Catherine Van De Steen
I am an integrative trauma informed child and adolescent psychotherapist working with vulnerable children and young people. I offer the possibility of a safe space for children and young people to put feelings into words. I work from the principle that it is a secure relationship that heals.
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
- Psychology BSc, Open University
- Integrative Child Psychotherapy: MA
Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
- SpLD Teacher: Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
Dyslexia Action (University of York)
- SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate
Bath Spa University
- Early Years Teacher: Postgraduate Certificate of Education
University of the West of England
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 20 minute initial exploratory phone or online consultation
All sessions: £50
I work one-to-one either within the child’s or young person’s school or privately. I also work in small groups in schools if required.
As part of my service, I provide a 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.