Catherine Hayes Fisher,
Dip. Couns. MBACP
I trained at the Wealden Institute, Crowborough, completing my Certificate in Counselling in 2011 and my Diploma in 2014.
I have worked in a variety of settings with clients of all ages. With children, in both primary and secondary schools and with adults in a GP surgery and Sure Start Centre.
Collectively, my work has provided me with experience in a wide range of issues arising from: bereavement, abuse, stress, depression, anxiety, alcohol, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, anger management, attachment and adoption.
I have a particular interest in working with young people, parenting issues and trauma for which I have undergone further training.
As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor, the core of my work is informed by Person-centred and Gestalt therapies and Transactional Analysis. Therefore, I believe we all possess the necessary resources to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. Through empathic listening and reflection, my aim is for your awareness to be raised as to what you are truly feeling so that you are empowered into making the choices that are right for you.
I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Dip. Couns. MBACP
I discovered my interest in Counselling through my own experience of counselling during which I explored my relationship with my mother. I followed it through with qualifying in 2014 at the Wealden Institute in Crowborough.
My Diploma is based on the Humanistic Integrative approach. Consequently my practice is rooted in Person Centred theory with some input of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Egan solution focused framework.
In plain English, this means that I believe that the relationship created in the counselling room is essential to my work. Through attentive listening of my client, I will provide full acceptance. From this base, we will explore how you want to raise your awareness or/and change things in your life.
I gained experience through placements in the IAPT service in the NHS, a Sure Start Children’s Centre and at present at The Hub part of Mental Health Resource in Tunbridge Wells.
In these two placements, I dealt with bereavement, loss, self-esteem, self awareness, abuse, domestic violence, parenting issues, relationships in general, stress, post-natal depression and impact of cultural difference.
I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I have regular supervision.
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