Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Catherine and I am here to help and support you move forward if I can.
A little about me Hmmm. Well firstly, counselling others was never my first choice of career, and I do have another qualification and Degree elsewhere. However, like most people I came to a crossroads in my life, and I decided to switch career paths. So, I completed a Level 2 Counselling Skills Qualification, followed by a Level 3 Counselling Qualification, followed by a Level 7 MA Integrative Psychotherapy Degree, whilst being mum to my children, running, and maintaining our home, alongside becoming a counselling volunteer to enhance my studies, that required me to work out in the community helping and supporting others, and now here I am.
A multi heritage licensed therapist in the UK, with over 4 years of professional work experience, education, and training. I have experience in helping clients in many different areas including ADHD, GAD, loss and grief, Depression, Anxiety, Isolation, Relationships, and much more.
I am more than happy to work with any ethnic background or culture, because whilst counselling is primarily focused around the client, it is also good experience and beneficial for therapists to familiarise themselves with other’s racial ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, so we can appreciate and respect those differences.
I am currently volunteering with an amazing organisation who supports the carers, of sick relatives, friends and neighbours, and the every day stresses my client’s are facing and enduring that can include, a lack of self-care, my clients questioning their own self-worth, or I could be supporting my clients through the loss and grief process.
No two days are ever the same and many different issues and challenges arise, therefore I take each of my clients on an individual basis and afford each of my clients the same level of commitment and respect they deserve.
So if you do contact me and you do not get an immediate response, please bear in mind that I shall be in session with another client but I will always get back to you as soon as I become available.
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, and together we work to resolve issues.
I encourage my clients to book a live session with me so that we can familiarise ourselves with each other and I can obtain an understanding and clearer perspective of my clients issues. From that initial interaction I shall always get to work setting my clients obtainable goals, so they can challenge themselves. Or I may ask my clients to complete worksheets suitable to their issues, the aim being to raise more of an awareness to the presenting problem, then we can get to work solving the problem or bringing about change.
I appreciate counselling and therapy can be a worrying experience but “If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got”.
Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #398484
Catherine is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She knows how to be comforting while also not shying away from the hard truths. Her approach gets results and I could not recommend her more!
Written on Dec 07, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Speaking to Catherine has been a great addition to life and the weekly video calls has provided a much needed structure. Putting into practice what we discussed during the sessions and though worksheets has provided a very noticeable lift during the week. Catherine is always quick to provide support outside of sessions through messaging.
Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Absolutely love having Catherine as my therapist, she's the absolute best always doing whatever she can to work on the things I wanted help with. She listen and gives get advise. Would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Catherine is a fantastic therapist, she listens, supports and comes up with constructive solutions with you to work through whatever you may be going through.
I would strongly recommend Catherine to anyone.
Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Catherine is amazing. When I first started seeing her I was really nervous, and anxious and sad and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. From the first session she has been supportive and encouraging. She understands my needs and helps me work towards them by setting worksheets and talking through things with me. She responds so effectively and honestly she’s just made me so much happier and more confident in myself. I could not recommend her enough.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Catherine is a great therapist. I feel like I've come a long way in a few short months with her. She's a good listener and has given me confidence.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes