Catherine Stobbs B.A.(Hons).,P.G.C.E., Reg MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
01271 859398 / 07713 984224
Flexible, affordable counselling and psychotherapy services in North Devon covering Barnstaple, Bideford and surrounding areas
My name is Catherine and I am warm, friendly and easy to talk to. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP and abide by its ethical framework. Conveniently based near Barnstaple and within easy reach of Bideford, I offer calm, confidential counselling in a safe, non-judgemental space. As your counsellor, I am committed to working with you, quietly and thoughtfully, in a 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 personally and professionally experienced the profound benefits that counselling can bring and understand the need to offer you a welcoming place where I can walk alongside you in exploring and making sense of your situation.
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.
I offer a free initial thirty minute consultation either face to face or by telephone to help with beginning this process. Email me at email@example.com 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. I also offer a reduced rate to students of counselling and those on low incomes. For more details please see 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
- 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)
- 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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My fees are £35 for an hour for individual sessions
£40 per session for couples
Some daytime sessions currently available at reduced rate - please enquire
Students of counselling £25.00 per hour
I also offer concesionary rates those on low incomes and I am happy to discuss this by telephone or when we meet.
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|