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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