- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
During the current cornonavirus crisis, when I am only able to offer telephone and internet-based sessions, I can be more flexible about the times and days I am available, please contact me for details.
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome. My name is Catherine Bray. I am a psychodynamic counsellor and group analyst working in Chesham and Hemel Hempstead offering confidential individual counselling and group psychotherapy to people who are experiencing emotional and mental health problems.
Owing to the coronavirus crisis, I cannot currently meet you face to face. I am however, able to offer telephone, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom sessions to all clients.
I work psychodynamically which means that I am interested in what happens under the surface – the meaning behind the words and the significance of apparently trivial events. In psychodynamic counselling, nothing is silly, or trivial, ‘only that…’ or ‘just this…’
Underpinning all my counselling and group psychotherapy work is the knowledge that it is ultimately the quality of the relationship between client and therapist - that's you and me - that heals.
My first session
Our first session will take place after we have spoken on the phone to arrange the time and date to meet. This will be a chance for us to talk to together about how we could work together, and to see if you think my approach might be helpful – we can talk about anything that is or has been bothering you, in the past or the present. If at the end of our initial consultation you remain uncertain, we can arrange another session to see if things become clearer. I believe that your instinct will tell you if we can work together.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited