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Hello, I'm Catherine Nixon, a UKCP-registered psychotherapist and counsellor based in the north east of England.  As a therapist my aim is to help you gain a deeper 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 in which together we can explore the issues you are struggling with. Using an integrative approach, I draw on a variety of therapeutic models and techniques that are appropriate and relevant to each client. 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 nine years I have worked with clients in primary care, bereavement support services and private practice, providing short-term and open-ended counselling and psychotherapy to adults.  Prior to my current therapeutic work I was a research scientist for 15+ years and spent several years completing my PhD on discursive constructions of self and sexualities in educational contexts.  More recently I continue to develop my personal and professional interest in anxiety, working with clients to facilitate understanding of their experiences and empower clients to take an active role in anxiety management.


I trained and qualified as a psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor at The Northern Guild 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, I adhere to six key elements of professional practice, 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:

Call: 07915 291852 or Email:

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