Catherine Watson BA (Hons) MSc, PGDipCouns, MBACP
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.
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
One hour - cost £40
Sessions will normally be weekly on the same day at the same time and place unless arranged otherwise. A number of sessions can be agreed and booked in advance or alternatively you can book on a week to week basis.You can have sessions on an ongoing basis for as long as you like.
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
Type of session
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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, including evenings. Saturday mornings also possible.
Types of client