Catherine Barnes

Catherine Barnes

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - London

London SW17
Sessions from £80.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I have evening and weekend availability. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a registered healthcare provider for most UK insurance companies. I provide an empathetic safe space where clients can process difficult or painful thoughts and explore their feelings without fear of judgement.

This can be a place to process what has gone on and learn how the world is perceived uniquely by you and how this can influence your relationships and interactions with the world.

Experienced with CBT techniques I help to identify negative thought patterns and help clients to find a new way of viewing situations. Existential therapeutic techniques are also used to help her clients explore thoughts on their current and future life stages and goals. I further integrate theories of transactional analysis to offer clients a different perspective on relationships, as well as working psychodynamically to find links between client’s childhood experiences and current behavioural patterns.

Therapy can be a place to talk about difficult things, and I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I help client’s achieve goals by focusing on individual strengths and helping clients realise their true potential by discovering their hidden resources. My aim in therapy is to support clients in every way through their journey in life.

Growing up internationally with diverse heritage I bring a unique perspective to my work as a therapist; I focus on short term therapies as well as long term exploratory approaches for the treatment of both adults and children. I have a unique therapeutic approach combining divergent approaches to treatment, uniquely targeting treatments to the individual client’s needs. I am also a member of the BPS conducting doctoral research in to the treatment of depression. I work with short and long term therapies within both in-patient and out-patient NHS services as well as in private practice.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Personal development, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited