Catherine Donnelly (BSc Hons, PG Dip, MBACP Reg.)
During these uncertain times, as we all try to make sense of the current challenges faced due to COVID-19, I am offering all sessions remotely via phone, Zoom or Skype. We can continue with face-to-face appointments once it is possible to do so, if preferred. This is an unprecedented time of instability, forcing many people into difficult circumstances, particularly as the impact of coronavirus is felt on our mental health as well as our physical wellbeing. It can be overwhelming to suddenly have to alter routines and being forced to isolate ourselves can leave us anxious and fearful as well as less connected. Please get in touch and we can organise a suitable time for an initial appointment.
I am a BACP-registered, integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I believe that a safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting, and a uniquely supportive, yet challenging relationship between therapist and client is essential in order for the therapeutic process to be effective.
My approach incorporates insight, empathy and compassion, offering you the space and time to explore your thoughts and feelings. My aim is to collaborate with you in finding solutions to any issues that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like and to help you work towards your personal goals.
As an integrative therapist, I draw upon a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches and tailor this to your individual needs. I work mainly from a humanistic/client-centred model and also use techniques from psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and rational emotive behavioural therapy (REBT). I incorporate mindfulness teachings into my work.
I offer individual counselling to adults and young people, covering a range of issues, including relationship issues, domestic abuse, divorce and separation, sexual abuse, college and workplace bullying, redundancy, stress, panic attacks, phobias, obsessions and OCD, anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, low self-esteem, anger issues, addictions, bereavement, pregnancy and fertility issues, abortion, sexuality, family conflict, recovery from life-threatening illness, PTSD, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder and many more.
My background is in healthcare publishing; I also spent a number of years working for the mental health charity SANE and as a psychotherapist at a mental health day centre and at a community centre, as well as my years in private practice. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their code of ethics.
I offer both time-limited and open-ended long-term therapy. We will usually have a review of therapeutic progress after 6 sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals: £50 per session.
Some low-cost concession appointments are occasionally available.
I operate a waiting list at busier times and can update you when a space becomes available.
Weekday and evening sessions available. In special circumstances, children under 18 months are allowed in sessions with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available for online and phone sessions. Both daytime and evening appointments. Please call or email me to discuss an initial appointment. In busier periods, I operate a waiting list.