I’m Catherine and I’m very pleased to meet you.
I come from a clinical background of nursing and midwifery and have 27 years of experience of working in the NHS. The thing I always enjoyed throughout my career was helping people with their emotional issues as well as their physical problems. I wanted to be able to offer more to my patients so decided to train in Counselling and Hypnotherapy which enabled me to help my patients during what is a very emotional time when you’ve just had a baby. I also found that although I didn’t use hypnosis on the ‘day job’, the relaxation skills came in very handy to support my patients when undergoing blood tests etc.
I’ve continued to add to my ‘tool kit’ over the years including trainng to become a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner (CHBP). I love to see the changes in parents-to-be when they feel emotionally as well as practically prepared for the big day.
Having taken the big step of leaving the NHS to fully concentrate on my therapy practice, I have worked with a variety of clients, specifically in relation to fertility, pregnancy, birth and post birth and have seen great changes in my clients along the way.
Just to give you peace of mind, I am a Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS), an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS(Acc)) and a Practitioner Member of the British Brainworking Research Society and work within their Codes of Ethics. I also undertake regular Supervision and remain up to date with current practice through Continuous Professional Development.
I’m always happy to have a chat so if you’re not sure if I can help, please do get in touch and I’ll explain how I can help or if I don’t think that I can, I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.
I’m based in Lower Earley, Reading with easy access from M4 and A329(M). Please contact me for further details.
With very best wishes
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner
Brain Working Recursive Therapy®
Broadband 4 the Brain
WSN Counselling and Coaching
Other related Qualifications
Registered General Nurse
Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing
B Mid (Hons)