Catharine Douglas - Crystal Clarity Counselling MBACP
I am a fully qualified and registered Counsellor, offering both short, and long term counselling, to adults of all ages. I am an empathic, caring, and genuine counsellor, who can provide you with a warm and non-judgemental space, where you can think more about your thoughts, feelings and ideas.
I use an Integrative model, with a focus on Person-Centred counselling. I draw on different models of counselling and therapy, which allows me to adapt my approach to meet your individual needs, and ensures that we work at a pace that suits you. I am experienced at working with a variety of difficulties and issues, such as:
- StressForced Marriage
- Ostracism - cut off from family or community
- Domestic Violence
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Arranged Marriage
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited foundation degree in Counselling
BACP Certificate In Counselling
BACP Introduction To Counselling Certificate.
BA (Hons) in Communication Studies and Studies in Race & Culture.
Worked in the charity sector around mental health for the last ten years.
Worked with men and women who have experienced domestic violence, self-harm, suicide, arranged marriages, forced marriage, rape and sexual abuse and homelessness
Worked at Sangam women's centre, working with domestic violence, self-harm, suicide, arranged marriages, forced marriage, rape and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and homelessness.
Worked at a Bereavement Service as a counsellor, working with those who have been bereaved, either through death, murder or suicide.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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 problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- 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.
I charge £50 per hour face to face counselling.
£45 per hour skype, or telephone counselling.
Payment made by cash, paypal or BACS only.
Concessional rates can apply.
I can help you if life is feeling too much to manage, or if you find yourself overwhelmed, or consumed by worry and anxiety. I can work with you to assist you in gaining an increased level of self-awareness, and self-esteem. My experience as a counsellor will allow you space for thought and reflection, and I will work with you closely to assist you in understanding your feelings, thoughts and ideas at a deeper level, and ultimately living a life which feels more connected.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available during the day, and evenings.
Types of client