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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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