Catherine Norris

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BA Hons, Adv Diploma Humanistic Therapy, Registered MBACP
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Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I believe that it is possible to make lasting changes within a confidential, focused and compassionate working relationship. Together, we can determine what is truly important to you and move towards a meaningful life with your values at the core.

I work from my home office which is a small, safe place for us to work through your issues together in a non judgemental space. 

Counselling is often about embracing authenticity, becoming the person you were before social and familial conditioning. I will work alongside you, helping you to make sense of your current difficulties, to find clarity, coping skills and ways to move forward. Often this involves looking at your past and how this may influence your current thoughts, feelings and actions.

I use a pluralistic approach which means that I can draw from a range of therapies and tailor sessions towards a way of working that feels right for you.

My original training was Humanistic which has free will and ethical decision making at its core.  Overarchingly, my approach is person-centred which means that I believe that you can discover what you need to heal if you are given the right conditions.

However, ultimately, life and change are always relational and it is the relationship between individuals that is at the core of any therapeutic intervention. I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you on this part of your journey.

Areas I can work with:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Loss
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Self esteem issues
  • Addiction

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons)
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (2007)

Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (2023)

I completed a BACP accredited Level 5 course in 2007 which included practical training and my own personal therapy. I have since completed a Level 6 CPCAB qualification in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (2023).

I have worked within the NHS and Social Services, as well as running my own private practice. I have also worked as a Family Support Counsellor and Bereavement Co-ordinator in the charity sector. 

I am committed to professional development through regular training courses, workshops and supervision.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

£45.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

I offer 50 minute sessions at a cost of £50. 

Online sessions are £45.

My rate for counselling trainees is £35. 

I may offer other concessions for students and low income. Please enquire. 

When I work

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Afternoon
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Evening and weekend appointments are available on request.

Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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Supervision

In person
Online

I am a pluralistic counsellor which means that I use interventions from many different modalities of counselling however, I am largely person centred

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Catherine Norris
Catherine Norris