WHAT IS THERAPY AND WHAT DO I DO? WHAT DO I NEED TO TALK ABOUT? WHAT DOES THERAPY 'LOOK LIKE'?

SEE BELOW FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, ADULTS AND ONLINE WORK SHOULD YOU WISH TO CONSIDER THESE OPTIONS.

MANY PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT WHAT THEY NEED TO TALK ABOUT AND WILL THE SESSIONS INVOLVE LOT OF CRYING? TO PUT YOUR MIND AT EASE BEFORE COMING TO A SESSION YOU WILL ONLY BE REQUIRED TO CHOOSE TO ATTEND; WHAT YOU DECIDE TO TALK ABOUT/NOT TALK ABOUT IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO WORK WITH YOU AND I FOLLOW YOUR LEAD AND PACE NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE.

Psychotherapy for Young People:

What is Counselling for Young People?

Creative/Play Therapy

Sometimes young people need to express their issues differently to adults. They don’t always want to or are able to find the words to communicate their issue. They can show me how they feel by communicating in another way. Children and Young people often use play/creative therapy to do this.

Therapeutic Space

I provide a therapeutic space when I work with children in which there is an opportunity for anyone of any age to play, draw, use creative materials and express themselves in a safe and controlled way. With or without words.

Sandtray Therapy – Non-Talking Therapy

I often use sandtray therapy as a non-talking way to help and explore an issue.

Psychotherapy for Adults:

Well Being

Our well being is the most valuable gift we can give ourselves.

Communicating Feelings and Thoughts

To be able to communicate our thoughts, wishes, hopes and dreams with another person is the most precious gift we can share. When we are troubled by the pressures of daily life, decisions, changes or by our past it can help to share this with someone who cares and will spend the time with you, listening in a non-judgmental​ way. I can help you to explore your difficulties and find those inner resources and powers you have.

Online Therapy/Coaching is a variation to face to face work

Distance Therapy to suit you

Online Therapy/Coaching is a variation to face to face work as the name suggests it is carried out online. This means that both you and I are likely to be in separate locations and using one of the many internet ready devices that now exist.

 

Virtual Space/ Therapy Room

In this instance,​ you do not need any particular software as I use a platform whereby, I invite you to a virtual space/room and all it needs is for you to click the link I send you. Each meeting link is secure and has its own unique identifying number and means that its rather like a lock and key to the meeting time we arrange.

Online Therapy Provisions

Online work is slightly different to the face to face world and as such I have a separate contract from online work so we can talk about all of the issues that may happen such as low-quality internet signal and appointment do’s and don’ts such as not being in a public place to provide confidentiality and limit interruptions when we are in the call.

Technology Removing Therapy Access Limitations: Suitable for those who are Housebound, Working Away or Geographically Far Away

Online work can be very helpful for people who are housebound, working away and geographically far away from me and who would still like to work with me. As technology reduces these limits, we find ourselves with a platform in which we can still conduct our sessions.

Secure, following Data Protection Laws, GDPR and End to End Encryption for your Piece of Mind

The platform I use is secure and has end to end encryption. This coupled with the email platform I use means that your data and session content are protected. This means that you as the client do not need to pay for any software, just the sessions.

Initial Psychotherapy Session

The first session is 30-45 minutes, so we can decide if we would like to work together.

It is quite usual to have a few sessions and then reflect and make a decision about the future of this, together. Sessions are 50 minutes and happen weekly.

 

 

WHAT IS CATHERINE'S APPROACH TO THERAPY AND WHAT DOES HER 'SPAR' MODEL & APPROACH PROVIDE?

Safety
Psychobiological Compassionate Enquiry
Attuned responses and reflections
Reintegrative support

A Model of Trauma Recovery developed and based on Polyvagal System and Interpersonal Neurobiology

Catherine has developed a model of trauma recovery based on her understandings of the Polyvagal system, Trauma and Psychotherapy work from names such as:

Daniel Siegel, Stephen Porges, Ruth Lanius, Joseph Le Doux, Jaak Panksepp, Bessel van De Kolk, Bruce Perry, Louis Cozolino, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Norman Doidge, Richard Davidson, Rick Hanson, Gabor Mate, Allan Schore, Peter Fonagy, Sebern Fisher, Daniel Goleman, John Kabat Zinn, Judith Herman, Antonio Damasio, Ronald Seigel, Tina Bryson, Mary Hartzell, Paul Gilbert, Paul Zak, Paul Eckman, Alan Watkins, Michael Merzenich, Brene Brown, Kristen Neff, Daniel Amen, Richard Erskine, Ekhart Tolle, Tami Simon, Ruth Buczynski, Michael Gazzaniga, Walter Mischel, Daniel Kahneman, Dave Asprey, Jim Kwik, Michael Brues, Jamie Wheal, Stephen Kotler, John Gray, Tim Desmond, The CO-ED Foundation and the teachings/books from the Dali Lama.

Theoretical Integration

Catherine applies this to her Cybertrauma work and as a therapist uses Theoretical Integration to underpin her work as a trauma therapist. She also teaches this to counsellors and psychotherapists and presents at conferences using this model.

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