Catherine Winchester

Catherine Winchester


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames RG9
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Face-to-face weekly appointments are now available in Henley-on-Thames, plus remote sessions by video.    I see individual clients, adults and teenagers, not couples or families.   

Please contact me by email to discuss a time slot that might be convenient for you - currently some slots are free on a Thursday.   

About me and my therapy practice

Life is difficult for all of us at some stage or other, sometimes it feels overwhelming and unbearable. You may feel stuck, yet unable to talk to anyone close to you, for all sorts of good reasons. Talking in confidence and beginning to reflect on your situation with an experienced and trustworthy therapist can be the first step towards the changes you hope for.

My job is to listen, to understand, to see you. No judgement, no agenda, no advice. As we build a relationship, within strict professional and ethical guidelines, I provide a calm, insightful perspective to help you explore thoughts, feelings, memories. Often, the most troublesome are those one is least aware of - because they have been hidden - still disrupting your peace of mind.  We work at a pace that suits you, making sense together of what has been hard to understand alone.

Maybe you are struggling but finding it hard to identify what the trouble is? Maybe you do know but don't see a way forward. Such feelings often start early in life, leading to confusion, anger, sadness, relationship problems or risky behaviour. I work with young people, as well as adults, and am always interested in your early years and family context.

The list below covers some of the reasons people may want help but I see everyone as an individual, rather than a diagnosis.

Why me? I have postgraduate level qualifications in counselling/ psychotherapy, and in clinical supervision. I also have a post-qualification certificate in working with young people and an enhanced DBS check.

I am not only registered with BACP but Senior Accredited, which means that my approach to therapy and my practice have been assessed rigorously, at both the Accreditation (2014) and Senior Accreditation (2021) stages.

I have been working with clients for over 12 years and in private practice since 2014.


Practice description

I am here to listen to whatever is on your mind and to help you explore connections and patterns in your life that may have caused confusion and conflict.   It is an opportunity for you to be seen and heard freely. The more you understand your inner world and the meaning behind troubling feelings, problematic behaviour or depression and anxiety, the more you can begin to regain control, or peace.   This is not a quick fix - we may be unravelling long-established ways of coping - and it takes courage and trust but it can achieve lasting change.   

There is no judgement.   I shall never say "you should" or "you must" but if that is what you feel, we can think about why it might be the case.  

Please email me in the first instance so that we can arrange an initial session.

Concessions are available for students of counselling and psychotherapy and for refugees and those closely involved in caring for them.  

My first session

I understand how awkward it can feel to embark on therapy.  Will she be easy to talk to?  How much will she understand?  Will it make a difference?  So many questions.  

Each time I meet a new client it is a beginning for both of us.  You are very welcome and I want you to feel comfortable.  Our first session will be an opportunity for you to tell some of your story and ask about the process.  

Above all, it is an experience of a different type of relationship that is safe, boundaried and professional and focussed entirely on your well-being.  

If I feel I am not the right therapist for you, I shall say so, but this happens very rarely.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, 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

Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling

Supervisor - Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames RG9
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability


Some daytime slots are available on a Thursday for supervision in person in Henley or remotely.

About me and my therapy practice

Supervision is a collaborative relationship that provides you with an opportunity to reflect on your practice, so that you can offer your clients the best and most ethical service possible.  It helps you think more deeply and identify unconscious interpersonal processes, gaps in experience or blind spots that practitioners at all levels experience.  Supervision also helps you manage your workload and consider your own self-care.  

The psychodynamic approach - object relations - underlies my thinking in my own client work and when supervising others.  However, a rigorous supervision diploma training has prepared me to work with a range of modalities.  I have supervised many counsellors who work integratively, or use existential, person-centred, solution-focused and other approaches with adults and young people.   These have been trainee counsellors on diploma, undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes, as well as qualified, experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.

The Terapia Supervision Diploma qualifies me to supervise clinicians working with adults, adolescents and children, in a range of modalities and using creative methods.  The course fulfils UKCP, BACP and BAPT criteria for supervisor training.  

I am on Terapia's list of Affiliated Supervisors.

Having worked as a school counsellor and as Clinical Lead for a Young People's Counselling Service, I can offer supervision for anyone working in a school or with school-age people.  This may also include staff working in roles where they are holding confidential information, often of a difficult, highly emotional kind. 

Fees: Individual supervision: £50 (1 hour, fortnightly) or £75 (an hour and a half, monthly).  Exploratory session: £50

Practice description

Currently, I offer clinical supervision to individual therapists via remote video link and in person at my room in Henley.    

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss coming for supervision as part of a group of up to 4 therapists.  

Special interests and expertise:

  • counselling in schools and colleges
  • counselling young people
  • in-depth psychodynamic work
  • setting-up and running private practice

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people