Catherine Stobbs B.A.(Hons).,P.G.C.E., Reg MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
01271 859398 / 07713 984224
My name is Catherine and I am warm, friendly and easy to talk to. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP and abide by its ethical framework. Seeking support when we are feeling vulnerable can be a formidable experience and choosing which therapist to trust can be quite a challenge. As your counsellor, I am committed to working with you, quietly and gently, in a safe, confidential place where you can explore difficult feelings, such as those associated with anxiety, depression, trauma and loss.
I work with a wide range of issues such as phobias, painful memories of the past, including those rooted in childhood, fears for the future, or feelings of being 'stuck' or trapped. I can help you identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour and find ways to break free from the repetitive downward spiral of negative thoughts. Whatever you bring, I will be there to listen.
How counselling can help
I believe there are times for all of us when we may feel lost, helpless, unheard and alone. We may struggle with overwhelming feelings about ourselves, others and challenging events in our lives. But I also believe in our own inner ability to heal ourselves, build on our personal resources and view our lives from a place of greater clarity. In your sessions, I will strive to work alongside you to help develop your inner strength, sense of purpose and regain control of your life. Together we will undertake a gentle exploration of what has brought you to counselling and find ways of moving towards empowering you to make fresh choices for lasting change.
How I work
I am a trained integrative counsellor which means that I am not tied to one theoretical model and can adapt my approach according to your needs. I will support your right to work at your own pace and help you to find the way forward in a way that feels right for you. I have experience in working with a range of issues including:
* Anxiety and depression
* Relationship issues
* Low self esteem
* Work related issues
* Anger management
Taking the first step
I understand that taking the first step to ask for help can seem overwhelming. I also know that the idea of sharing difficult or intimate thoughts and feelings with someone you don't know can be a daunting prospect. If this is how it feels for you right now, then please feel free to get in touch.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org using the link at the top of this page or telephone 07713 984224 / 01271 859398 to book your first session.
Or to find out more about me, please visit my website catherinestobbscounselling.co.uk, again, using the link at the top of this page.
Where I work
I work privately from my own consulting room in Fremington, just outside Barnstaple with ample parking available.
When I work
I work from Monday to Saturday from 8am onwards, offering daytime appointments, as well as some early morning and evening appointments for those who are working or self employed. Please note I offer a reduced rate for daytime sessions held between 10am and 3pm - see fees below
Training, qualifications & experience
Reg MBACP - Registered Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill, Exeter
Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
Experience in counselling in hospice setting
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
Introduction to Developing Creative Contact with Clients
Full Indemnity Insurance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a wide range of issues and have a particular interest in working with phobias, anxiety, depression and sadness surrounding all aspects of grief, loss and bereavement.
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£40 per hour for individual sessions
£45 per hour for couples
£20.00 per hour for students of counselling
Reduced rate of £30 per hour for daytime sessions between 10am and 3pm
Some of the therapies which I use include
Grief and Bereavement counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available Monday to Saturday from 8am onwards. I currently have some evening sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|