Catherine Kniveton

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HCPC, MA HCPC Psychotherapist , Art & EMDR Therapist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Ashby-De-La-Zouch LE65 & Loughborough LE12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello I'm Catherine. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. The core of my work is safety, empathy & establishing trust.

I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if its the first time! 

​I have over 8 years experience as a psychotherapist and I am a highly qualified Therapist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. I own CK Therapy; The compassionate and Kind therapy service a successful hub of highly trained therapists and therapies in the centre of Ashby de la Zouch. I personally offer Psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy and Art Psychotherapy for adults, young people and children. 

I will always work at your pace, to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and able to share your thoughts. We will work with whatever it is that you feel you want or need to bring to the therapy room. And everything you do bring will always be met with a non judgemental ear. There are no thresholds you have to meet; we work with what you feel you need support with. 

Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. I'll be happy to answer any questions before arranging a session. I have got availability at present. 

Face-to-face sessions and online sessions via zoom are available.  Appointments available 7days a week. CK Therapy has a brilliant team of experienced and highly trained therapists now offering weekend availability. 

Additional information on Art Therapy and EMDR :

Please note you can also find out more about these on my website; or


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy. ​EMDR is an evidence based Psychotherapy treatment that helps people heal from the symptoms and emotional distress a person feels as a result of trauma. There is a very high report of success rates from EMDR. 

The eye movements used in this treatment are said to create a similar effect to that produced during the REM stage of sleep. The brain re-processes the information, from the very root which created the problem. While it may seem daunting to have to go through memories, EMDR is a structured, safe, effective, evidenced-based therapy. EMDR allows for one to remain fully grounded in the present moment, ensuring the avoidance of additional trauma. And, you don’t have to go into any detail, as the details are not as important as the overall feelings, thoughts, and sensations.

EMDR is especially effective in people who have PTSD and can also be really effective for people who have Anxiety, Phobias, Mood Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Grief, Addiction, Low Self Esteem, OCD and Depression. 

This is very good evidence that EMDR is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for PTSD. EMDR may be an effective treatment for other conditions, particularly if they involve trauma memories or other distressing memories. For more information you can read more on my website;

I know EMDR can feel abstract and difficult to understand at first. Please don't hesitate to get in contact and discuss how it may help you. 

Art Therapy

I have a specialism in Art Therapy which is a form of Psychotherapy. It is not essential to use art in therapy; The use of art in the therapy room is used as a tool, aid to or form of communication and or expression in the therapy room. It can be used to help us to untie tricky emotions. It can help us process and understand ourselves, our thoughts or feelings about our past, present or future experiences/anxieties.

Art Therapy is unique in its ability to work within your window of tolerance. There is no pressure to talk or to make art in Art Therapy. It can be incredibly difficult for us to talk about our feelings or experiences sometimes. Making art can feel safer and easier than just talking. Using art helps to access parts of our brains that shut down when things become overwhelming and or traumatic. This in turn can help access, process, understand and move forward form such difficult experiences or feelings.

Art Therapy can be used to help adults, children and young people. Art therapy originally was inspired by psychoanalysis but today Art Therapy draws from many psychological theories and approaches for instance; attachment based theories, neuroscience, metallisation, mindfulness and compassion-focused. Each person is unique and Art Therapy tailors its approach to suit the needs of the individual. The therapeutic relationship and what is Brought to the therapy room is what is most important. 

For more information on art therapy please see on my website;

or feel free to contact me directly. 

I am the owner of CK Therapy and have a team of therapists I work in partnership with. I can help you find the support you're looking for with the best therapist to suit your needs and experiences. The other therapists I work with have specialisms in Couples Therapy, Music Therapy, Dyadic developmental psychotherapy and Person Centred Psychotherapy. If you'd like to hear more information regarding Compassionate Partners you can find out more here or again please don't hesitate to contact me. Appointments available 7 days a week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a highly trained Psychotherapist with a wealth of experience working with adults, young people, teens and children. I have experience in a variety of settings including; private practice, secure mental health hospitals, both primary, secondary mainstream & special educational needs schools. 

I have a Masters with distinction in Art Psychotherapy from the University of Derby.
I am Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.

Complete EMDR training (2021). 

I have & do work with people who come to me with a vast array of experiences & or diagnosis including for example; Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, phobias, PTSD, ADHD, BPD, PMDD, Autism, Complex Trauma, Stress, Difficulties with Anger, Bereavement, Abuse & Low Self Esteem.

  • I have an ICO Registration - Information Commissioners Office.
  • I have a full DBS Certificate - Disclosure and Baring service (on the update service).
  • I have Professional Indemnity Insurance in use (Howden Insurance).
  • I ​attend monthly clinical supervision.
  • I attend and engage with regular CPD activities to make sure I am up to date with my knowledge & skills to help you get the most out of therapy with me.
  • I am currently working in private practice as well as contracted to work with Adoption Support East Midlands. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

CK Therapy Service : The Compassionate and Kind Therapy service works in partnership with Music Therapist and Person Centred Psychotherapists. If you'd like to know more about these therapies and or book a session please email


£60.00 - £75.00

Additional information

£60 - £65 per session depending on the therapist and their experience (50 minutes) - Psychotherapy , counselling , Art Therapy, DBT and Music Therapy 

For myself £65 per 50 mins session of psychotherapy / art therapy and £70 per session (50 minutes) - EMDR 

CK Therapy has a brilliant team who also offer couples therapy for £75 per session and family therapy for £90 for 1.5hr sessions. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Contact me for further details. face2face & online sessions to match your needs.  Evening appointments up till 9.30pm. Please note; My availability reflects myself and my team at CK Therapy.

Further information

The core of my work is safety, empathy & establishing trust.

To do this, I will always work at your pace, to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and able to share your thoughts. We will work with whatever it is that you feel you want or need to bring to the therapy room. And everything you do bring will always be met with a non judgemental ear. 

CK Therapy works in partnership with a team of trusted therapists. I can help you find the best therapist for you. We offer Art therapy, EMDR, Psychotherapy, DBT, Person Centred Psychotherapy & music therapy. Therapy available 7 days a week. 

26A North Street, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1HS

Loughborough, LE12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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We are located in Ashby directly opposite a car park. We are located on a second floor so we do have one flight of stairs to access the therapy rooms.

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Catherine Kniveton
Catherine Kniveton