Catherine Van De Steen

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UKCP, B. Psychology, MA Child Psychotherapy, PGCE, CATT,EMDR
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Bath, BA1 2ED
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an integrative child and young person psychotherapist working with children and young people up to 25. I offer the possibility of a safe space for children and young people to put feelings into words and I work from the principle that it is a secure relationship that heals.

Fully qualified Child and Adolescent EMDR therapist and Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT) trained. 

I work relationally from a developmental perspective that draws from attachment theory and aspects of self-psychology. I try to creatively explore alongside children their inner and outer worlds, co-creating meaning and new understandings from experiences through playful encounter, acceptance, curiosity and empathy, using the arts to understand feelings, images and fantasies that may have no words. 

If you have any worries or concerns please either text, email or call me for a confidential, 'no strings attached' chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • EMDR 
  • CATT (Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique)
  • MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy 
  • BSc Psychology
  • SpLD Teacher: Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
  • SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate
  • Early Years Teacher: Postgraduate Certificate of Education


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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Axa Health

Additional information

Free 20 minute initial exploratory phone or online consultation 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I try to work around school and higher education time restraints. It may be possible to work with younger children in the school environment.

Further information

I work one-to-one either within the child’s or young person’s school/university or privately.  I also work in small groups in schools if required. 
As part of my service, I offer regular and confidential space, time and sensitive understanding to children, young people’s parents or carers to collaboratively explore family feelings, experiences and relationships together in the service of the child’s optimal development, clearer understanding and a more secure sense of self.

Openings, Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2 Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2ED

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

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