Catherine Gayna Morgan
FREE CONSULTATION: Counselling: Coaching : Auricular Acupuncture
For 25 years I have successfully supported people make positive change within themselves and their life situations. The therapeutic support I offer privately is both varied and flexible to suit you and all your needs, I also work part-time for the NHS.
I feel it a real privilege to support people move from a position of vulnerability to that of strength. I love empowering people to see they have choices, and supporting them in becoming resilient. Changing the way people think and feel and inspiring hope and positive outcomes is part of my life purpose and meaning. My work along with my family and friends are what bring me the most joy.
Personal Information and Professional background
I am 53, married and been living with my husband for 36 years, a mum of two young adults and feel fortunate to have such a varied and stimulating life.
For 20 years I worked for a ‘blue chip’ company supporting departments of people in improving their confidence, performance and wellbeing. Many who had achieved incredible outward success in life, yet still felt dissatisfied or troubled by a sense of unease or a yearning for something else. Many I worked with were stuck in addictive cycles or tackling emotions such as sorrow, loneliness, grief, trauma, guilt or shame... still others shared feelings of fear, a loss of control, an increase in frustration and anger. I feel honoured to have helped so many to move forward in raising their self awareness and in supporting them to want to change so as to achieve their goals.
It was while coaching this diverse range of people that I took voluntary redundancy to acquire more specialised clinical qualifications to practice full time as a psychosocial intervention worker and therapist.... this provided me with the means to obtain my now robust experience base over the last 15years, where I have supported people in gaining relief around topics such as:
specialised Anxiety and worry; stress and depression; complex grief and loss; relationship issues and confidence building; and in over coming all types of addiction and more. I never looked back!!
What can you expect from counselling?
You can expect a free 60 minute, confidential consultation, which includes a full risk assessment alongside an exploration of your needs and expectations. A tailor made care plan is designed around how you want to move forward.
My approach is both proficient, and sensitive, which is especially important when supporting some of the more chaotic, and occasionally traumatic life events and situations. There is very little I have not dealt with, I think it safe to say I am un shockable.. My non-judgmental ethical approach, I am often told works speedily in getting you to a place where you feel held and safe enough to speak. I get a lot of encouraging feedback, something I hear again and again is how my clients have felt FULLY heard, often for the first time.
Although therapy has a ‘seriousness’ to it, I do encouraged appropriate humour and laughter along the way, recognising laughter as beneficial to the healing process.
I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP, (British Association for counsellors and psychotherapists), working in accordance to the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
I am also a certified fully insured Auricular Acupuncture DETOX Practitioner. This intervention is extremely popular with my clients seeking addiction related support and with those who are undergoing anxiety related therapy, so as to maintain their overall health and wellbeing.
Modes of therapy and Venues:-
1-2-1 / Couples / Families / Groups
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training, qualifications and experience are robust and integrated. I hold an advanced professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling level 4, qualifying me as competent in both my knowledge and practicing experience in several different therapeutic models and approaches. This 'eclectic' or 'varied' style of therapy, means I can offer you lots of options and choice, moving away from a ‘one approach suits all’. My tool kit also offers Auricula Acupuncture, of which many of my client return for time and again long after achieving their desired outcomes, as part of maintaining enhanced health & well being.
My approach is simple and straightforward.
Your care plan is tailor-made to suit ‘you’ and 'your' needs, which can be adapted at any point. Your agenda is the main focus of our sessions.
Addictions and Substance Misuse
Do you require better control over your alcohol consumption? If so you're not alone. People often share with me concerns around increased substance related misuse such as:- alcohol; food, prescriptive / illicit drugs. I support others with an unmanageable behaviour that they want to change such as:- worry, shopping, work, sex, gambling, the list goes on. For over a decade, I have worked within addictions services, currently the NHS as a psychosocial Intervention practitioner. In this role, I successfully support others change undesirable behaviours, which range from frustrating habits to deeply entrenched addictions. Whether the concern is slight or significant, my knowledge and expertise in this area is both extensive and reliable.
In my now part time Psychosocial Intervention Worker role, I work along side psychiatrists and clinical leads, supporting many challenged with varying accompanying mental health diagnosis’s, keeping me in touch with the latest theories and my tool kit wide ranging and relevant.
Concerned other service
I offer a concerned other service for family and friends of troubled loved ones. Loved ones who potentially have an unmanageable personal issue, but who may be in denial around that issue or just not ready to seek help.
Concerned other support has provided me as much positive feed back as any other support I offer.
I offer robust relationship counselling therapy for couples. £90 for 90 minutes. Ask if you would like to see testimonials.
My 20 plus years experience at practicing developmental coaching, boasts qualifications with distinctions, much of my experience doing this was realised whilst practicing within a large ‘blue chip’ organisation.
Groups and Workshops
In addition I offer bespoke groups and workshops to suit all your needs. Some 'off the shelf' topics include:-
Stress Busting; understanding and making friends with Anxiety; Power, Control and Communication; Womens' Health; Alcohol/ Drug Awareness; Confidence and Self Esteem Boosting.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For twenty years I led teams within a blue print company in the private sector. I also worked within an operational role covering aspects of Human Resources. The knowledge and skills I gained during this time, along with qualifying as a coach practitioner brought me much success in empowering and mobilising people back to work, many from long term sick. My efforts Improving well-being and performance within a department of circa 200 was recognised via a nomination for a chief executive award.
After having had 20 happy years working in the private sector, voluntary redundancy allowed me to commit to charity driven voluntary work and ultimately a career change working within the field of addictions. During this time I re-trained as a psychotherapeutic therapist, studying for 3 years at Manchester University. I went on to become highly experienced as a psychosocial interventions worker within a long established and reputable substance misuse service. I continue to enjoy success-supporting people in making positive changes, and in becoming stronger in themselves and their relationships.
I am committed to continually updating my holistic knowledge and skill set, and in keeping abreast of new theories in the management of mental health and well being in general.
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
My Counselling and or Coaching rates are competitively priced.
I offer a 60 minute FREE consultation.
One to One Therapy:- £60.00 for a 60-minute session.
Couples Therapy:- £90.00 for a 90 minute session.
I suggest 6 sessions to start with, however this is negotiable, I can offer shorter or longer termed therapy or coaching.
Auricular Acupuncture:- which is currently £30.00 for a 40 minute session. This is good for detoxing your system and enhancing your well being. These are very popular, and loyalty discounted packages are available, please ask what's available on inquiry.
Call me on Tel: 07920 883000 to arrange a FREE confidential consultation.
Concessions and discounts maybe available depending on your situation
Concessions / Offers are subject to change.
My home-based counselling practice has a tranquil backdrop for your comfort and is located in Lowton, near Warrington. A 10-minute walk from Newton-le-Willows train station, a 2-minute drive from A580 East Lancashire Road, or if you are approaching it from the M6, it is a 5-minute drive from junction 22.
My Bolton based practice is situated at Acquiesce, a 19th century, extensively modernised, discreet therapy centre on the outskirts of town. Therapy rooms are light and airy and parking facility is adjacent.
Alternative venues can be discussed around your needs to ensure they are discreet and comfortable spaces for you to work in and can include your:- work place, university, college or somewhere else.
The list of support i offer is by no means exhaustive. If you feel you don’t fall into one of the above “categories,” not to worry, we can discuss this further as the assessment session I offer is completely free of charge. If you feel what I am offering doesn't fits with your expectations or needs, I will endeavour to point you in the direction of someone who may.
Thank you for your inquiry and one last thing to note...
The fact you're reading my page already suggests a lot to me about your motivation and positivity in terms of your recovery, well done for reaching out, I am hopeful you will find solace moving forward. Take Care.