• About Catherine Clay
    Psychotherapy

  • About Catherine Clay
    Psychotherapy

Who am I

After working in the corporate world of finance, followed by several years at home raising children, I came to counselling with a rich bag of experiences and insights.

I have qualifications in psychotherapy and counselling and in psychology. I have additional training in areas such as couples’ therapy, working with self harm, bereavement and bereavement by suicide. I am fully insured and registered with the BACP. I am also a registered member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals committed to working with families who are going through seperation or divorce in a collaborative, constructive and non-confrontational way.

I feel passionately about the power of counselling, as a way to not only help clients through troubled times, but also to support people who want to understand themselves better. In order to grow your self belief and feel more in control of your life, your choices and your relationships, a good starting point is insight into your own motivations and patterns.

Who am I

After working in the corporate world of finance, followed by several years at home raising children, I came to counselling with a rich bag of experiences and insights.

I have qualifications in psychotherapy and counselling and in psychology. I have additional training in areas such as couples’ therapy, working with self harm, bereavement and bereavement by suicide. I am fully insured and registered with the BACP. I am also a registered member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals committed to working with families who are going through seperation or divorce in a collaborative, constructive and non-confrontational way.

I feel passionately about the power of counselling, as a way to not only help clients through troubled times, but also to support people who want to understand themselves better. In order to grow your self belief and feel more in control of your life, your choices and your relationships, a good starting point is insight into your own motivations and patterns.

Areas of work

Every client is unique, and I have found that labels can be unhelpful when I work with couples and individuals. However, I have experience of working with clients who are experiencing a wide range of issues, including the ones below:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self harm
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship problems or separations
  • Loneliness and social isolation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Bereavement through suicide

Areas of work

Every client is unique, and I have found that labels can be unhelpful when I work with couples and individuals. However, I have experience of working with clients who are experiencing a wide range of issues, including the ones below:

Anxiety

Depression

Self harm

Bereavement

Relationship problems or separations

Loneliness and social isolation

Suicidal thoughts

Bereavement through suicide

How I work

I work with clients face to face in Harrogate and remotely over the telephone or via Zoom.

Cost of sessions

Individual client sessions are 50 minutes long and couples’ sessions are 60 minutes, although longer or shorter sessions at pro rata rates can be arranged if required. The fee for an individual session is £50, and couples’ sessions are £65. Payments can be made by cash, bank transfer or bank card.

In therapeutic work, the personal relationship between client and therapist is important, so you need to feel that you have chosen the right person to work with. For that reason I offer all prospective new clients a free initial conversation over the phone or via Zoom.

How I work

I work with clients face to face in Harrogate and remotely over the telephone or via Zoom.

Cost of sessions

Individual client sessions are 50 minutes long and couples’ sessions are 60 minutes, although longer or shorter sessions at pro rata rates can be arranged if required. The fee for an individual session is £50, and couples’ sessions are £65. Payments can be made by cash, bank transfer or bank card.

In therapeutic work, the personal relationship between client and therapist is important, so you need to feel that you have chosen the right person to work with. For that reason I offer all prospective new clients a free initial conversation over the phone or via Zoom.

Testimonials

“With Catherine I felt listened to, and understood. When I have needed it she offered suggestions but mostly I have just felt free to explore how I really feel about the things happening in my life. It felt good not doing it alone.”

“The sessions with Catherine helped me see our issues in a different light. I could be honest with myself and with my husband. We had stopped talking somehow. We are stronger now. Therapy made a big difference for us.”

Testimonials

“With Catherine I felt listened to, and understood. When I have needed it she offered suggestions but mostly I have just felt free to explore how I really feel about the things happening in my life. It felt good not doing it alone.”

“The sessions with Catherine helped me see our issues in a different light. I could be honest with myself and with my husband. We had stopped talking somehow. We are stronger now. Therapy made a big difference for us.”