Catherine Watson BA (Hons) MSc, PGDipCouns, MBACP

Catherine Watson BA (Hons) MSc, PGDipCouns, MBACP

Norwich
Norfolk
NR11

Norwich
Norfolk
NR2

07719 870364

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Norwich
Norfolk
NR11

Norwich
Norfolk
NR2

07719 870364

About me

Are you considering counselling for yourself or do you know someone in your life who may benefit from it? Below is an explanation of how I work and what counselling involves so you can decide if it might be for you:

What To Expect From Counselling

The idea behind the name of my private practice, Clear Reflection, is that when we explore our concerns with a person who is trained and skilled in listening, we can see a clearer picture of ourselves and what is going on in our lives as if we are looking in a mirror. We can also take time to think and reflect out loud, which can make our thought processes clearer so we can more easily see our options and make decisions.

The approach taken is a client-led person-centred approach, where a non-judgemental and accepting attitude and a genuine personal interaction are key to the process. While being rooted in a person-centred approach, the therapy is also integrative, meaning that ideas, methods and skills from other counselling approaches such as CBT and Mindfulness can also be drawn upon according to client needs.

Counselling is not about being given advice or like having a chat with a friend or family member. It can be refreshing to talk to someone who has no other connection to your life, in a confidential setting.

What Counselling Can Help With

I am willing to work with a wide variety of issues and concerns and will work collaboratively with you to identify what you would like to focus on and how. Some examples of concerns people might bring to counselling include relationship issues, work stress, mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, other health issues, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, self-development, exploring the past and emotions. In some cases a client may bring a concern which I feel would be better addressed by a specialist treatment or organisation and in these cases I would signpost or refer on with the agreement of the client.

Location Of Counselling Sessions

Clear Reflection Counselling is based in Norfolk and sessions are offered in private therapy rooms in the Wellbeing Centre in Norwich and also in a community centre in Aylsham.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to the Ethical Framework of the BACP.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling (University of East Anglia)
  • MSc Experimental Psychology (University of Sussex)

​My counselling experience has included working with young people in the YMCA and adults at the 4Cs Norwich and the Norwich Centre for Personal, Professional and Spiritual Development. Now I am focusing on private practice.

​My previous work experience has included teaching English as a foreign language, mental health support work and marketing.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

50 minute session - cost £40

Concessions available

Further information

A counselling agreement will be given to you to read and either sign during the exploratory session or or take away and think about.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR11
Norwich, NR2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, including evenings. Saturday mornings also possible.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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