Hi, I am Catharina.
In 1996 I received my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology (in South Africa; you will notice an accent if we meet). After many years of working in private practice, I am now working with the incredible team at The ACT Centre here in Adelaide.
People often ask me if I find my work depressing. In short, no… working as a team in therapy we might tend to wounds, ignite possibility, create change… it is an honour and a joy to be a part of this.
I love pottering at home with my husband and three teens, and also enjoy bush-walking, quilting, reading, art, cross-stitch.
About my style of working
You’d need to ask the people I work with, but I am guessing that my style of counselling is gentle, action-oriented, results-focused. I can be a bit life-coachy at times.
I use acceptance, compassion and mindfulness-based therapies. These are grounded in science, and proven to be effective in treating a wide range of health and wellbeing struggles.
Both here and if we work together in therapy, you’ll hear reminders,
- to talk to yourself kindly
- that you have strengths and skills to offer the world, and that the world needs you – and you need you
- that you are not broken and you don’t need to be fixed: rather you are stuck in patterns that are not working for you
- that you are worthy and you are whole, just as you are,
…you can totally do this!
And you can.
We march at dawn 🙂