Catherine Gayna Morgan Adv Prof Dip Psych C. Dip Prac Coach.MBACP
23-25 All Saints Street
07920 883000 / Alternative Tel: 01925 222082
For over 20 years I have successfully supported people in making positive change within themselves and their life situations. The therapeutic support I offer is both varied and flexible to suit you and all your needs.
Supporting others, in moving from a position of vulnerability to that of strength is a privilege. I love how my work enables people to see they have choices, which can change the way they feel, thus inspiring positive outcomes.
Personal Information and Professional background
I am 50, married 30+ years, a mum of two young adults and feel fortunate to have such a varied and stimulating life.
For 20 years I supported ‘blue chip’ departments of people towards improving their confidence, performance and wellbeing. I came across many who weren’t coping with their life situations, some who’d achieved incredible outward success, but still carried unease guilt or angst. Many reported feeling lost; isolated; fear; anger; or a yearning for something else.
It was while coaching this diverse range of people that I took voluntary redundancy to acquire significant clinical qualifications and a robust experience base. I now practice full time as a psychosocial intervention worker and therapist, and i never looked back.
For the last decade I have supported people in gaining relief around topics such as:
Stress and worry, Grief and loss, Relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction and more.
What can you expect from counselling?
You can expect a free 45-minute, confidential consultation, an assessment of your needs and requirements, with a tailor made care plan. We will clarify expectations, and how you want to move forward in therapy.
My approach is both proficient, and sensitive, which is especially important when supporting some of the more chaotic, and occasionally traumatic life events / situations. My non-judgmental ethical approach, I am often told, works speedily in getting you to a place where you feel held, safe and heard.
Although therapy has a ‘seriousness’ to it, I often encouraged appropriate humor and laughter along the way, recognizing 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.
Modes of therapy and Venues:-
Face to face either 1-2-1 / Couples or Families
Skype or Face time
Training, qualifications & experience
My Training, qualifications and experience are robust and integrated. I hold an advanced professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counseling level 4, qualifying me as competent in both my knowledge and practicing experience, which includes 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 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 your 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 six years, I have worked within an addictions service 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 full 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 relationship counseling therapy for couples.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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 3years 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.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I am competitively priced, a 50-minute session is currently £55.00 with an initial FREE 45 minute consultation.
I suggest 6 sessions to start with, however can offer shorter or longer termed therapy or coaching.
Call me on Tel: 07920 88 3000 to arrange a FREE confidential consultation.
01925 222082 or 07742 933306
Concessions and discounts maybe available depending on your situation and how many sessions are booked in advance.
Concessons / Offers are subject to change.
My home-based counseling 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, descreet 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 endevour 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week day, evening and weekend appointments available.
Types of client