What is "Psychotherapy or Coaching" and what does it look like?

Many people can worry about what they are expected to 'do' or 'say' in the room, and some people think that therapy/coaching involves a lot of crying, hard drills, and a hustle based relationship (We have TV to thank for that I believe).

 

Some people think that I will tell you what to do, give advice and only give you a set number of sessions with which to complete your 'journey' or 'tasks' and be 'healed/cured' and if you don't reach your milestone this is your fault.

 

This is just not the case. You are the expert of you and my job is to help you find the spark, the missing piece, and the healer within.

All that is required from you is to turn up to your session. Where we go from there is a co-created working agreement about your progress, based on your needs and your history.

There will be questions about your health, daily habits, lifestyle, and of course how you relate to yourself. I take a four-pillar approach (Physical, Psychological, Emotional and Spiritual) to discover deeply the human I am working with, and by learning about you we develop an interpersonal relationship with which to make those changes that will create the movement forward for lasting change, and pointing you towards your highest potential.

This approach is the same one I use for children, adolescents, and adults. All treated like a human being with the capacity to achieve, to heal, transcend, and become the best version of you.

Psychotherapy and coaching for Adults:

The format of the session is usually 50 minutes weekly for therapy, and often can be 1.5 hours for coaching. Each contract is different as coaching often occurs in a shorter timeframe, for example, six coaching sessions with a specific outcome or goal that you wish to achieve. Therapy often has a less defined outcome and takes as long as it takes.

I ask about many facets of your life as having an understanding of how you came to be where you are today is the best indicator of how I can work with you and help you achieve your full potential. We will take into account a functional health approach to ensure the work is deep enough for your specific needs, rather than a one size fits all.

 

You are unique and therefore our process together will reflect this. We may use technology to help hack, track, and support, and this will also be discussed and agreed upon in our sessions. We may use laboratory tests to find out what is going on in your body so we can work on that too.

Take the first step and arrange a short discovery discussion with me to assess your needs, and let's get started, click the button!! 

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.

 

Online Space Sessions

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

Secure, following Data Protection Laws, GDPR and End to End Encryption for your Peace 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.

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 sand tray therapy as a non-talking way to help and explore an issue.

 

A Model of Trauma Recovery developed and based on the Polyvagal Theory 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, Jamie Wheal, Stephen Kotler, Brene Brown, Kristen Neff, Scott Barry Kaufman, Richard Erskine, Ekhart Tolle, Tami Simon, Ruth Buczynski, Michael Gazzaniga, Walter Mischel, Daniel Kahneman, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman, Jeff Bland, Dave Asprey, Jim Kwik, Michael Brues, , John Gray, Tim Desmond, The CO-ED Foundation and the teachings/books from the Dali Lama.

My Mentor: Dr. Shania Lee