07768 134537

Catherine Allen

I am an Integrative Counsellor who works with individual adult clients on a short and long term basis.

You may be finding yourself feeling low, worried, anxious, struggling to sleep, snapping at people, finding yourself unable to say ‘no’ to demands being placed upon you by friends or family. Maybe you are not feeling as resilient as you once did or that your life is not as fulfilled as you want it to be. You may be experiencing a lack of confidence or a sense of imposter syndrome.

Counselling can provide you with a space in which you will be listened to without judgment and you can explore your feelings and emotions. It is a place of safety where the unsayable can be said and you can choose to change your emotional and behavioural patterns that may no longer be useful to you. It is a place for experimenting with new ways of being and relating to yourself and others.

As an integrative practitioner, I use different theories and techniques to create a therapy solution which is appropriate to you. I use elements of transactional analysis, person centred therapy, compassion focused therapy and internal family systems therapy. I work collaboratively with you so that you can be true to yourself. This is all set within the safety and boundaries of the counselling relationship.

I believe we all have within us the resources we need but sometimes we need a little help to find a different way of being and coping with all that life can throw at us. You may be wanting to talk to someone but are struggling to find the right time slot and I understand how difficult it can be to fit everything in. I offer daytime sessions in person including before work and over the lunchtime period, as well as evening sessions online via Zoom.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course) and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I regularly attend training events to continue my professional development and some recent training has included a focus on Compassion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Trauma.

I understand that commencing therapy takes courage and I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to see if I am the person you would like to work with. If you would like to explore things further then please do contact me either via telephone or email. I charge £50 for a 50 minute counselling session.

Call Me:​ 07444 035009
Email Me: ​catherine@silkhaycounselling.com
Website:​ www.silkhaycounselling.com