Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner
Catherine Keightley is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and EMDR practitioner practising at Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Henley-on-Thames.
Catherine has years of experience in NHS settings such as The Maudsley, and Kings College London, and so extensive experience working within a multidisciplinary team, along with knowledge of mental health issues, understanding of the impact physical ill health can have on emotional wellbeing. She has also worked in schools, and more recently, within the last five years, university settings so is experienced in working with people both undergrad and postgrad who are working to navigate the education system while dealing with a multitude of issues including perfectionism, procrastination, and their life outside the course.
She was also a clinical manager for some years within employee assistance programmes which has equipped her with an understanding of the pressures of supporting individuals around work-life balance.
Her experience has led her, due to clients’ needs, to complete further training in trauma work and deep relaxation techniques, including becoming an EMDR practitioner and an Autogenic Technique trainer.
“At the core of my practice is the belief that the quality of our working relationship can directly influence how much you get out of therapy so I understand the importance of finding the right counsellor for you.
I understand how intimidating it can be to take the first step to engage with support and appreciate that you are here researching who might be the right counsellor for you at this particular time, this brave step is an important one. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental space for you to unpack and explore your story, it is important that we go at your pace whilst I will gently guide the process. I am trained as an Integrative counsellor which means I can adapt my practice to suit your needs, I generally find myself utilising a psychodynamic approach, but also adopt person-centered and solution focused brief therapy approaches when needed.
I do believe that our past informs our present and I have a particular interest in Attachment. I have experience of short and longer-term therapy working with a number of issues including, but not exhaustive, identity, loss, anxiety, depression, relationships problems and trauma.
Together, we can create a comfortable and safe space within which we can collaboratively untangle and process the difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing.”
Catherine engages in regular ongoing learning (CPD) to ensure best practice; she also adheres to the BACP’s ethical framework.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- MSc Therapeutic Counselling
- EMDR (Part 1)
- Advanced course in Autogenic Training without Autosuggestion
- Training for Trainers of Autogenic Training without Autosuggestion
- Accredited Member of the BACP (MBACP) Accred.
If you would like to book sessions with Catherine Keightley please get in touch.