Dr Catherine Nixon - UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
I am an integrative psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor based in the north-east of England, working with clients who present with a wide range of issues or problems (listed below). I have experience working with clients in primary care, bereavement support services and in private practice.
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore the issues you are struggling with. I work with my clients collaboratively and sensitively on issues that have been triggered by recent events or issues that are long-standing.
Like many practitioners working psychotherapeutically, I believe that understanding the root of a problem - and how our past can shape our current experiences - is most beneficial in the long-term.
I work from the Wellbeing Centre in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. If you would like to make an appointment or an initial enquiry, please get in touch using the contact information above.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in Psychotherapy
- PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- PhD in Education (Sexualities)
- MSc in Social Research
- BSc in Psychology & Counselling
- Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Weight issues & eating issues.
- Attachment issues: including in childhood & in adulthood.
- Loss of identity: including loss of job, health, roles in life.
- Existential issues.
- Being a student: including anxiety and stress in higher education/academia.
- Grief and loss: including loss of relationships, complicated and anticipatory grief.
£50 per 50-minute session (including the initial assessment session).
Payment methods: Bank transfer, cash or cheque.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
The nature of the difficulties that you are experiencing, will determine to some extent the length and depth of therapy that is required. I work with my clients to agree an initial number of sessions, and this is reviewed as the therapy progresses. Issues that clients have experienced for many years which have their roots in childhood experiences usually require long-term psychotherapeutic work. Some difficulties, triggered by recent life events can often be resolved through short-term counselling.
I'm an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist with a special interest in anxiety and related disorders. My approach for working with anxiety is integrative which means I draw on different theories, models and interventions specific to my clients' needs. My framework is informed by psychodynamic theories of anxiety, working with symptoms and other manifestations of anxiety, and with psychological factors (including unconscious thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour) contributing to anxiety experiences.
The initial assessment session is important in establishing our therapeutic alliance and at this point you can decide whether you would like to work with me. The therapeutic relationship is a key part of the therapeutic process - and it's important that you find a therapist that is right for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|