Sometimes life can be overwhelming and during these times, whatever they may be, we may develop patterns, thoughts and behaviours that can become unhelpful or tough to change.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you explore and understand patterns that have emerged in your life and provides an opportunity to work through these. It can help to relieve pain, depression or anxiety, help you make decisions, help you to work towards better relationships with those around you, or live a life according to what is important to you.
Some people come to therapy knowing what they want to explore, and some people are unsure. That’s OK. Therapy can be suitable for anyone who wants help, whether you have figured out your goals or not.
I am Catherine, an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Derby. Integrative therapy is a form of talking therapy that uses methods from cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic therapy, and attachment theory. Therefore, no two clients will have the same experience of therapy, as each session is tailored to you as an individual.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (PGDip), and I am registered with the BACP. For the last couple of years I have worked with clients with eating disorders and compulsive exercise at First Steps, an eating disorder charity. Alongside this, I volunteer for local organisations working with depression, anxiety and low mood.
Making the first step towards counselling can be daunting, and it might take some time to find the confidence to send an email or make a call. This is normal for many. If you're at the point where you think counselling might be for you, please contact me using the number or email above.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (PGDip), and I am registered with the BACP. I work with adults in private practice, work with patients with eating disorders at First Steps and volunteer at a local counselling organisation with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety and low mood.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
I offer initial sessions at £20, this will include an assessment.
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes and are £40.
When I work
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