About Catherine

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Dr Catherine Nixon

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

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As a psychotherapist and counsellor I aim to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and others and to help you identify and work towards things that you want to change.  I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore the issues you are struggling with. My approach is integrative which means I draw on various therapeutic models and techniques relevant to my clients' needs. I work with my clients collaboratively and sensitively on issues that have been triggered by recent events or issues that are long-standing.

For the last six years I have worked with clients in primary care, bereavement support services and private practice, providing long-term and short-term therapy to adults.  Prior to my current therapeutic work I spent several years completing my PhD research on sexualities and sexual identity and have been involved in academic research within health and social sciences for over fifteen years.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is central to the work that we do  in psychotherapy and counselling and I offer an initial session so that - in addition to understanding my clients' needs more fully - my clients have an opportunity to meet me and decide if I am the right therapist for them.

I trained and qualified as a psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor at The Northern Guild For Psychotherapy & Counselling in Newcastle, UK.  I'm a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and the UKCP Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC).

As a practitioner within the field of psychotherapy and counselling, and to assure my clients of professional practice, I adhere to six key elements listed below:

  • Work within the UKCP code of ethics and good practice

  • Receive regular in-depth clinical supervision for my work with clients

  • Engage in ongoing training and professional development activities

  • Maintain my memberships and registrations with professional bodies

  • Have professional liability insurance

  • Maintain my registration as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office

 

If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or if you have any questions please get in touch: 07444 341 572  or therapy@catherinenixon.co.uk

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