Catherine Robertson MBACP (Accred)
I am currently offering phone and online counselling only.
You can be reassured that these sessions will be private, confidential and secure.
Most people come to counselling when feeling overwhelmed, upset or stuck. But asking for help can be difficult. I will be sensitive to how nervous you might be feeling about doing this. I will be open to answering any questions you may have about how counselling works.
In our sessions, I will look to build a genuine connection with you so you can feel comfortable talking about any difficult feelings or experiences you've had. I will support you to sort through your thoughts and feelings and find new ways forward.
Often people feel a great sense of relief when first opening up about problems in their lives. However, over time counselling can also help you feel more confident in yourself and more in control of your life again
The counselling I offer will focus on your needs, wants and goals. Where these may feel unclear, you will be supported to discover what these may be.
Children 4-13 years (Not currently available during COVID-19)
Are you concerned about or struggling with your child’s behaviour? Perhaps they are withdrawn or difficult to manage. Even when the reasons why are clear, it can be difficult to know how to help. Many parents end up feeling stuck, frustrated or helpless.
You may not be sure if counselling is right. However, just like adults, children can benefit from having a private, confidential space to figure out their feelings. I am trained to use play, arts and talking therapy to support children to communicate difficulties in their lives in a way that works.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor which certifies that I have developed significant skills and experience since my original qualification and that I continue to receive a high standard of training and supervision.
Over the past 9 years, I have gained a wealth of experience from providing counselling in schools and universities, I am skilled in working with a wide range of issues of varying severity and complexity.
My specific knowledge and interest is in the neurobiology of distress including attachment issues and trauma and how these manifest as mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
I am trained in the person-centred approach and in an integrative, holistic approach. This means I can adapt my way of working to suit each individual and take into account how their environment may affect their wellbeing.
- AdvDip Counselling Children and Young People Using Creative Arts (Play Therapy UK)
- PgDip Counselling
- MA (Hons) Psychology
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Adults: £45 per session (50 minutes)
**If you are currently facing financial difficulty or uncertainty due to COVID-19, please highlight this so we can discuss the possibility of reduced rates**
Children: £50 per session (45 minutes or less depending on your child's age and needs)
Costs are higher for children due to the variety of creative materials, toys and games provided.
Whether enquiring for yourself or your child, our first appointment together will be an initial consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your issues more fully and where I can make an assessment whether the counselling I offer could be helpful for you.
Often people report that an initial consultation can feel therapeutic in itself and help them start to more clearly define what their issues may be. During this appointment, we can briefly discuss both past and present circumstances that may be affecting you now.
Initial consultations last 50 minutes and are charged at the usual session rate. You can expect to receive clear advice from me about what is most likely to suit you best at this time.
Making an Appointment
You can phone or message me using the options below to set up an initial consultation or ask any questions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
Available for private, secure phone or online counselling during COVID-19
Monday daytime and Tuesday-Thursday evenings
Types of client