I currently have availability on Wednesday morning and late afternoon.
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome. My name is Catherine, I am a registered psychotherapist drawing from a range of modalities to work with you on the life problems you might be experiencing. My approach to therapy is holistic, tailored to you and grounded in a safe and open therapeutic relationship. I aim to offer a space of empathy, warmth, authenticity and confidentiality within which we can make sense of yourself and your relationships together and you are able to heal and grow. I work with people facing various life challenges including anxiety, loss, depression, relationship problems, trauma and struggles with life transitions and identity. I have professinoal experience in multiple settings including the NHS, community mental health services, university counselling services and mental health charities.
I work pluralistically and integratively. This means I work collaboratively with you, drawing from multiple different modalities that I have trained in and adapting therapy to you and your unique needs. I welcome an initial chat to talk about how we might work together to support you.
I am also in the final stages of a professional doctorate in counselling psychology.
My first session
While I use a loosely structured assessment (including exploring topics such as significant life experiences, therapeutic goals, physcial wellbeing) my main aim to ensure I understand what has brought you to therapy and how we can work together. Additionally, I know that this first session might feel daunting or intimidating so another important aim is to foster a warm and compassionate first session.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited