Hi, I'm Catherine and I support people like you through difficult and emotionally challenging times in life, helping them make sense of any issues and problems they're facing and enhance their mental and emotional wellbeing so that they can move forward in life with clarity and confidence and create lasting change.
As an Integrative practitioner I draw on various tools and techniques from my different trainings to best support you and your healing and growth, I'm therefore very client focused, adapting sessions to individual needs.
As a Humanistic practitioner the foundation of my work draws on accepting and understanding you as you are, fully empathising with your experience and being open and genuine with you at all times. My approach is very person-centred; you as a unique person are at the heart of my practice, your individual goals, needs and strengths naturally guide our work together.
I work holistically and relationally, attending to all aspects of you (mind, body and spirit) in the here and now and in relationship with me so that together we can build awareness in a co-created, safe and trusting space where growth and change can organically occur.
I believe we all have mental health and depending on our past and current experiences our mental wellbeing can fluctuate from good to poor and sometimes all we need is a safe space to talk to someone about what’s troubling us. Through the trusting therapeutic relationship awareness is built and something different can start to emerge.
Before working as a Therapist I worked in the corporate sector for 15 years and gradually made the transition into what I'm truly passionate about; supporting people with their holistic wellbeing.
Over the years I've faced my own difficulties and with the support of a Counsellor I worked through these challenging experiences and so I understand what it's like to be on the other side.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began working as a Life Coach several years ago, having trained in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, supporting women to understand what they truly want in life and discover ways to create positive change in careers and relationships so that they can reach their fullest potential.
My passion and interest in supporting people on their journeys of healing and growth naturally led me to begin my therapy training at the Gestalt Centre where I completed a foundation course in Gestalt Counselling which further led me to embark on a rigorous three year training at Metanoia Institute where I qualified as a BACP registered Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MBACP).
In addition to my private practice I also work as a Counsellor for the NHS where I continue to gain extensive experience in supporting people going through a variety of different issues and problems.
I offer counselling support in areas including depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, abuse, stress management, addiction, bullying, low confidence and self esteem, health issues, pregnancy and work related problems.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£75 per 50 minute session