Cathy Harrison Higher Dip.Counselling Reg.MBACP
I realise that making the decision to come to counselling can be a difficult one, it may have been on your mind for sometime and eventually an event, a situation or living with anxiety, low mood or relationship issues can lead you to consider this option. We can live in a more comfortable way with ourselves, and so with the world around us.
After many years of involvement with counselling and through my work within mental health I greatly value the opportunity for change it can offer.
I work alongside individuals or couples to explore, recognise and understand the difficulties in their lives. I work in an integrated way, fitting the therapy to each persons unique needs. We are led by what you bring.
I provide a warm, holding and professional relationship for my client and as a (registered) member of the BACP I work to their ethical standards.
I have experience with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and health conditions. Past and present difficulties around emotional and sexual abuse. Along with issues at work, including sudden inability to work and a sense of real over whelm. I also work with various forms of loss, from health to the hidden loss of a miscarriage, abortion and childlessness.
The couples counselling training I have done helps to process and understand the feelings and complexities around being in the couple relationship.
I work with all ages from young adults to the elderly, and recently with students encountering distress of many forms, along with the elderly encountering sudden transitions around health and loss.
I work with relatives where a close family member's emotional issues are impacting on others, here my expertise underpins the work we can do together.
I am available for as long as the work is needed, this can be short or long term. I have an interest in the interaction between mental and physical well being, I am a member of the health care group within the BACP.
My consulting room is at Langport Counselling Practice Great Bow Wharf, Langport. The beautifully restored building is in a tranquil setting over looking the river. There is free parking near by, with disabled access. I have some evenings appointments subject to availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Diploma In Counselling Level 5 AQA (Integrative)
Certificate in the Couple Relationship Tavistock Relationships
Bridging Unit in Counselling and Psychotherapy Bridgwater College
Certificate in Counselling Level 3 AQA ( Includes Gestalt,TA,CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic)
Certificate In Counselling Level 2 AQA
Certificate in Counselling Skills WPF/Somerset Counselling Centre
Certificate in Counselling Skills in The Development Of Learning. RSA
Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Rethink
Bereavement Training ABC Course Curse
Award in Dementia Care Level 2 BTEC
Working with dreams
Sexual and emotional abuse
Couples and affairs
Gender and sexual diversity
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in the issues around emotional abandonment, I have looked into this this area more closely and written on this subject for my training.
I am interested in health issues and how they are interrelated with our mental well being.
I worked for The Somerset Victim Support Scheme, I helped develop this scheme and worked with many victim related issues.
I worked in community mental health for some years.
I have worked with student mental health.
I did my clinical practice at Somerset Counselling Center where I worked with a wide range of issues.
Standard rate £39 for a 50 minute session
I do concessions for students and those on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is parking near by and disabled parking around the back of the building.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|