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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. A number of my family members are neurodivergent (ADHD, Dyslexia, AUDHD, Autistic). I have had a life full of ups and downs and am both professionally and personally equipped to offer support and empathy to those seeking a comfortable space to come, talk, be heard and just ‘be’. Find out about my values.

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 towards growth and health. Rest assured though, I won't just sit back and say 'mmh', 'aah' and make you do all the work! I'm very hands-on and you'll experience the sessions as collaborative!

My counselling approach has developed over the years, and I now offer a range of approaches which are tailored to your needs. For instance, I may bring in coherence therapy to support you in changing the roots of the patterns in your life, or I may 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 & CPD (continuous professional development)

EMDR Part One (2024)

ADHD and Neurodiversity Interventions for Women: Strength-Based Skills To Use in Your Clinical Practice (2024)

Regular exploration of neurodivergence (podcasts, journals, books, facebook communities)

Fundamentalist Religious Childhoods: Implications for practice in therapy (2023)

BACP Accreditation qualification (2023)

Complex Trauma Treatment Phase one, Complex Trauma Institute (2023)
Image Transformation Therapy Basic Workshop (2022
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Human Givens Guided Imagery for Therapeutic Change (2022)

Human Givens Rewind Technique (2022)

International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (2022)

How to Break the Cycle of Depression, Human Givens (2022)

Rewind Technique qualified IARTT (2022)

Coherence Therapy Training (2022)

Focusing Oriented Therapy (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)

NCFE Diploma in Performance Coaching (2005)

NCFE Certificate in Life Coaching (2005)

BA (HONS) English Literature

MBACP Accredited Counsellor number 00948456

Enhanced DBS Certificate

Cruse Bereavement Care ABC Foundation Course

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