Warren Cathrine MBACP
07843674880 / 07843674880
My name is Warren Cathrine. I offer short-term and long-term one to one counselling for adults and young people.
How I work
I trained and practice as a person-centred counsellor. I would explain my approach along the following lines:
I have a strong belief in the positive nature of human beings - we try to do the best for ourselves, no matter what problems we face
Everyone is unique and worthy, and that we all deserve respect for our own capacity to choose our directions in life and our own values
You are the only expert in your own internal world, and the only person who knows how you feel. Only you can decide how you should be, what life means to you and what you want to do with it
The most important thing in counselling is the therapeutic relationship that will develop between us, during which I hope you feel heard and understood without judgement. This means that you should experience me as a real and genuine person, so I might sometimes be open with my feelings as I experience them, rather than playing the role of an expert whom you have come to ask for solutions to problems.
What to expect
Making your first appointment can often feel like a hard step to take. You can contact me through email, text or a telephone call for an informal and friendly chat to arrange a suitable time for our first meeting.
Our first session will take the form of a consultation, where we can both introduce ourselves, find out a bit about each other and try to understand what you need from counselling.
I will talk about the way we might work, confidentiality and also give you an opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have about the process.
Next I will ask you to talk about what has been going on for you and what has brought you to seek counselling. This is so that I can get to know more about you and your situation. This will probably take up the remainder of the session.
Finally we would start to think about if counselling is right for you, and how we can make it work. We do not need to make any decisions there and then, so we might agree to take some time to think about it.
If you do decide to continue we would normally expect to meet weekly for 50 minutes on the same day and time for as long as you and I feel that it is useful. We can of course negotiate the regularity of these meetings.
Below are some general notes regarding the way I work, but feel free to ask any questions regarding these or anything you feel that I have not covered that may concern you.
I understand the need for privacy and confidentiality – my practice, from the clinic in Norwich, operates from quiet and secure rooms. I offer 50 minute sessions, following on from an initial exploratory session of 30-40 minutes to establish that we would want to work together.
Confidentiality is my highest priority, unless I have serious concerns for your or another’s safety. In such an instance I would endeavour to discuss the matter with you. As I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to their guidelines in this regard - copies of which can be obtained from the BACP.
Questions & Concerns
I can be contacted – without obligation – for a confidential, informal chat by email, text or telephone.
I hold professional indemnity insurance, and a fully enhanced DBS certificate for working with young people (copies of which will be provided on request).
Sessions can be cancelled, and will not be charged if more than 36 hours notice is given.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a person-centred counsellor / psychotherapist at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Before I re-trained and took up counselling as a full time profession I spent over sixteen years working as a teacher, lecturer, manager and part-time theatre director, and I bring a wealth of life experience to my private practice, as well as work experience gained through employment within a range of large and multi-faceted institutions and diverse workforces.
I am a Youth Counsellor at MAP, and was previously a voluntary counsellor at the Norwich Centre. I now concentrate on my work in my own private practice.
I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.
BA (Hons); MA; PCGE; Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills; Post-graduate Diploma in Person-centred Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
One-off Exploratory session: (30-40 minutes) £20
Further sessions: (50 minutes) £40
- What is it like to feel depressed?
- Am I experiencing anxiety?
- Why am I my own worst critic?
- The importance of empathy in developing relationships
- Thoughts about men and counselling
- The importance of the therapeutic relationship
- Why telling your story matters in therapy
Are you anxious, unhappy or feel your life has lost its purpose?
Sometimes life can throw us a 'curve ball'; often things may feel that they have become too much and lead us to feel overwhelmed, or we are unhappy with the way things are and feel that we would like to change. You may feel that something is not quite right, but are unable to put your finger on it.
Perhaps you do have a specific problem and are struggling to cope or move forward with it. Whatever your experience it is unique to you, and a counsellor can help you get to the heart of it.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 5pm to 8pm.
Types of client