Julie Catt Counselling & Psychological Services
Helping you live with integrity and joy
About Julie Catt
Have you reached a crossroads? Are you wondering if the path youve been travelling is getting you where you want to go?
Counselling can be a life-changing tool, and Ive dedicated my career to helping people change old patterns, develop insight, and live with integrity and joy.
What to Expect
Sometimes people dont know what to expect from the counselling processes. You may wonder if your issues are too complicated, or not serious enough, or worry that the things youll discuss will be so distressing that youll carry the pain around with you, long after leaving the session.
What people may not realise is that good therapy can be a joyful experience, despite the need to discuss stressful, sad or shameful things. Theres a beauty in developing insight and making choices from a place of awareness rather than habit or fear.
There have been lots of tears in my office, its true, but there have been even more Aha! moments when someone makes a connection between an old belief and a current behaviour. Thereve been quite a few laughs, and exhilarating moments when someone realises theyve achieved real change.
When I meet someone for a consultation, I think of this time as a journey through conversation. Always, there are intersections and roadblocks and detours, and my job is to help explore and navigate on this expedition. Sometimes paths need to be retraced and further explored. At the same time, I remain strategic and try to offer concrete tips to raise awareness, make better choices and improve mood, so that your quality of life improves early in therapy.
You may benefit from learning relaxation techniques or other strategies to manage your mood or anxiety, or you may prefer a sounding board approach that will work strategically to create positive change in your relationships and lifestyle. Maybe youre facing a difficult decision and need some help working out the costs and benefits of the possible choices. Sometimes support is needed when your emotional response to your circumstances threatens to overwhelm you.
I take an active, rather than passive approach and believe that direct feedback is an essential part of the therapeutic process. When appropriate, Ill provide you with answers to questions as they are presented, to the best of my ability.
Areas of Specialty
Paddington Counselling and Psychotherapy