Catherine Winchester

Catherine Winchester


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames RG9
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

No more slots available during after school hours, until further notice.  Some availability for adults or young people, during the daytime, Wednesday to Friday.

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 be struggling but finding it hard to identify what the trouble is. Maybe you do know but don't see a way out. Such feelings often start early in life, leading to confusion, anger, sadness, relationship problems and difficult or dangerous behaviour. This is why I work with children and teenagers, as well as adults.

You may feel stuck, yet unable to talk to those close to you, for all sorts of reasons. Exploring your feelings and their origins can really help, when it is in confidence with someone who is not only independent but also well-qualified, experienced and caring. It is an opportunity for you to understand your inner world and the meaning behind troubling feelings, problematic behaviour patterns or depression and anxiety, to help you regain control.

I provide a calm, non-judgemental and insightful perspective. My aim is to build a trusting relationship, within strict professional and ethical guidelines. This means working sensitively and appropriately with all my clients, whatever their age or background, towards their individual goals.

I offer

  • one-to-one psychodynamic therapy for adults of all ages, which tends to be long-term and open-ended
  • one-to-one therapy for teenagers and older children, tailored to their needs and understanding

also

  • clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals who work in confidential settings with adults, adolescents and children.

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

I am registered with BUPA as a provider of counselling and psychotherapy.

Please see my website for further details:  www.henleycounselling.org

Practice description

Psychodynamic therapy is supportive (I am here to listen to whatever you want to bring) and explorative (so that you can make sense of confusion and conflicting ideas or feelings).  There is no judgement or advice.   It is not a quick fix but can achieve lasting change.   

Following NHS and government guidelines about distancing, I am offering therapy and supervision remotely by telephone or video link.  Please email me in the first instance so that we can arrange an initial session, usually by zoom.

Concessions are available for students of counselling and psychotherapy.

My first session

I understand how awkward it can feel to embark on therapy.  Will she be easy to talk to?  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 welcome and I want you to feel comfortable.  Our first session will be an opportunity for you to tell 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 on your well-being.  If I feel I am not the right therapist for you, I shall say so, but this is unlikely.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, 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, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames RG9
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

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 an Approved Supervisor for PTUK members and 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).  

Practice description

Currently, I offer clinical supervision to individual therapists via zoom video link.    

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic