Catherine Harris

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Cheltenham, GL50
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What to expect

I offer solution-focused treatment for a range of anxiety and depressive conditions. You might be struggling to cope with with panic attacks, a phobia, or a traumatic experience. Whatever the case, or cause, we will focus on beginning the process of recovery and helping you to get your life back on track. As part of my philosophy, I try to work with you in as few sessions as possible.

About Human Givens therapy

Human Givens therapy is based on a holistic, scientific model of human well-being, which draws on a range of proven therapeutic methods (including cognitive, behavioural, interpersonal therapies and hypnotherapy). This includes a safe, non-intrusive approach to processing traumatic events and phobias.

Both in private practice and in online sessions, I aim to create a safe, comfortable, and confidential space within which clients are first, able to explore what may be triggering painful thoughts, feelings, or unhelpful habits and then to craft a path towards recovery. Whilst it’s important to understand how the past informs one’s present experience, people are encouraged to engage with the small, positive steps they can engage with - straight away - to help them to regain and sustain emotional health into the future.

If you'd like to find out more

Please feel welcome to contact me to arrange a brief, obligation-free telephone call to explore whether this approach might work for you.

Client feedback

"After suffering with severe anxiety, I was willing to try anything to change my life. I didn't really expect the treatment to be as effective it was, and the techniques Cathy gave me to cope with panic attacks and negative thoughts made an enormous difference. I was able to move on with my life and even get through an intense interview and be offered my perfect job, without falling apart as I would have previously".

"After I experienced some traumatic and unexpected events in my life a friend suggested I saw Cathy. I finally agreed and have not regretted it. I immediately felt comfortable and was able to talk openly with no judgment or pressure. I went feeling desperate, emotional, and confused. I found the sessions solution-focused and immediately felt more positive and clearer. After only a few sessions I have developed advanced coping skills and some helpful breathing techniques for anxiety. I feel more resilient and able to face adversity. I am very grateful for these sessions; they have had a huge positive impact on my quality-of-life day to day and I believe will so for years to come". 

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Mental Health: Psychological Therapies (Distinction).

Human Givens Institute; HG.Dip.P - Psychotherapy.

Certificate in Coaching Practice - The Henley Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change.

Member organisations

HGI
Human Givens Institute (HGI)

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute
Accredited Register Scheme

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Human Givens Institute

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Prior to training as a mental health practitioner, I spent many years in the corporate world as an executive coach and workshop facilitator. I have extensive experience in coaching to help people to develop emotional intelligence and greater resilience. I regularly offer specialist coach-counselling interventions to support people who are struggling to manage episodes of stress, anxiety, or panic at work.

Fees

£75.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

£100 per 90 minute session or £75 per hour. Concessions are available where there is financial hardship.

When I work

Weekdays including early evenings

Further information

Client feedback

"After suffering with severe anxiety, I was willing to try anything to change my life. I didn't really expect the treatment to be as effective it was and the techniques Cathy gave me to cope with panic attacks and negative thoughts made an enormous difference. I was able to move on with my life and even get through an intense interview and be offered my perfect job, without falling apart as I would have previously".


"After I experienced some traumatic and unexpected events in my life a friend suggested I saw Cathy. I finally agreed and have not regretted it. I immediately felt comfortable and was able to talk openly with no judgment or pressure. I went feeling desperate, emotional and confused. I found the sessions solution-focused and immediately felt more positive and clear. After only a few sessions I have developed advanced coping skills and some helpful breathing techniques for anxiety. I feel more resilient and able to face adversity. I am very grateful for these sessions; they have had a huge positive impact on my quality of life day to day and I believe will so for years to come". 


Transport links and parking

I am currently working over Zoom, but will shortly be offering face-to-face sessions in Tuffley, Gloucester.

42 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

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