Cathy Austin Counsellor and Psychotherapist Reg.MBACP (Accred)
With over 30 years experience of working as a counsellor and psychotherapist with adolescents and adults, I have never lost sight of how difficult it can be to come for counselling. It can make sense for people to begin with an initial session to see if we can work together - I work both in the short-term and the long-term, and anything in between. I am very passionate about the value of counselling and look forward to meeting you.
I have worked both in a college setting and as a Clinical Director of a counselling centre in Norwich. Now I am concentrating on my private practice, supervising other counsellors and offering short and long term therapy. I see clients in my home in South Norfolk and in Norwich.
Counselling sessions provide a safe place which enable people to explore uncomfortable and self-limiting feelings. Being listened to, understood and accepted is a powerful way to turn negative experiences into positive insights. Through a process of actively working together, psychotherapy can look at the options available to help you make changes in your current life and also to make sense of past influences.
As a parent, grandparent and artist I never tire of working alongside people as they bring their rich tapestry of life, their trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows and their unique attachment patterns.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial training was in Transactional Analysis in 1985 followed by the Diploma in Person-Centred counselling in 1994. Before this I was a social worker with families, children and young offenders.
Since becoming a qualified and BACP accredited counsellor I have had training in a number of specialist areas in particular Dissociative Disorders and childhood trauma.
I have lived and worked in Holland and Norway and have travelled and volunteered in India.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for individuals
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays in Norwich, Wednesday afternoon, Thursdays and Fridays in South Norfolk
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|