The SLCC ethos is simple, we take a practical holistic approach to counselling and well-being which can involve the whole family wherever possible.
I have many years of experience working with young people in the Independent and State sectors of education. Where possible we can work closely with educational settings and other professionals in managing and developing coping strategies that best suite the client’s needs.
CV-19 has brought so many changes to young people's lives, isolation causing low mood and confusion over life prospects. Low mood symptoms such as sadness, frustration, hopelessness and loss of confidence are just some of the areas deeply concerning to young people today. It is essential that we support them through these difficult times and sustain the hope of a brighter future for all.
In Independent educational settings we recognise it is not just day students who struggle with mental health issues, foreign students arriving at British Boarding Schools struggle silently, hoping that someone will see and acknowledge theirs.
We are culturally aware, understanding and caring, professionals who offer a safe and calm environment where people can explore their feelings openly and honestly.
We offer support to neurodiversity: A.S.D., ADHD/ADD, anxiety, abortion, survivors of sexual abuse, OCD, domestic abuse: physical, emotional, financial and coercive behaviour, anger management, bereavement, bullying, eating disorders, gaming and gambling related self-harm/self-injury, trichotillomania (hair pulling), suicidal ideation, survivors of bereavement by suicide, relational issues, gender exploration, Non-Binary, lack of confidence and self-esteem. Health issues around long Covid e.g. brain fog and body changes.
I use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), psychoeducation, meditation and mindfulness. Furthermore, encouraging self-management in developing skills that can support both your physical and emotional well-being.
CHILD & ADOLESCENT
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Private, Confidential with a "whole family" approach
We are a private and confidential service in a unique calming environment, we encourage clients to express their feelings freely. We believe a whole family approach is vital in understanding the ‘issues'. We work in conjunction with all invested parties and provide practical guidance in developing self-management skills that support both physical and emotional well-being. There is nothing we have not heard before nor coped with.
Lifestyle & Wellbeing - Hatha &Thai Yoga Massage and Remedial & Holistic Massage Breathwork, Meditation & Ayurveda
Advisory Services Specialising in Mental Health & Wellbeing - Meditation & Yoga Workshops
SLCC is set up to provide 1:1 Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork sessions. If you are physically feeling stressed or injured why not try a Thai massage from our resident physiotherapist Swami Steve. Sessions are available every second Friday. Please check for availability. Cathy@slcc.life
Advisory Service on CAMHS & Substance Misuse
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are services that support young people with their mental health. Sourcing local support for drug and alcohol misuse.
Referring your child to CAMHS can be daunting. We are here to help and support you and your family understand what lies ahead. Admitting you have a substance problem can be a lonely path, we are here to guide you in finding the right support that suits you.
Boarding School Isolation
Private, Confidential & Culturally Aware
We understand what it is like trying to adjust to a new culture and educational system. Managing school structures, cultural differences, language and expectations can be very confusing and lonely. We can support and guide in developing skills that will help you in understanding these differences.
Feedback Janurary 2021
'Cathy has provided a safe space and an independent ear for my daughter and helped her to slowly explore and learn how to mentally live in a very challenging world. I would wholeheartedly recommend her counselling which has been invaluable and we very much appreciate it’
Adult Mental Health
Private and Confidential
My work often focuses on helping people who find themselves stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour and who are struggling with things such as relationship issues, workplace problems, self-esteem, confidence, trauma or bereavement. Therapy helps to reduce emotional suffering, supports change, and promotes personal growth.
Private and Confidential
‘My sessions with Cathy came at a fairly critical point in my life and I’m pleased to say have helped me enormously. She’s made difficult topics easier to navigate by adding clarity and focus which is just what I needed! Through Cathy’s help, it’s now possible for me to have a happier and healthier approach to family situations.‘