COUNSELLING
SERVICES

The SLCC ethos is simple, we take a practical holistic approach to counselling and well-being which can involve the whole family wherever possible.

Our high standards and level of professional experience has been acknowledged and rewarded by 'The National Counselling Society'

as we proudly became a member of the Children and Young People's Therapist Accredited Register.

My experience working with young people in both the Independent and State sectors of education gives me an insight into the 'whole situation'. Where possible we can work closely with educational settings and other professionals in managing and developing coping strategies that best suits the client’s needs.

Counsellor
Psychotherapist
Catherine (Salvi) Coombs

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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, palliative care: end-of-life, cyberbullying, 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.

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Psychology Session
 

CHILD & ADOLESCENT

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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.

CHILD & ADOLESCENT

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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.

CHILD & ADOLESCENT

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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.

CHILD & ADOLESCENT

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Testimonials

Private and Confidential

'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 SERVICES

Psychologist's Office

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. 

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Testimonials

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.‘

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Testimonials

Private and Confidential

‘Words truly cannot describe how grateful I am to have had your support and guidance through this ever so steep learning curve. When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.'