Catherine Drury: Fnd A in Integrative Counselling, MPP, B Soc Sc)
I counsel because:
- when two people (professional and client) collaborate to excavate difficulties that a client brings, the process can be transformative
- whatever brings a client to counselling (e.g. anxiety, despair, addiction, isolation, bereavement, traumas, worthlessness, stuckness, etc.), the counselling process can unlock, repair and heal
- counselling enables recognition, understanding and acceptance of your difficulties and your own ‘self’ and generates life enhancing and enduring growth
- Counselling can help us to treat internal wounds. Untreated, these wounds continue to hurt and eat away at our true 'selves', and our relationships with others
- we may not feel able to change 'the world' but we do have the power and potential to change 'our world' and in that way positively affect ourselves and others in our lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor at the University of Leicester.
I am based in Rutland and Peterborough, close to much of Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Associate of Cambridgeshire Consultancy in Counselling (CCC).
I am an Integrative Counsellor so I draw on more than one approach. My professional roots are in 'Psychodynamic Counselling' and 'Person-centred' approaches also feature strongly. I access other counselling techniques as the work requires.
I bring considerable other professional expertise and experience to the role. I also bring years of experience in organisational development work, including empowerment research and mediation to enhance team performance. I am a mother.
Clients may expect:
- professional counselling skills & expertise
- positive regard
- genuine interest in their difficulty/difficulties and hopes for the future
- openness and commitment to exploring the root causes of one or more difficulty
- empathy, kindness, warmth, honesty and integrity
- clear arrangements about terms of collaboration, assessment, review, evaluation and fees
- compliance to an Ethical Framework provided by the BACP, where I am a registered member. http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Session fees vary between £40-45 per session (due to varying room hire costs).
People may feel hesitant about counselling. Maybe:
- they did not find it helpful before?
- they see it as an unaffordable luxury, not an essential necessity?
- they find it extremely hard to tune in to how they feel and/or share how they feel with another person?
- they consider counselling to be a last resort when all else fails - what if it doesn't work?
- they think it is all too much, that it will take too long and/or that it is too late?
A counsellor will recognise such commonly felt difficulties and barriers and assist clients to explore such concerns. They may be surprised at how well problems are recognised and understood. It is never- ever- ever too late to work on any difficulty or to work towards healing wounds that remain from a long time ago and hurt us still.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday; Daytime & evening sessions possible in Oakham or Peterborough.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|