Catherine Davies, BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling, MBACP
61 Swanwick Lane
I have been curious about people and sensitive to the needs of others since I was very young. My journey in life so far has been rich in many experiences. My training, my own personal therapy and running my successful practice, has genuinely changed the course of my life. I feel privileged to be a therapist, and consider it an honour to be trusted with the inner most feelings of my clients.
I welcome working with people from all walks of life and offer a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to explore whatever issues are troubling you.
I imagine you have not been feeling the best you could be for sometime, whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, poor self-esteem, bereavement, addiction or something else. You may feel you need some help in understanding and improving some area’s of your life? My aim as a counsellor is to support you to do just that, by essentially helping you make sense of it all. The work we aim to do together is to increase your self-awareness by facilitating breathing space, slowing down the pace and above all, offering patience to the process. In turn, a renewed sense of hope, fulfilment and contentment, is likely to follow.
If you feel you may wish to share your experiences with more than a friend or work colleague, seeking a confidential and supportive therapist may be the best way forward. Be rest assured that whatever you bring to therapy (and nothing is out of bounds) you will be treated with warmth, compassion, dignity and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Dip Psychology
- Domestic Abuse Training
- Creativity within the therapy room
- Mindfulness in the Counselling Room
- Creative Approaches to Autism
I am trained integratively, which means I am able to draw on a number of different theories/approaches, in order to tailor to your particular needs.
I have been working at Solent Mind and Life Changes for several years counselling adults of all ages with a range of issues and challenges including anxiety, work-related stress, relationship challenges, depression and abuse.
I am LGBTQI+ and autism aware.
I am committed to my continuous professional development, and attend regular further training courses.
I am a member of and work within the ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). A copy can be found on their web-site: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/. My BACP Membership Number is 781282.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Our initial session is £25, all subsequent sessions are £45 and are 50 minutes long.
A block of 6 sessions booked in advance is £240.
What to do next?
You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange a convenient time for our first consultation. Payment for each session is payable by cash on the day or by bank transfer 24 hours in advance.
Cancellations: I understand there may be times when you have to cancel and or rearrange a session. I will try to be as flexible as possible but require a minimum of 24 hours notice otherwise the full session fee will be payable.
I offer short- term therapy (often 6-12 weeks) and long-term therapy from my peaceful, semi-rural home in Swanwick, Southampton-which is very near Whiteley, Locks Heath, Warsash, Hamble, Botley, Hedge-End and The Meon Valley. Short-term therapy often works well for specific problem areas of life, whereas long-term therapy is better suited to a person who wants to address recurrent patterns of distress, or is wishing to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Parking is available on the drive or road and there are WC facilities within the therapy room.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|