Catherine Petersen Msc.Bsc.(Psych). Dip Couns. MBACP, FRSA.
Life can seem overwhelming at times...stress, anxiety, loss or depression can affect us all, at any time and at any age. We are living in particularly uncertain times at the moment and this could bring up feelings of anxiety, fear, or depression. Will I be able to keep my family, friends and myself safe? What does my/our future look like? All very valid concerns that can lead to uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Sharing them with a trained professional helps.
Perhaps you are experiencing relationship issues or work/study pressures are building? Maybe your life has changed and you are finding it difficult to adapt? Modern family life can also be challenging, difficulties may arise from separation and/or blended or extended family setups.
Or it might be that you feel that things are simply getting on top of you more than usual and you need some clarity. I offer both one to one individual counselling and couples counselling.
I understand that taking the decision to contact a counsellor might feel difficult, but it represents a really important first step towards gaining a better understanding of your feelings and relationships. If making that first call seems too daunting, why not drop me a short email with your areas of concern?
I offer an opportunity to explore your concerns using a 'person centred' and 'integrative' counselling approach -this means working at a pace you are comfortable with and employing counselling methods that will be carefully tailored to your individual needs. You may feel that you are caught in a cycle of anxiety or worry and need some assistance seeing past these issues? Understanding these feelings and then managing and letting them go is what we can work towards.
It really can help to share your thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
*In light of the current Coronavirus situation I am currently offering on line and telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced person centered counsellor with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP Accredited) and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) I also have a first degree in Psychology (Hons) and a Msc.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
I also have 25 years experience of training and development in various public sector and corporate environments. I offer career coaching, interview preparation support plus redundancy and retirement counselling.
In addition to my established private counselling practice, I currently also provide voluntary counselling at a local charitable organisation for individuals who may be experiencing difficulties relating to unemployment, bereavement, anxiety, loss, self harm, sexual abuse and low self esteem.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young adult counselling
Adult orphan counselling
I offer the following fee structure:
Free initial short assessment and thereafter per 50 minute session:
£45 Individuals £55 couples
Initially some people are unsure if counselling is for them, so I offer a free short initial assessment. This short session outlines the counselling process and answers any queries that you may have. Please ensure when booking that you let me know if you would like the free initial short assessment.
If client timings allow, the free initial short assessment can be followed immediately by a full 50 minute counselling session. (The normal counselling fee will be payable at the end of these sessions).
- Free on street parking is available
- Near to A2 and Bexley Village
- Bus routes: 269,229 and 132
- Nearest train stations: Bexley and Albany Park
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I do currently have availability for individual online and telephone counselling.
Types of client