- Phone number
- 01832 720486 or 07985 348175
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Catherine Sharp. I am a BACP accredited/UKCP registered psychotherapist/counsellor. I have very considerable experience in working as a private practitioner. I run training days for Anxiety, Obsessive Behaviours and have co-led an extensive programme working with perpetrators of domestic abuse.
I specialise in depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I also work with clients who feel angry and struggle to find strategies that enable them to express their anger in appropriate ways. In addition I work with loss, sexual abuse, bereavement and low self-esteem. Many of the above can show themselves in behaviours such as self-harm, disordered eating patterns or suicidal thoughts.
My core training is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I believe we are shaped by the circumstances and the relationships that we have with significant people as we grow up.Some patterns of behaviour/relationship, good or bad, may be repeated in subsequent relationships. Work might include exploring the influences from the past that have shaped the present. I have also trained in Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. These two therapies are useful for providing step by step interventions towards personal goals. CBT can also help clients recognise the link between negative thought patterns and behaviours. I would help the client to recognise more positive coping strategies and introduce changes that result in the client feeling more in control of their lives. I believe that the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is vital in bringing about beneficial change. I take great care to establish a trusting relationship where clients can speak about personal matters without fear of being judged.
My consulting room at Thorpe Waterville is within a 20-minute drive of Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and Peterborough. The room is comfortable and quiet with off-road parking.
Session rates £60.00 per hour for individuals and £70 per hour for couples
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited