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Dr Catherine Proot 

Psychotherapy and Supervision



Catherine Proot PhD
Dr Catherine Proot has been practicing individual and couple psychotherapy for more than 20 years. She has worked in the university counselling centres of the KULeuven (Belgium) and Norwich (UK), in GP surgeries, mental health services, and in palliative care and bereavement services.  
Her work experience prior to counselling included selection and training of volunteers in a telephonic emergency service, public relations and event organising for a wine and spirits company, training, publications and conference management for service organisations to businesses in a university town and to public services, and communications and fundraising for a humanitarian NGO.
Passionate about healing and quality of life, especially when things don't turn out as originally hoped for, Catherine offers sensitive support to those who remain troubled or traumatised by their experiences of ill health and pain. She has published with Oxford University Press Life to be lived.  Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses (2014) and with Routledge Challenges and choices for patient, carer and professional at the end of life. Living with uncertainty (2021).
At heart person-centred in her trust in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, she brings to her practice skills and insights from her psychology background and training in psycho-dynamic psychotherapies, systems approach to families and organisations, NLP, Mindfulness, Focusing, Imagery work, EFT, and EMDR.

She works face-to-face, long-term and short-term with adults, couples, and groups in English, French and Dutch.  She abides by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice.
Training & qualifications 
  • MSc in Psychology and Education, Ghent University Belgium (1980),
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of East Anglia (2005)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia (2010)
  • Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and those in related professions, Cascade Training Associates (2013-2014).​
What she can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Burn-out, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Fears, Health related issues, Loss and Transition, Personal Development, Relationships, Self-esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma
Therapies offered
EMDR, Existential, Humanistic, and Person-Centred  
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