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

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 from her private practice in Cheltenham (or at your premises) Cathy creates, a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore what may be giving rise to uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or unhelpful patterns of behaviour and how you can start to make the changes you need in order to feel better.


Most of Cathy’s clients report that they’re able to move on with their lives with an average of 4-6 sessions. To find out more about how this approach can 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

We live in an increasingly stressful world, and the pressures of modern life can easily trigger fear, anxiety and depression. You might be experiencing some of these feelings or perhaps struggling to cope with panic attacks, a phobia, or a traumatic memory. It could be that you’re wrestling with an addiction or obsessive thoughts and behaviours. Whatever the case, and whatever the cause, we can help you to recover and get your life back on track – quickly, safely and effectively.

Human givens therapy is an up to date, evidence-based therapy which offers effective relief from emotional distress. Based on a scientific, psychological and biological model of human functioning, it utilises a range of proven psychotherapeutic techniques as well as the latest knowledge from neuroscience, to help aid your recovery. This holistic approach to achieving well-being recognises that whilst it is important to understand your personal history and symptoms, the best results come from looking forward at what can be done now, in the present, as this gives you the best chance of regaining and sustaining your emotional health into the future.

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.

Paula, client

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