About me 

My purpose and mission is to support and empower you. Life does not always go to plan but I hope to show you how you can be closer to living life the way you have always imagined, moving beyond any limiting beliefs and creating a vision of yourself that you look forward to being.

I have been training for the past 9 years to become a doctor of psychology - a psychologist. I have through out this time been working with a range of different presenting issues in both out- patient NHS services and private and NHS secure in-patient units. I have an interest in the human condition and have been researching different approaches to working with psychological disorders including the incorporation of eastern philosophies, giving me a unique view and understanding of different cultures, human personality and psychology. I have worked in many different settings giving me a diverse knowledge base allowing me to draw upon multiple perspectives to tailor approaches to each specific clients needs.

Catherine provides an empathetic safe space where clients can process difficult or painful thoughts and explore their feelings without fear of judgement. Experienced with CBT techniques she helps to identify negative thought patterns and help clients to find a new way of viewing situations. Existential therapeutic techniques are also used to help her clients explore thoughts on their current and future life stages and goals. Catherine also uses theories of transactional analysis to offer clients a different perspective on relationships, as well as working psychodynamically to find links between client’s childhood experiences and current behavioural patterns.

While therapy can be a place to talk about difficult things, she believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship as well as positive psychology. Catherine helps client’s achieve goals by focusing on individual strengths and realising their true potential by discovering their hidden resources. Catherine’s aim in therapy is to support clients in every way through their journey in life. Growing up internationally with diverse heritage Catherine brings a unique perspective to her work as a therapist; she holds a BSc (Hons), and MSc in clinical psychology from Kingston University London. She has worked with clients presenting with difficulties including anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. She focuses on short term therapies as well as long term exploratory approaches for the treatment of both adults and children. Further gaining a PGDip in psychology and psychotherapy and researching philosophers such as Sartre, Heidegger and Nietzsche, Catherine has a unique therapeutic approach combining divergent approaches to treatment, uniquely targeting treatments to the individual client’s needs.

She is also a member of the BPS conducting doctoral research in to the treatment of depression, She works with short and long term therapies within both inpatient and out patient NHS services as well as in private practice.

Qualifications:

  • DPsych - Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology&Psychotherapy - New School of Psychotherapy&Counselling/Middlesex University (completion date December 2020).

  • PGDip - Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling&Psychotherapy - New School of Psychotherapy&Counselling/Middlesex University

  • M.Sc. Clinical Psychology - Kingston University London

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology - Kingston University London

Continuing professional development training;

  • Eating disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Family Estrangement

  • Jungian Analysis

  • Dream Analysis

  • Emotional weight loss

  • Time-limited practice

  • Captivity

  • Trauma

  • Self-harm

  • Neuropsychology

Publications:

Vandrevala, T., Samsi, K., Rose, C., Adenrele, C., Barnes, C. and Manthorpe, J., 2017. Perceived needs for support among care home staff providing end of life care for people with dementia: a qualitative study. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 32(2), pp.155-163.

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