Catherine is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist specialising in evidence based psychological therapy for children and young people. As well as having a small private practice, she is also working as a Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Reading.
Catherine has over 14 years of working with children and young people and families within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS. Catherine aims to work together with clients to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and to enable them to work towards individual goals to bring about positive changes. CBT can help build resilience via developing new ways of coping and can be particularly effective in helping people with anxiety (including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, Separation Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and low mood/depression (including low self-esteem).
Catherine also has training in evidence-based parenting programmes such as the Early Years Programme (Webster-Stratton) and has run many parenting groups so can offer individual or group based parenting sessions. Although Catherine specialises in CBT for children and young people, she also has experience of working in adult mental health services and would be happy to offer CBT sessions to adults.
Catherine offers a free initial (15 minute) consultation to discuss whether or not CBT could be suitable for you or your child.
Catherine has lived in the local area for eight years. She has three children and she enjoys running and yoga.
Post-graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People (CBT)
Masters in Applied Social Studies (incl. DipSW)
Post-graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Communication with Children
Accredited with the BABCP (150124)
Professional registration as a Social Worker with the HCPC (SW53220)