ABOUT

Thank you for choosing SLCC. We offer a safe calming environment with a unique blend of counselling/coaching, well-being and learning. This powerful combination can unlock your limitations and empower you to re-write your story. 

A little something about me: Catherine (Salvi) Coombs.

As the founder of SLCC, I began my teaching career over 20 years ago in Japan as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in a state secondary school. This opportunity enabled me to be immersed in Japanese culture, and to gain insight into a relatively unknown education system – an invaluable experience, which I carried with me later into my career when working, first as a teacher, then as a Counsellor, for an independent co-educational boarding school in the UK. ​

I am an experienced Senior Accredited Counsellor, Counselling Supervisor and Specialist Teacher who is compassionate, warm and empathic by nature. I understand what it is like to be different e.g., isolated from social groups, having a busy brain, managing emotions and tirelessly on the go both as a parent and professional. I had to learn to understand my brain and learning style in order to live a full and happy life.

Counsellor Psychotherapist
Catherine (Salvi) Coombs

My main focus and passion has been supporting neurodiversity by providing mental health support and advice to young people and adults with a diagnosis or traits of A.S.D, ADHD/ADD, and learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, Emotional Dysregulation as well as speech and language processing issues.

The impact of CV-19 on the mental health of young people is becoming untenable. Over the years, through my programs, I have worked tirelessly to destigmatise mental health among young people, normalising and encouraging them to acknowledge and take ownership of their own mental health needs. My approach is to use a combination of existential theory, person-centred, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and psycho-educational approaches when working with young people. 

 

Losing a loved one whether it be sudden or through cancer has an enormous impact on family and friends. Living with cancer can bring many changes and difficult decisions especially when it comes to palliative care, end-of-life care. I can guide and support you through this very difficult process, with understanding and warmth.

In our rapidly changing world, with constant, and sometimes overwhelming pressures from social media, technology, peers, parents and the educational system. It is unsurprising that so many young people are developing mental health issues such as low mood due to isolation, depression, symptoms of anxiety, lack of confidence and lack of hope for the future. Our young people are desperately reaching out for help, it is essential that we listen and support them with compassion and understanding.

 

Adults require something different. I attune to you, walk with you and respond accordingly, moulding my therapeutic approach that fits your journey. I am totally respectful of each clients' uniqueness and fully understand the journey of self-discovery and healing is a lifelong commitment. My personal journey has been painful and blighted and life changing. This is why I apply a powerful combination of counselling therapies such as person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic, psychoeducation and coaching because our journey is not an easy one. If you decide, I am the right counsellor/coach to support your life changing journey and you are committed to healing and transforming areas in your life. Then it's simple either email or call and together we can tackle and explore patterns in your emotions and thoughts, analysing your belief system to gain a deep insight into your current ‘Self’”. 

All empowering you to re-writing your story....

If you like what you are reading and you feel I can support your child and family, please contact me. Taking that first step can be difficult but I will be there to gently guide you.

Best wishes,

Cathy

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Counselling Supervision: L6 OCN

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Counselling Certificates: L2,L3

  • TQUK Level 2 Principles of End-Of-Life Care

  • C.E.L.T.A

  • Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties

  • MHFA

  • DSL

  • MNCS Snr Accred

  • NCS Children and Young Peoples Therapist: CYPT Registration

  • MBACP

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