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Hello, my name is Catherine... (she/her)

I offer counselling both in person, online and on the phone. Alongside my private practice I am a Mum of two young boys, two older step sons and two cats. I have had a life full of ups and downs and am both professionally and personally equipped to offer genuine support and empathy to those seeking a comfortable space to come, talk, be heard and just ‘be’. Find out about my values.

In addition to my counselling experience, I can also offer support through sessions in Focusing.

As a counsellor, I feel privileged to be able to work alongside people struggling and in distress. Together we can work to find your unique way forward through whatever you bring to the counselling room. 

The foundation of the way I work is person-centred. This approach is based on a deep trust in your ability to find your own way towards growth and health. It puts you in charge, and not me; so I will be facilitating you in your exploration, rather than interpreting or telling you what to do. I also draw on a focusing-oriented approach where it seems helpful.

Am I the right counsellor for you?

There are so many counsellors practicing in so many modalities that it's easy to become overwhelmed when trying to find the right match for you. Research consistently shows, though, that regardless of modality or technique, a good relationship between you and your therapist is crucial to a positive experience in therapy, so it's important to listen to your gut. An initial meeting will help you with that decision.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Coherence Therapy (in training 2022)

Focusing Oriented Therapy (in training 2021 - 2023)

Certificate: Understanding Autism, Making your Practice Autism Friendly (2021)

Certificate as Focusing Practitioner (2021)

Advanced Diploma in Counselling, BACP accredited, level 5 (adults 18+)

Advanced Certificate in Counselling

Certificate in Focusing (2020)

BA (HONS) English Literature

MBACP Registered Counsellor number 00948456

Enhanced DBS Certificate

Cruse Bereavement Care ABC Foundation Course