Counselling

After suffering with severe anxiety, I was willing to try anything to change my life. I didn’t really expect the treatment to be as effective it was and the techniques Cathy gave me to cope with panic attacks and negative thoughts made an enormous difference. I was able to move on with my life and even get through an intense interview and be offered my perfect job, without falling apart as I would have previously.

Private client

We live in an increasingly stressful world, and the pressures of modern life can trigger excessive fear, anxiety and depression. Cathy Harris offers solution-focused treatment for a range of anxiety and depressive conditions. You might be experiencing some of these feelings or perhaps struggling to cope with panic attacks, a phobia, or a traumatic memory. Whatever the case or cause, we will focus on beginning the process of recovery and helping you to get your life back on track. Cathy specialises in using the 'Rewind' technique, which is a non-instrusive, safe way to process a traumatic experience or address a phobia. 

How we can help

 

Human givens therapy is based on a  holisitic, scientifc model of human well-being, and draws on a range of proven therapeutic approaches (including cognitive, behavioural, interpersonal therapies and hypnotherapy) to help bring relief from emotional distress Whilst we'll spend time exploring and understanding your history and experiences - and how these may be contributing to your distress - we'll focus principally on looking at the positive things you can do now, in the present, to give you the very best chance of regaining and sustaining your emotional health and wellbeing into the future.  

Cathy is a registered Human Givens therapist accredited under the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) in the UK: www.hgi.org.uk/find-therapist

Working both online, in private practice in Gloucesterhire, (or at your premises) Cathy aims to create a safe, comfortable and confidential space in whcih we can first explore what might triggering painful thoughts, feelings or habits then the changes you may need to make in order to start to feel better.

 

As core part of our philosophy is to aim to work with you in as few sessions as possible. To find out more about how this approach might help you, please telephone Cathy directly for an initial informal chat on 07964 099959 or email cathy.harris@keychangecoaching.com

The long-term answer to mental illness is not long-term therapy – the long-term answer to mental illness is a life that works

 

Joe Griffin, Psychologist and co-founder of the Human Givens Institute

After I experienced some traumatic and unexpected events in my life a friend suggested I saw Cathy. I finally agreed and have not regretted it. I immediately felt comfortable and was able to talk openly with no judgment or pressure. I went feeling desperate, emotional and confused. I found the sessions solution-focused and immediately felt more positive and clear. After only a few sessions I have developed advanced coping skills and some helpful breathing techniques for anxiety. I feel more resilient and able to face adversity. I am very grateful for these sessions; they have had a huge positive impact on my quality of life day to day and I believe will so for years to come – I can't thank Cathy enough.

 

Health Visitor

Specialist areas

Anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Further information can be found at:

www.hgi.org.uk       www.professionalstandards.org.uk