Catherine Stobbs B.A.(Hons).,P.G.C.E., Reg MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
My name is Catherine and I am warm, friendly and easy to talk to. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP and abide by its ethical framework. Seeking support when we are feeling vulnerable can be a formidable experience and choosing which therapist to trust can be quite a challenge. As your counsellor, I am committed to working with you, quietly and gently, in a safe, confidential place where you can explore difficult feelings, such as those associated with anxiety, depression, trauma and loss.
I work with a wide range of issues such as phobias, painful memories of the past, including those rooted in childhood, fears for the future, or feelings of being 'stuck' or trapped. I can help you identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour, such as anger and addiction and in so doing find ways to break free from the repetitive downward spiral of negative thoughts. Whatever you bring, I will be there to listen.
How counselling can help
I believe there are times for all of us when we may feel lost, helpless, unheard and alone. We may struggle with overwhelming feelings about ourselves, others and challenging events in our lives. But I also believe in our own inner ability to heal ourselves, build on our personal resources and view our lives from a place of greater clarity. In your sessions, I will strive to work alongside you to help develop your inner strength, sense of purpose and regain control of your life. Together we will undertake a gentle exploration of what has brought you to counselling and find ways of moving towards empowering you to make fresh choices for lasting change.
How I work
I am a trained integrative counsellor which means that I am not tied to one theoretical model and can adapt my approach according to your needs. I will support your right to work at your own pace and help you to find the way forward in a way that feels right for you. I have experience in working with a range of issues including:
* Anxiety and depression
* Relationship issues
* Low self esteem
* Work related issues
* Anger management
Taking the first step
I understand that taking the first step to ask for help can seem overwhelming. I also know that the idea of sharing difficult or intimate thoughts and feelings with someone you don't know can be a daunting prospect. If this is how it feels for you right now, then please feel free to telephone me to find out if counselling is right for you.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07548 353639 to book your first session.
Or to find out more about me, please visit my website catherinestobbscounselling.co.uk
Where I work
I work privately from my own consulting room in Fremington, just outside Barnstaple with ample parking available. (Please note that, until further notice, appointments are by 'phone).
When I work
I work from Monday to Friday offering flexible appointments from 9pm through to 5pm as the last available appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons)
- Reg MBACP - Registered Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill, Exeter
- Transactional Analysis (TA 101) & (TA102)
- Experience in counselling in hospice settingCPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Working with anger and rage
- Supporting clients who misuse alcohol
- Introduction to Developing Creative Contact with Clients
- Full Indemnity Insurance
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a wide range of issues and have a particular interest in working with phobias, addictions, anxiety, depression and sadness surrounding all aspects of grief, loss and bereavement.
Concessions offered for
£40 per hour for individual sessions
£50 for couples
£30.00 per hour for students of counselling
Please visit my website for more information on booking
Some of the therapies which I use include
Grief and Bereavement counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy