Catherine Donnelly
Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor (PG Dip, BSc Hons, MBACP)

About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on specific problems and/or deep-seated personal issues that prevent you from fulfilling your potential in the here and now. The process of psychotherapy helps you make links between past and present experiences to better understand and address your current difficulties.

In order to get on with day-to-day living, our mind sometimes buries painful memories and emotions that we cannot face or we find too traumatic to deal with: therapy can help to unlock, resolve and heal these wounds.

It is impossible to change the past; what can be changed, however, is how we react to events that we feel impact on our life, as well as the meaning and power we give to them that will determine what they become in our lives. Through therapy, you can begin to understand your personal history and see patterns, negative behaviours and unhelpful ways of thinking that have emerged over time.

My aim as a therapist is to help you gain insight, and offer new perspectives, so that together we can work at finding resourceful solutions and new ways of thinking.

It is hoped that therapy can help you to live your life more fully; enabling you to develop and grow in your own way. It can strengthen and expand your identity and help you to become the person that you really are, independently of the pressures of the outside world.

Life can feel overwhelming sometimes and psychotherapy can help to gain some clarity and insight into who you are, what you believe in and what you most want from life.