Catherine Stobbs B.A.(Hons).,P.G.C.E., Reg MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Catherine Stobbs B.A.(Hons).,P.G.C.E., Reg MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist


01271 859398 / 07713 984224

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About me


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

* Addictions

* Abuse

* Relationship issues

* Bereavement

* Trauma

* Low self esteem

* Stress

* Phobias

* 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.

Contact me

Email me at using the link at the top of this page or telephone 07713 984224 / 01271 859398 to book your first session.

Or to find out more about me, please visit my website, again, using the link at the top of this page.

Where I work

I work privately from my own consulting room in Fremington, just outside Barnstaple with ample parking available.

When I work

I work from Monday to Friday offering flexible appointments from 9pm through to 7pm as the last available appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons)
  • PGCE
  • 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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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.

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£40 per hour for individual sessions

£50 for couples

£25.00 per hour for students of counselling

Please visit my website using the link at the top of this page for details of how to book

Further information

Some of the therapies which I use include

Person centred
Mindfulness counselling
Grief and Bereavement counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Existential Therapy
Transactional Analysis

Maps & Directions

Barnstaple, EX31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme