Catherine Clay

Catherine Clay

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Swedish

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Therapist - Harrogate

Harrogate HG1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Choosing a therapist can be a tricky experience. Not least because we often look for therapeutic support when we are going through something difficult in our lives. I am always happy to have a free initial conversation on the phone or via Zoom, so that you have an opportunity to  decide if you think I am the right counsellor for you. 

Many of my clients are looking for help to cope with a loss or bereavement, but I also work with a wide range of general therapeutic needs. I have additional training for supporting people who are dealing with complex grief, such as for example bereavement through suicide. 

If you are struggling with problems in your relationship, seeing a therapist as a couple can provide you with a space to make yourselves heard and understood. Taking conflicts into a neutral and supportive space has helped many couples find a way forward that works for both parties. 

I utilise theory and practices from humanistic, relational and existential therapeutic models. I believe that we can gain valuable insights about ourselves by exploring how we manage relationships with others; the good and the bad and all the ones in between. 

I am trained as a person centred psychotherapist, which means that my methods are inherently client led. I will work with you without agenda and without judgement, on whatever issues are important to you. 

Practice description

I offer individual and couples therapy, either face to face or via Zoom or the telephone. Individual sessions are generally 50 mins long and couples sessions 60 mins, but longer or shorter sessions can be arranged depending on your needs and my availability. 

A limited number of Saturday session are available. 

My first session

If you think therapy may be helpful for you, don't hesitate to get in touch. I am always happy to talk through how I work over the phone or via Zoom so that make an informed decision about us working together. The therapeutic relationship is very personal, and it’s important that it feels right.

My practice is based in Princes Square in Harrogate town centre, a short walk from the train and bus stations. There is plenty of parking, at town centre rates, near the practice. I am also experienced at working via Zoom or telephone. 

In our first session I will invite you to share your reasons for seeking some support. You decide how much you want to say and what you want us to focus on.  

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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