Welcome


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People come to Psychotherapy for a number of reasons.

You might have a long term problem that you feel stuck with, or an immediate crisis that is causing you distress.

You may be overwhelmed by emotions, or are having difficulty managing physical symptoms.

Psychotherapy can assist you in finding your own way to think and live with greater freedom.  

An opportunity to get to know yourself better and to expand your potential for aliveness.

And the day came when the need to remain closed became more painful than the risk to open”  – Anais Nin

Central to my approach is the awareness that the mind and body are intricately interwoven and connected, and that mental insight is often not enough to resolve recurring problems.

As well as being a registered Integrative Psychotherapist, I am trained in Biodynamic Massage ,a specialist form of attuned touch that addresses both the body and mind. Biodynamic Massage can be particularly valuable if you are experiencing symptoms of a physical nature such as panic attacks, extreme fatigue, muscle aches or digestive disruption, and for helping to calm the nervous system at times of acute anxiety and stress.

In an initial session I will ask you to say a little about your life and your medical history and we can explore together which approach feels right for you. The work can be short or longer term depending on the issues you want to address.

Sessions take place in Lewes and Brighton and cost £45 – £55.

To find out more or to book an initial session, contact Catherine. 

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About Catherine

I am a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist and have been running my own private practice since 2005.

My original training was at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, where I gained a Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy in 2008. I have subsequently trained in Biodynamic Massage and Body Centred Psychotherapy, at the London School of Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy (LSBP), where I am committed to ongoing Continued Professional Development.

After many different courses of study, I have been drawn to a body/ mind/ energy approach to therapy as being the most effective way to achieve independent wellbeing. I have found the most important ingredient in therapy to be the relationship we create together, the feeling of trust that develops from feeling truly listened to in an atmosphere of deep acceptance. I aim to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which you can feel able to explore whatever may be troubling you.

I have experience working both in the NHS and in Private Practice, and in a variety of Charities in Brighton and Hove and Sussex.

In addition to working with individuals in Integrative Psychotherapy and Biodynamic Massage, I run workshops and groups on many aspects of personal development.

I abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice of UKCP ( United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), IATE ( Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education) and ABMT (Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists). I am committed to on-going continued professional development and, in line with the requirements of UKCP, receive regular professional supervision.

 

Qualifications include:

Certificate in Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts. IATE.

MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. IATE.

Certificate in Biodynamic Massage. CBP.