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About me

First comes the feelings of chaotic and uncontrollable worry.

Then you find yourself struggling with nervousness, shaking and trouble speaking.

With the build up of anxiety over time you start to find yourself suffering with debilitating phobias.

As a result your anxiety begins to present itself as fear and a feeling of hopelessness.

While all the time your physiology is being affecting as you find yourself holding stress and tension in your body.

Anxiety thus begins to increase your stress levels and this constant battle with stress and anxiety leaves you feeling depressed.

The depression gets so hard to bear at times that you find yourself getting angry with those you love and care about.

If this is you, I can help because I’ve been there myself.


Counselling can help you to explore your 'whys' and help you to manage your anxiety, 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

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.


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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£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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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.


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

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