What is "Epigenetic Psychotherapy" and "Functional Health Coaching" and what does it look like?
What do I need to 'do'?
What should I talk about?
What will I be asked?
Do I need to remember all of my medical history?
Can we do this online or do I have to see you face to face?
Do I have to lie down on a couch?
Will I have to explain about my trauma in detail?
What about if I don't want to talk?
Do you take blood tests?
What you should know before you attend is that all of the above is your choice (and yes if you want to lie down on the sofa that's your choice too).
Many people can worry about what they are expected to 'do' or 'say' 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 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.
Take the first step and arrange a 15-minute 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.
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
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 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?
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.
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.
WHAT IS CATHERINE'S APPROACH TO THERAPY AND WHAT DOES HER THEORETICAL INTEGRATION MODEL & APPROACH PROVIDE?
Psychobiological Compassionate Enquiry
Attuned responses and reflections
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.