Catherine Robertson MBACP (Accred)
I work with both adults and children from my practice in Charing Cross. I am a BACP accredited counsellor with 9 years of experience. Trained in an integrative approach, I can adapt my skills to best match what you or your child needs from counselling.
Counselling for Adults
Most people come to counselling when feeling distressed, upset or confused. Asking for help can be difficult and as your counsellor I will be sensitive to how nervous you might be feeling and open to answering any questions you may have about how counselling works. I will look to build a genuine connection with you so you can feel comfortable talking about any difficult thoughts and feelings. Often people experience 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.
Whilst many people will want to talk about their issues, this can be a very limited way of working for some. I can offer more structured or creative techniques where we both feel this is appropriate. The counselling will focus on your needs, wants and goals. Where these may feel unclear, you will be supported to discover what these may be.
Counselling for Children
Parents and carers can self-refer their child for counselling with myself. I am qualified by Play Therapy UK to use play, art and talking therapy to support children to communicate difficulties in their lives in a way that works and feels comfortable for them. Using developmentally appropriate techniques, I can assess and apply my skills to enhance emotional wellbeing and promote positive behaviour in children. Parents and carers are collaborated with throughout their child's counselling whilst still maintaining the confidentiality their child needs to work through troubling feelings or experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a wealth of experience from providing counselling over the past nine years. Primarily working 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 disorder
- 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)
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 session together will be an initial consultation to discuss and decide whether counselling with myself is the best way forward at this time. This initial consultation will be charged at the full session rate. If we decide counselling with myself is not the best option, you will receive clear advice about other services or resources to use instead.
I run my private practice on a Monday afternoon and a Tuesday evening. I am based in an office near Charing Cross. It is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with mobility issues.
Making an Appointment
There are a number of ways in which you can contact me to set up an initial consultation. You can phone or message me using the options below. This can be helpful if you have any questions you would like answered before setting up a first appointment.
You can also make a booking securely and directly using my online diary. It has my most up-to-date availability for appointments and you can choose with ease what time suits you best. This can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/crcounselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Afternoon or evening appointments available
Types of client