Catherine Kassis

Catherine Kassis

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Penicuik

Penicuik EH26
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I mainly work online. 

About me and my therapy practice

Having dedicated my life to the study and practice of Child Psychotherapy and Adult Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I've come to intimately understand the profound feelings of isolation, vulnerability, and discomfort experienced by individuals, especially children and young people, in the absence of proper support. 

I offer a warm and welcoming space for individuals aged 7 and above, where they can feel truly seen and heard. My approach is all about embracing diversity, whether it's cultural, neurological, or related to gender and sexuality. I want everyone to know they're accepted just as they are.

As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw from a diverse toolkit of therapeutic modalities, including person-centred, relational, and psychodynamic approaches, carefully and collaboratively selected to address the unique needs and preferences of each individual.

Whether it's through heartfelt conversations, working creatively, or delving into thoughts and emotions, I'm here to walk alongside you on your journey.

Practice description

Central to my practice is approaching each individual with compassion, warmth, and non-judgment. There are four foundational principles that guide my work:

* Building a strong, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship.

* Tailoring my approach to suit the unique needs and preferences of each person I work with.

* Respecting all identities, diversities, and abilities with the utmost regard.

* Adhering rigorously to the highest ethical standards set forth by the BACP and UKCP frameworks.

Put simply, I deeply believe in the power of a strong therapeutic bond. It's in this safe space, free from judgment, where personal growth, empowerment, autonomy, and self-discovery truly blossom. It's all about listening, understanding, and respecting each unique story with empathy and creativity, while honouring diversity and upholding ethical values at every step.

My first session

Please feel free to reach out to me via text or email. I'll be sure to respond promptly to arrange a free 30-minute initial consultation where we can get to know each other better. We can discuss your reasons for seeking counselling, your goals and expectations, as well as any questions you may have about my practice, background, or the counselling process.

There's no obligation to continue working together after this initial session; what matters most is finding the right counsellor for your needs. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Text therapy

Languages spoken

English, Arabic