"I am what I wanted and I want what I am." --Meister Eckhart
Cathy Press is an integrative therapist whose practice is drawn from various therapeutic orientations including Person Centred, Cognitive Analytic, Transpersonal, Inter-Cultural & Psychodynamic. Cathy very much believes in an humanistic and integretative approach to counselling & psychotherapy, responding to the individual needs of each client, couple or family. Cathy offers counselling and psychotherapy to both individuals, couples and families and is experienced in working with adults and adolescents and children.
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"You must do the thing that you think you cannot do." --Eleanor Roosevelt.
Cathy offers integrative Supervision drawing on a range of counselling theories and learning. Cathy encourages the counsellors that work with her to be relaxed and safe, enabling a constructive reflection of client work, counselling practice and the counselling process to take place. Counselling Supervision is offered both individually or in small groups. Cathy works within the guidelines of the BACP Code of Ethics. Cathy has many years experience managing a large specialist counselling service for domestic & sexual violence and abuse and providing clinical supervision both individually and in groups.
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"I am what I wanted and I want what I am." --Meister Eckhart
Cathy Press and Awareness Matters run workshops and training for counsellors, psychotherapists and multi agency practitioners. These workshops and training address issues related to domestic & sexual violence & abuse. Cathy has also driven forward, with Compassion, the Survivor's Stories DVD, a training tool and resource for issues related to domestic & sexual violence and abuse.
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Escape The Trap

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

Escape the Trap is an 8 week programme for use in schools and youth settings for young people identified as vulnerable to teenage relationship abuse. Watch the animation that was drawn together from the first pilot group for Escape the Trap. It is based on the art work, exercises and words used by the young women in the group to describe the impact of the teen relationship abuse they had experienced.

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Cathy Press has many years experience as a therapist and counselling supervisor and is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor adhering to the BACP Code of Ethics, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as being registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors, UKRC, a Register of Independent Counsellors.

Counselling and Psychotherapy is offered to both individuals, couples and families. Cathy has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents and children from her private practice in Sudbury, Suffolk.  Sudbury is conveniently located to those living in and around Bury St. Edmunds, Colchester, Halstead, Braintree and Ipswich.

Counselling Supervision is offered both individually and in small groups. Cathy works with supervisees both student and qualified, from a range of training organisations and specific domestic abuse and counselling agencies across Essex, Cambridgeshire, London and Suffolk.

Cathy has developed and delivered training for 14 years with a specific focus on domestic and sexual violence and abuse across the UK and as far a field as Romania. Cathy has experience of running both multi-agency and in-house workshops and trainings. In 2013 Cathy developed Escape the Trap, an eight week programme for young people identified as vulnerable to teenage relationship abuse, now running across parts of the UK. Cathy also trains facilitators in the Freedom Programme, the Who’s in Charge? programme and the Stronger Families Programme.

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