Clearing Thoughts Counselling

Clearing Thoughts Counselling

  • 35-37 Tanhouse Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9PE.
  • 0704 090 1520

About Clearing Thoughts Counselling

EXPERIENCES AND SYMPTOMS FELT BY CLIENTS

Some clients have felt depressed or anxious and contemplated suicide at times feeling a sense of loss or despair during their life involving various incidents, childhood school experiences such as bullying or current issues within the workplace, experience life events which leave them feeling alone, vulnerable and helpless unable to cope or can be traumatic to the point the client experiences recurring fragmented flashbacks to readjusting back into an independent lifestyle again, after a relationship break up or after a period of separation can lead to personal identity problems; these can include starting a new relationship or commitment with a partner; intimacy issues associated with trust after an adult or childhood trauma; managing difficult personal relationships, grief associated with different times of the year including on going issues with family members, memories they are struggling to process alone from a recent or historical crisis.

These experiences can sometimes leave a person with a mixture of feelings and thoughts covering some issues of trauma involving self-harm; bereavement; anger; guilt; shame; depression; anxiety; dissociative state (as though the trauma was happening to somebody else leaving a sense of numbness as though in shock or blank thoughts); nightmares; flashbacks; loneliness; insecure; fearful; isolated; suicidal; withdrawn; distressed and many more. Including experience of working with people who find coping with daily life an issue or are in a relationship/family find they struggle to manage the conflict of a past trauma in relation to a current problem.

What I focus on is self-development, growth and responsibilities. I seek to help individuals recognize their strengths, creativity and choice in the \’here and now\’.

COUPLES COUNSELLING

Managing a relationship in the aftermath of a personal trauma can be very difficult. Especially when current problems are being avoided or ignored by one partner in the relationship and it is hard to carry on alone with all the responsibilities of every day life to cope with. It is challenging to try and want this relationship to continue in the hope some how it will all work out eventually, if only you could turn the clock back and start again. The reality is you cannot, but instead live in hope it would change as we lead busy life styles filled with responsibilities and stresses that caused the partnership to drift apart. I offer a service to support both of you. Difficulties can happen at any life stage in a relationship. Some couples request to work together as an alternative to working separately.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND – CATHERINE SONARAM-TAYLOR

I qualified with Level 1 Psychotherapy Training, with Advanced Clinical specialist training in Dissociative Disorders, with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Accredited) by BACP; while extending my clinical training with a Certificate in Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) and Rape; Certificates in Couples Dynamics and Critical Incident Debriefer. Followed by further advanced psychotherapy specialist training in Trauma Therapy, plus body-oriented talking psychotherapy using mindfulness, in relation to Complex Psychological Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) means when an individual is still experiencing the trauma as though it had just happened even when it had occurred months or years earlier and could potentially lead on to more extreme trauma depending on the severity involving dissociative states. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to their standards and code of ethics; plus I am listed on the BACP website & Accredited Voluntary Register regulated by the government.

I currently work in private practice (Clearing Thoughts Counselling) and work for an Employee Assisted Programme (EAP). I originally trained as Childhood Sexual Abuse and Rape counsellor and have extended my intensive training into Complex Trauma and Ritual Abuse because of the impact of trauma is not isolated to an individual even in a supportive relationship, it is the recovery from any trauma is not an easy to overcome. I have previously worked for Childhood Sexual Abuse/Rape organisation; a Christian Counselling Service; Mental Health organisation; Male Rape/Abuse organisation and as a student counsellor in a college working with both adolescents 16+ and mature students over the last ten years.

TESTIMONIALS

\”I was depressed, lost and scared – I found the process extremely empowering an educational. On top of the world! I have clear vision of how I will carry myself in the future and I am embracing the challenge. Catherine was excellent, professional, tactful and insight-inducing.\”

\”I was in a terrible bad place – now I am more positive. I looked forward to the sessions and they helped me look differently at things.\”

\”Catherine has challenged my thinking which I have found helpful, especially her honesty – she doesn’t give platitudes but instead realistic views.\”

\”I have worked with different therapists over the years, but Catherine works in a unique way compared to other therapists with what I believe are complex problems, but they were not to her. I would highly recommend her.\”

\”It has been difficult at times confronting many difficult situations but I have felt supported and heard through out. It has been a great experience. Thank you.\”

\”Catherine fully understood my requirements and is therefore in a position to structure the counselling to my needs/wants/desires and outcomes.\”

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I practice in Crawley (West Sussex) and Oxted (East Surrey). Each location is in easy walking of the train station or public transport and within 30 minutes from Caterham, East Grinstead, Edenbridge, Lingfield, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Sanderstead, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Warlingham and Woldingham by car, free parking is on site or nearby.

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Oxted - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm till 9.30pm.
Saturday mornings till 2pm.
Crawley - Tuesday evenings till 9.30pm

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Clearing Thoughts Counselling

  • 35-37 Tanhouse Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9PE.
  • 0704 090 1520

About Clearing Thoughts Counselling

EXPERIENCES AND SYMPTOMS FELT BY CLIENTS

Some clients have felt depressed or anxious and contemplated suicide at times feeling a sense of loss or despair during their life involving various incidents, childhood school experiences such as bullying or current issues within the workplace, experience life events which leave them feeling alone, vulnerable and helpless unable to cope or can be traumatic to the point the client experiences recurring fragmented flashbacks to readjusting back into an independent lifestyle again, after a relationship break up or after a period of separation can lead to personal identity problems; these can include starting a new relationship or commitment with a partner; intimacy issues associated with trust after an adult or childhood trauma; managing difficult personal relationships, grief associated with different times of the year including on going issues with family members, memories they are struggling to process alone from a recent or historical crisis.

These experiences can sometimes leave a person with a mixture of feelings and thoughts covering some issues of trauma involving self-harm; bereavement; anger; guilt; shame; depression; anxiety; dissociative state (as though the trauma was happening to somebody else leaving a sense of numbness as though in shock or blank thoughts); nightmares; flashbacks; loneliness; insecure; fearful; isolated; suicidal; withdrawn; distressed and many more. Including experience of working with people who find coping with daily life an issue or are in a relationship/family find they struggle to manage the conflict of a past trauma in relation to a current problem.

What I focus on is self-development, growth and responsibilities. I seek to help individuals recognize their strengths, creativity and choice in the \’here and now\’.

COUPLES COUNSELLING

Managing a relationship in the aftermath of a personal trauma can be very difficult. Especially when current problems are being avoided or ignored by one partner in the relationship and it is hard to carry on alone with all the responsibilities of every day life to cope with. It is challenging to try and want this relationship to continue in the hope some how it will all work out eventually, if only you could turn the clock back and start again. The reality is you cannot, but instead live in hope it would change as we lead busy life styles filled with responsibilities and stresses that caused the partnership to drift apart. I offer a service to support both of you. Difficulties can happen at any life stage in a relationship. Some couples request to work together as an alternative to working separately.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND – CATHERINE SONARAM-TAYLOR

I qualified with Level 1 Psychotherapy Training, with Advanced Clinical specialist training in Dissociative Disorders, with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Accredited) by BACP; while extending my clinical training with a Certificate in Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) and Rape; Certificates in Couples Dynamics and Critical Incident Debriefer. Followed by further advanced psychotherapy specialist training in Trauma Therapy, plus body-oriented talking psychotherapy using mindfulness, in relation to Complex Psychological Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) means when an individual is still experiencing the trauma as though it had just happened even when it had occurred months or years earlier and could potentially lead on to more extreme trauma depending on the severity involving dissociative states. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to their standards and code of ethics; plus I am listed on the BACP website & Accredited Voluntary Register regulated by the government.

I currently work in private practice (Clearing Thoughts Counselling) and work for an Employee Assisted Programme (EAP). I originally trained as Childhood Sexual Abuse and Rape counsellor and have extended my intensive training into Complex Trauma and Ritual Abuse because of the impact of trauma is not isolated to an individual even in a supportive relationship, it is the recovery from any trauma is not an easy to overcome. I have previously worked for Childhood Sexual Abuse/Rape organisation; a Christian Counselling Service; Mental Health organisation; Male Rape/Abuse organisation and as a student counsellor in a college working with both adolescents 16+ and mature students over the last ten years.

TESTIMONIALS

\”I was depressed, lost and scared – I found the process extremely empowering an educational. On top of the world! I have clear vision of how I will carry myself in the future and I am embracing the challenge. Catherine was excellent, professional, tactful and insight-inducing.\”

\”I was in a terrible bad place – now I am more positive. I looked forward to the sessions and they helped me look differently at things.\”

\”Catherine has challenged my thinking which I have found helpful, especially her honesty – she doesn’t give platitudes but instead realistic views.\”

\”I have worked with different therapists over the years, but Catherine works in a unique way compared to other therapists with what I believe are complex problems, but they were not to her. I would highly recommend her.\”

\”It has been difficult at times confronting many difficult situations but I have felt supported and heard through out. It has been a great experience. Thank you.\”

\”Catherine fully understood my requirements and is therefore in a position to structure the counselling to my needs/wants/desires and outcomes.\”

Location Information

I practice in Crawley (West Sussex) and Oxted (East Surrey). Each location is in easy walking of the train station or public transport and within 30 minutes from Caterham, East Grinstead, Edenbridge, Lingfield, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Sanderstead, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Warlingham and Woldingham by car, free parking is on site or nearby.

Opening Times

Oxted - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm till 9.30pm.
Saturday mornings till 2pm.
Crawley - Tuesday evenings till 9.30pm

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