Catherine Muston

Catherine Muston

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG4
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

About me:

I hold a Master of Arts Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from Reading University. My training, by this well-respected training organisation, was both thorough and rigorous. I also have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from the Society of Analytical Psychology.

I am:

• an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

• Listed on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for counsellors and psychotherapists.

• a recognised Mental Health and Well-being Therapist for a well-known health insurance company.

• a clinical supervisor offering supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, individually and in groups

• Deputy Clinical Lead of Riverside Counselling Service based in Henley.

I have also worked for over 7 years within the NHS in Berkshire and Oxfordshire GP practices as an in-house counsellor.

I have published research in working with chronic illness and disability. I also continue to read and train to keep up to date with wider current research. This enables me to work more effectively with my clients.

Practice description

It may be you have a specific problem or a general feeling of being 'low'. Perhaps you feel that talking to friends and family isn’t enough - or that you’ll feel judged and therefore you are considering a professional counsellor.

My practice:

I have over 15 years' experience in working with many different types of issues and can offer you a professional and confidential service in an accessible, comfortable and safe environment. My approach is psychodynamic. This involves us working together to uncover the less conscious aspects of your thoughts, feelings and emotions, so that you can come to understand yourself more fully. This greater insight should help you to make long-lasting changes, so that you can lead a more fulfilled life.

I offer one to one counselling with young people from age 14 and individual adults.

I work:

• with a wide range of issues such as: anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, addictions, low self-esteem — as well as the many other concerns which may be impacting your quality of life and emotional well-being.

• in an open-ended way for as long as you wish, or in a shorter more focused way — and we can agree what is best for you when we first meet, and

• Monday to Friday with evening appointments available.

My first session

if you would like to, we could have an initial telephone conversation to see if my way of working matches what you are looking for.  I would then usually suggest that we meet for an initial consultation, which takes about an hour, to see if on-going weekly sessions would be helpful for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited