Catharine Douglas MBACP
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Have you experienced a bereavement, and don't know how to deal with your grief, or your feelings? Do you have family issues? Are you struggling with anger, and feel its taking over your life? I can help with the following:
- StressForced Marriage
- Ostracism - cut off from family or community
- Domestic Violence
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Arranged Marriage
I can help you if life is feeling too much to manage, or it you find yourself overwhelmed, or consumed with worry and anxiety. I will assist you in gaining an increased level of self-awareness, and self-esteem. A space for thought and reflection, and to work closely to understand your feelings, thought and ideas at a deeper lever, to live a life which is more connected.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited foundation degree in Counselling
BACP accredited diploma in Counselling
BACP accredited Certificate In Counselling
BACP accredited Introduction To Counselling Certificate.
BA (Hons) Communication Studies and Studies in Race & Culture.
I've worked in the charity sector around mental health for the last ten years. I worked with young adults, which gives me an understanding parents and children, giving me valuable experience into the dynamics and issues surrounding young adults.
I have worked with men and women who have experienced domestic violence, self-harm, suicide, arranged marriages, forced marriage, rape and sexual abuse and homelessness
I have worked at a Bereavement Charity with men and women who have been bereaved, either through death, murder or suicide.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a specialism in working with clients of mixed or dual nationality parents, and those in mixed race relationships. I volunteered for over ten years, with a charity called People In Harmony, (www.pih.org.uk) who support those in mixed race and dual nationality relationships, and their children. Volunteering helped me to explore mixed race issues, and to challenge racism and stereotypes.
I have a particular interest in working with whom who have encountered traumatic and life changing experiences such as domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, miscarriage and divorce. Experiencing such trauma's can likely develop into deep emotional and physical shock and stress. These reactions are highly unique, personal and individual. Feeling fear, shock and anxiety are all common reactions to highly traumatic events, which I can help you work through at your own pace.
£50 per session face to face counselling.
£50 per session skype, or telephone counselling.
Payment made by cash, or BACS.
Concessional rates can apply, depending on circumstances.
I started off really reluctant in going for therapy. I was not in denial that I needed it, but more that I did not want to deal with my problems and fears. Catharine, she changed my life. I am so thankful as with her help, I was able to overcome my biggest fears, ones that I had battled with for ongoing years. I started to look forward to my sessions as I used to leave learning so much as well as feeling happier.Throughout our 24 sessions, I suffered from a big shock and was in need of extra emergency sessions which Catharine catered to. She was brilliant and dedicated because if I had ever mentioned a saying of some sort, by a session or two after, she would have had a read on it.Catharine honestly changed my life. There are situations and day to day things that may happen now which I will recite our sessions and can notice how much I have changed...in a good way of course. I honestly recommend seeing Catherine, she is an incredible woman that deserves so much recognition and reward. I will miss our weekly sessions and feel comfortable in going back if need be.
I started seeing Catharine because I needed help. My relationship was breaking down, and I was unable to talk about the pain and depression I was feeling. I gradually opened up to Catharine during the 6 months I saw her. Her warmth made me feel safe and less 'alone', and she helped me to make necessary changes to get better. 6 months later my relationship is strong again, and I feel much more positive and relaxed about the future. I cannot recommend Catharine highly enough, and I would definitely see her again in the future if I need to.
Thank you so much for everything, it really helped me a lot. I'm feeling really good, the sessions really helped.
Thank you so much for your support and help. You have helped my life change in so many positive ways, and helped me become more at peace with myself.
The 10 months I spent in counselling was a great help in my life - not only with the original problem, but in general. I felt really stuck before I started counselling, and these sessions helped me overcome fears that were holding me back. I finally started actively making changes in my life. I was really happy with the way counselling went. It was great to have this time to focus on myself and to have the chance to talk about the things I needed to work on. I grew to understand my phobia better - it might not be gone yet, but thanks to counselling, it is a lot better. I came to accept it. I can't thank you enough Catharine. Your personality and attitude made it possible for me to talk about my problems. The atmosphere you created made me feel safe and I think that is one of the most important things in counselling. The positive affirmations you gave me helped a lot with my self-confidence, so once again, thank you! Thank you for everything. I'm going to miss our sessions :)
I reached out to Catharine in a desperate state. I was frightened and I was lonely. With Catharine's help, I became 'me' again! With her ongoing encouragement and support I became determined to complete my degree. I am in a really happy place, potentially the happiest I've ever been since I started suffering with anxiety and depression all those years ago. I have a degree, a job and a bright future ahead and I am a far cry from the hopeless girl who approached Catharine all those months ago. Catharine has shown me that my future can be as bright as I want it to be and that there is always someone there to pull you out of the darkness. Thank you, thank you, thank you - You're the best
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available during the day, and evenings.
Types of client