Catherine Cour-Palais Registered MBACP (Accred)
Perhaps you are finding life stressful or difficult, experiencing anxiety or depression, or facing loss, grief, life-changes, hard decisions, or are feeling stuck? Whatever brings you to counselling I offer a safe, confidential space. My aim would be for us to develop a trusting relationship in which you feel respected and heard, and in which we are both able to be open and honest. This way of working together helps you to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences; develop awareness and new perspectives; and find your way forward.
My main way-of-working is called 'Person-Centred'. This means I have a fundamental respect for a you as an individual, and a deep belief in your own capacity given the chance to be heard and accepted within a trustworthy, honest relationship. When helpful I may integrate aspects of other approaches in counselling.
I work in accordance with the professional ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am a Accredited Member of the BACP.
I have I have experienced life's challenges through personal experience and counselling work, particularly in areas of bereavement, loss and disability. I am a warm and attentive listener.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons). FDSc Counselling.
Accredited Member of BACP.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked with a range of clients and issues: privately within a therapy centre; with a bereavement support service; and within a university counselling service. Clients experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss in aspects of life, concerns about adapting to life-changes, issues with self-esteem and identity, academic or work challenges, relationship issues, family problems, or spiritual issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- 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
- Work-related stress
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£50 per 50 minute session, but I may be able to offer a sliding-scale depending on income. Please feel welcome to telephone or email me to discuss this.
I work Tuesdays 9am-1pm and Fridays 9am-1pm, but offer sessions at other times if requested.
Sessions are held in a comfortable, private room in the BanburyTherapy Centre. The Centre has its own free car park situated to the rear of the building, access is via Old Parr Road. Additional paid parking is available a short walk away in Banbury town centre. Banbury Train Station is also a short walk away.
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Type of session
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Tuesdays 9am-1pm. Fridays 9am-1pm. Other times if requested. Please telephone me to arrange a convenient appointment.
Types of client