Catherine Sloan | Counsellor & Career Coach
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Counselling - Career Coach Whanganui
Hi, I'm Catherine, counsellor and career coach in Whanganui.
In my practice I support people to positively address challenges in their lives, including their career, to enable them to live with an empowered attitude and find the joy and fulfillment they are striving for.
I am an holistic therapist working with the whole client - mind/body, and therapeutic practices I embrace in my work are Transactional Analysis, Person Centred Practice.
I have a special interest in meditation, yoga and breathe work and how these enhance our self-awareness, support our growing self-believe, confidence, understanding of ourself, and self-love, and how aligning these with talk therapy provide the foundation for joy and fulfillment.
Personal coaching / counselling
Need support in facing life's challenges? Want to develop your awareness of conscious relationships and gain life skills for living well with balance and ease? My services are in relation to assisting with issues such as:
- Anger management
- Anxiety & fears
- Being assertive
- Burnout & stress
- Grief and loss
- Low self esteem
- Relationship issues
My services are in relation to assisting with issues such as:
- Work place bullying
- retirement planning
- Career change / development
- Goal setting
- Developing Portfolio work
- Job interview Coaching
- Job search strategies
- Relationship issues in your professional life
About me - Career experience
I am a Career Counsellor and General Therapist and I am a professional member of CDANZ. I have worked in this profession for the past 17 years and I work as a Counsellor and Career/Life consultant.
In my role I offer individual counselling/coaching, career consulting/coaching, and relationship/marriage counselling /coaching and my main approach is Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness practice.
Previous work experience included working in adult career change support, youth and young adult career development, general therapist working with individuals and couples, youth.
Whatever change you need or want to make in your life I am here to help, encourage and guide you to become stronger, confident, more empowered and successful.
I enjoy working creatively, practically and intuitively in a holistic way to create meaningful and sustained change.
The top issues seen in my practice are:
- Anger/rage - not knowing how to manage these feelings and needing to know what the triggers are and what the history of the anger is
- Body image issues
- Grief - death of loved one/loneliness/chance in circumstances/health issues
- Relationship problems
- ✓ Coaching
- ✓ Cognitive behavioural therapy
- ✓ Counselling
- ✓ Couples counselling
- ✓ Interactive Drawing therapy
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Worrying too much
- Individual counselling: $100.00 per session
- Couples counselling: $120.00 per session
InterviewRead the interview with Catherine Sloan below.
I have two practice sites. One is in central Wellington, Braemar House, 32 The Terrace; and the other is in central Wanganui, 232 Wicksteed Street. I work between both every week.
Discovering the relationship with the man who become my husband and the father of our son. The other life event that is the most important event in my life was the birth of my son. In later life re-training and discovering a new career path has been an important event and has allowed me to appreciate more deeply the journey that our careers take us on.
I feel I have had many life experiences from joyous to challenging and life changing. I believe that all of these have helped shape me and allow me to work with empathy and appreciation with people who are seeking change, need support, and want to find clarity in their lives.
I feel privileged to be invited into the story of each clients life story. From there I really enjoy watching a client embrace their therapeutic work and get to a place where they see the change they have been seeking. I further enjoy continuing to learn and grow my own knowledge of the therapeutic process.
My most pleasant moment yesterday was working with a young university student to explore the life challenges that she is facing and see how she is understanding herself more. Today's most pleasant moment was meeting with a long term client hearing him tell his story of discovering love and helping him with his tentative understanding of his thoughts and feelings.
I see myself continuing to work as a Therapist with greater understanding from the experience of the intervening 5/10 years of client work. I also see myself with another qualification gained from within the psycho-therapeutic academic community.
In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love going to movies - foreign; art-house; documentary. For time out I love gardening, reading, yoga, meditation, painting and cycling.
What makes me happy is having a good mix of professional work and time for my hobbies and interests.
I have experienced therapy from a Bioenergetic Psychotherapist and have benefited greatly from the time spent going on my therapeutic journey. I believe this has deepened and developed my work with clients.
I like having a list of top tips for happiness - gathered from Psychology Today - I can choose one to focus on or be inspired by several:
- Engage with friends regularly
- Remember that happiness is an inside job
- Don’t have just one focus for your happiness
- Trust your yourself
- Develop a daily practice of self-directed peace - Is meditation for you?
- Organise your thoughts - if you are experiencing overwhelm maybe make a list to organise what needs to be attended to
- Take care around people (or move away from them for a time) who are challenging to your well-being
- Look at the big picture - there are many views of every issue or situation
- Value your values
- Play more
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