Hello, my name is Catherine and I am a qualified counsellor, and registered member of BACP.
Having worked in the mental health sector for over 10 years I have worked with a variety of different people and experiences. I am trauma informed in my approach, and have experience with a broad variety of issues including anxiety, depression, sex and relationship issues, trauma and sexual abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, self esteem/confidence, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender dysphoria.
I work with you to explore difficult, confusing, or painful feelings and support you through tough situations which are coming up in your life. You can use your therapy as a safe space to slow down and explore different aspects of you and your life, like issues with relationships, feelings of anxiety or depression, why you are feeling unfulfilled, why it feels hard to get your needs met, or why you find it hard to express certain parts of yourself. We look at ways to move forward and help you to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
Every person is different, every experience is different, and they are all valid. I welcome you to bring to therapy whatever it is you need to bring.
It’s also important to my therapy practice to acknowledge that your current and past experience is shaped by wider social and cultural experiences, whether that is the impact of Covid or issues of identity or oppression.
Specialism - relationship issues
Aswell as being a counsellor, I work for a charity for young people supporting sex and relationship education, and I have extensive experience and a particular interest in working with you and your relationships; maybe you have come out of an abusive relationship and are struggling to find yourself again, maybe the thought of being in a relationship is scary, or maybe you are feeling let down in your friendships and struggling to get your needs met. Perhaps you have just been through a breakup and need some space to process some painful feelings.
Whatever is going on for you, we will work through it together.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working with a Private Practice for the last two years, and have worked with a range of clients experiencing a range of different types of issues. I currently work for a charity with young people affected by sexual exploitation, and I have previously worked with college and university students supporting their mental health and wellbeing, I have volunteered with Survivor's Network, a local charity for those who have experienced sexual violence, and have extensive experience supporting people with ASD and related difficulties.
- PGDip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
- MA Gender Studies - University of Sussex
- BSc Psychology - University of Sussex
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £50.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session
£35 for low income sessions
Free half an hour introductory session either online or phone. It's important you find a therapist who is right for you, so our first session will be to meet, hear a bit more about you, and for you to decide whether you want to continue with me. There is no pressure to commit, and you don't need to decide straight away.
My practice is allied with and welcoming of all genders, the LGBTQ+ community, non-monogamous relationships and sex workers.