Awareness Matters

Cathy Press and Awareness Matters are based in Sudbury, Suffolk. For those seeking counselling, psychotherapy or counselling supervision, Sudbury is conveniently located to those living in and around Bury St. Edmunds, Colchester, Halstead, Braintree and Ipswich. Cathy Press has 21 years experience as a therapist and is registered as an MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adheres to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Cathy Press and Awareness Matters run workshops and training for multi-agency professionals, counsellors/psychotherapists, from both statutory and voluntary organisations on issues related to domestic violence & abuse, both in the UK and internationally. Facilitator training in group programmes includes: Who’s in Charge? for parents and carers who experience child to parent violence and abuse, Escape the Trap for young people focused on teenage relationship abuse and the Freedom Programme for adult victims/survivors of domestic abuse.

Over the years Cathy has managed specialist therapeutic teams and clinical services for a wide range of specialist agencies including Southend Women’s Aid, SOS Domestic Abuse Projects and Lighthouse Women’s Aid.

Cathy is Chair of the charity Compassion which has worked for 15 years to promote awareness and understanding about all aspects of domestic violence and abuse nationally and locally in Suffolk.

For many years Cathy sat on the DV Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel for the Suffolk Crown Prosecution Service.