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Catherine  Harris

Catherine  Harris

Counsellor in Cheltenham

I offer brief, effective treatment for anxiety and depression. You might be experiencing some of these feelings, or perhaps struggling to cope with panic attacks, a phobia or a traumatic experience. It could be that you're wrestling with an addiction or obsessive thoughts and behaviours. Whatever the case, and whatever the cause, we can work together to help you recover and get your life back on track - quickly, safely and effectively. I also specialise in using the Rewind technique, which is a non-intrusive, safe and proven method for de-traumatising people and removing phobias. My private practice is 12 minutes walk from Cheltenham Spa station and there is free parking available on the local side streets.


How Human Givens therapy can help you:

Human Givens therapy is based on a holistic, scientific model of human well-being, which allows me to draw on a range of proven therapeutic methods (including cognitive, behavioural, interpersonal therapies and hypnotherapy) as well as the latest knowledge from neuroscience to help you along the path to recovery. Whilst we'll spend time exploring and understanding your history and experiences, we'll focus mainly on looking forward 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 into the future.

Please feel welcome to call me for an initial, obligation-free chat to explore whether this approach might work for you.

"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).

Background & Qualifications

Human Givens Institute; HG.Dip.P - Psychotherapy
Certificate in Coaching Practice - The Henley Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change.

Prior to training as a counselling psychologist, I spent many years in the business world as a behaviour change consultant, trainer and coach. So in addition to my counselling practice, I also offer specialist coaching and workshop programmes designed to improve psychological health and performance in the workplace.



My Specialisms

I treat anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks and OCD. I specialise in using the Rewind technique, which is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective method for detraumatising people and removing phobias. I also offer specialist coaching programmes to help corporate executives manage stress.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

At my private practice in Cheltenham, I create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to first explore what may be giving rise to uncomfortable feelings, thoughts or unhelpful behaviours and then how you can start to make the changes you need in order to feel better. I aim to treat people in as few sessions as possible and many of my clients report that they're able to move on with their lives in as little as 4-6 sessions. I have enhanced DBS clearance.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £50 per 60 minutes
Counselling In Person £50 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Concessions are available where there is financial hardship.