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About me

I am a mental health specialist working with anxiety issues. I work online over Zoom seeing clients from all over the UK.

I offer bespoke counselling to individuals seeking support from me.  At Sensera Counselling I recognise that anxiety can manifest in many different ways.

TYPES OF ANXIETY:

Social anxiety
Health anxiety
Parental anxiety
Work anxiety
Relationship anxiety
Anxiety from family pressures
Anxiety from friend pressures
Anxiety from comparing yourself
Anxiety about the future
Anxiety about not feeling good enough
Trauma
OCDs
Phobias

I want you to understand that you don’t need to suffer on your own and that anxiety is treatable.

I can help you to identify the causes and triggers for your anxiety. I can help you to let go of what is holding you back. I can help to reduce your symptoms and suffering. I can help you to take the required steps to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.

SYMTOMS OF ANXIETY:

Drug and alcohol abuse
Self harm
Anger
Depression
Difficulty concentrating
Low self esteem
Feeling paranoid
Uncontrollable thoughts
Feeling like there is no way out

SPEAK TO A COUNSELLOR WHO'S BEEN THROUGH IT

Counselling can help you to explore your 'whys' and help you to manage your anxiety and any associated stress, depression and anger.  Counselling will provide you with confidential support outside of your circle of family, friends and colleagues and give you space to reassess and move forward in a safe and friendly space.

I studied Literature, Life and Thought at University, graduating in 1998. My study introduced me to concepts from psychology and philosophy which continue to influence my outlook.  I then went on to study Counselling and achieved my Level 4 Diploma in Counselling in 2005.

I consider myself to be a compassionate, understanding and friendly counsellor. I attend regular supervision and I am committed to my ongoing training and personal development.

Training, qualifications & experience

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
1995 -1998. Liverpool John Moores University. 2.1 BA Hons Literature, Life and Thought
2002 AQA: Counselling Theory Certificate
2002 AQA: Counselling Skills Certificate
2002 -2005 Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2004 NVQ in Youth Work Level 2
2005 Relate Counselling Young People                                                                      2006 PTUK, Sussex. Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills.                    2008 Anglia Ruskin University: Undergraduate Credit in Clinical Supervision
2008 AQA Counselling Unit: Working with Couples
2012-2013 PTTLS teaching qualification

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2005, securing professional counselling work and progressing to a position as Counselling Project Leader for Relate and The Family and Relationship Centre.  I have also worked as an Adult Education Tutor of Counselling.  I now work as a Counsellor for Open Door as well as running my business Sensera Counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial Assessment £30.

All sessions thereafter £50.

£5 reduction on the price of all counselling services for students and those experiencing financial difficulties.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me to arrange a convenient appointment time.  I have appointments in the morning, afternoon, evening and weekends.

Lifehouse Therapy Centre
745b Southchurch Road
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1 2PP

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

There are a few steps from the pavement to my room on Southchurch Road. Unfortunately these steps are slightly too high for a wheelchair ramp.

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Catherine Taylor. NCS (Accred) BA Hons Lit, Life and Thought. Dip Counselling.

Catherine Taylor. NCS (Accred) BA Hons Lit, Life and Thought. Dip Counselling.