About Catherine

I first had counselling myself when I was in my 30’s, while I was working in a corporate career. It really helped and inspired me to retrain as a counsellor and therapist; I gained a Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling and then an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the internationally reputed training centre for psychotherapists, Metanoia Institute, in London. 

I draw on theories about the mind, human development and needs, and how to help people with psychological issues, from across the many schools of psychotherapy. I was drawn to this approach, because integration feels natural; I have experience of significant change/loss and moving between cultures, and understand there is more than one way to view life, and live.  

I also attend professional development workshops and conferences. Topics have included our relationship with food and eating disorders; trauma and the body; LGBT sexuality; adolescents and risk; sibling relationships; infant development; autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 

In addition to my private practice, I volunteer for the affordable counselling agency, Riverside Counselling, in Henley on Thames. I am also a member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, and have taught tai chi for mental health in Henley for the voluntary agency, Sport in Mind. 

  

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