Catherine Kirwin MA, MBACP, UKCP
Chepstow Natural Health Centre
10 Hocker Hill Street
Monmouth Natural Health Centre
Bridges Community Centre
01291 627722 & 01600 772622 / 07500111399
I am a psychotherapist with many years experience in private practice, working with all kinds of people and issues, short and long term. I work in a supportive and collaborative way to enable clients to get a deeper sense of what is happening to them. It is often found that experiencing ourselves in this way helps us to understand and accept ourselves and others better. This allows new ways of being and fresh approaches to old problems to emerge.
I have worked with many couples. I focus on fostering the possibilities for increased connection, enabling the couple to create a stronger bond. Once this is established, many issues become easier to resolve.
The centres were I work are both situated in lovely old buildings of character. Both have disabled access.
There is a waiting room and receptionists available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 20 plus years experience as a psychotherapist, and have worked with people from all walks of life, on a wide range of issues, including bereavement, lack of purpose, trauma past and present, divorce, depression, meaninglessness, relationship problems and creative block. I work with all age groups from young adults to elderly. I work with individuals and couples.
My ongoing study is Formative Bodywork, based on Keleman's work. Where appropriate, I use this work with clients, particularly to help them manage stress and anxiety. This method is very helpful for trauma and PTSD symptoms.
I work with couples from an attachment perspective, and am currently developing this with further training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, developed by Sue Johnson. This method helps the couple to identify the patterns of behaviour which are negative to their relationship and works to help them find new patterns that create connection and wellbeing in their couple.
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling 1994
MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy 2006
Couples Counselling 1 year training
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Gestalt 1 year course
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
concessions are available
I am MBACP and UKCP accredited, abide by their codes of conduct and have full indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client