Catherine Frisby BA, MA, Dip. Psych. Couns., MBACP
Coming to counselling for the first time can be daunting and may take some courage. I would like to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, neutral space to work through difficult feelings, gain insights and help you move forward.
Psychodynamic counselling is a process that works through a therapeutic partnership between the client and the counsellor, to explore and challenge the patterns that you may identify in your life that hold you back, or to deal with issues in relationships or experiences.
It may be separation or loss that has brought you to this point. Perhaps you are suffering from depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. It may be past traumas that are affecting you. It could be a vague sense of dissatisfaction and a search for a greater sense of meaning that is the source of your discomfort. Whatever the issue, counselling with a skilled counsellor can guide you through periods of difficulty and change towards a deeper understanding of yourself.
I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is important. We can discuss in our initial meeting what you would like to achieve from counselling and if you feel able and comfortable for us to work together.
I work with adults on a short or long-term basis. We can decide together what might be most appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Social Work
Diploma Social Work
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Working with borderline personality disorder.
Working with a focus within time limited contracts.
I currently work as a Counsellor in private practices in Brockham and Reigate.
I have worked as a counsellor at Epsom & Ewell Counselling Service and also Sutton Counselling Service.
I have worked as a medical Social Worker and a community Social Worker with adults and older people.
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend training events and courses.
Professional association & ethics
I am a registered member of the BACP and I adhere to their professional code and ethical framework for good practise.
I take regular supervision, which adheres to the standards of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- 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
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is important; I offer an initial assessment that will last about 80 mins. Here we can discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling and if you feel able and comfortable for us to work together.The fee for the initial assessment is £50
The fee for weekly counselling is £50 per session. Sessions last 50 mins.
Some concessions may be available.
I practice in a private Health and Wellbeing Clinic In Brockham which is a village about 5 mins drive from Dorking and a 10 min drive from Reigate. There is a large private parking area in front of the clinic and the clinic is on the ground floor.
I also see clients in Reigate at a private practice. This too is on the ground floor and parking is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer day time and evening appointments.
Types of client