“I have a hunch you're a fine therapist – Congratulations, Catrina - my best wishes, Irv Yalom”
Irvin Yalom M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Irvin Yalom M.D
“What can i say...”
Been attending this sanctuary for a while now and intend to keep calling in. just go, even go and sit in the waiting room. its serene and peaceful. just go and sit in it.. what a prelude to the warm, caring welcome from Catrina. everything and anything i needed, its was all in the room, hugs, a smile, an ear, a big heart, a sofa, a tissue, homework but most of all Catrina.
I needed to talk but didn’t want to talk but guess what “i did talk" i left my stuff with Catrina in Oaktree Therapies and did my homework.
what else can i say? “If you read this and think you need this.” make an appointment with Catrina.
I've been a client of oaktreetherapies for 6 months now after the tragic loss of my brother. During this time Katriona has helped me through some really difficult heart breaking times and continues to help me. Without our sessions I don't think I would be where I am today and I am forever grateful and thankful for her continuing support and guidance.
Katriona's easy and calming personaity allows you to feel safe to say anything, knowing that what you say is in total confidence and without fear of judgement.
Without any reservations I would highly recommend oaktreetherapies.
Having to attend therapy sessions can be a daunting task for most. Catrina made me feel completely at ease from the offset. She is a beautiful person inside and out and after my sessions I always left with a smile feeling a weight lifted from my shoulders. She has such a passion for what she does at Oak tree therapies and this in itself helps you to feel comfortable and safe. A lovely setting to have therapy sessions and I'm very glad I heard of oak tree therapies.
I've had the opportunity to work with Catrina over the last 4 months on a range of issues like anxiety,depression,work concerns etc.
Oak Tree Therapies has been such a pleasure to visit, and I've always felt calm and at ease there. Catrina herself is incredibly kind and easy to open up to.
I always look forward to our sessions as they are one of the highlights of my week, and have seen so much growth within myself and opened my eyes to my own strengths.
Starting therapy is one of the best things I've done for myself, and I feel so fortunate to have found Catrina. Highly recommend !!
How do you begin to thank such beautiful soul who has changed your life forever for the better? From the moment you meet her, you're put at ease, you feel at home; you're safe.
She has made a huge impact on my life over the past 6 months and I can honestly say I wouldn't be writing this if it weren't for her.
There is no judgement with Catrina, you're in a safe place where it's your turn to talk and for her to listen, which she does so well. Sometimes that's all you need, to be heard.
I cannot express my gratitude enough for what she's taught me, how she's shaped me to become a better version of me and for how I feel after each appointment.
I am so glad I was lead towards Oak Tree Therapies.
Catrina is such an amazing, intelligent, perceptive, gorgeous woman who, through each session, has made a lasting impact on me, my health and how I live my life.
She is such a kind soul who wants nothing but the best for you, she feels like a best friend and every session has kept me on the path of recovery
I'm forever thankful
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Working with Catrina has changed my life. I started seeing her when I was at my lowest point and didn't see a future. Her friendly approachable personality made me feel instantly comfortable and safe.
I have 2 young children who needed me and she helped me rebuild myself and make me a stronger person for myself and them. I cant imagine what my life would have been like without our sessions. She has shown me how strong I am and taught me how to implement certain techniques in every day life so that I am in control of any situations that may arise. Catrina has always been there whenever I have needed her no matter what. I will never be able to explain fully the enormous impact she has had on me and how grateful I am to have had her support and guidance through some of the toughest times in my life.
I attended Catrina on the recommendation of a colleague following a particularly stressful period at work.
Never having had any form of therapy previously I was sceptical of it having any benefits for me.Our initial session was an eye opener for me and over subsequent weeks Catrina outlined different coping strategies and encouraged me to look at my situation from a different perspective. I have found the outcome of our sessions to be extremely positive.
I found her to be professional,empathetic and honest .Her help and guidance has been of immense benefit to me both personally and professionally. I would recommend her highly as a therapist to anyone in similar circumstances.
Coming to Catrina for counselling was, for me, a truly life changing experience. Our sessions began during a difficult time in my life—problems arising from a toxic workplace—but Catrina’s commitment and her natural empathy helped me to identify the causes of my troubles and find ways of moving forward. From the outset, I left those counselling sessions feeling positive and renewed and, when the course of counselling ended, I took with me a sense of purpose and a greatly heightened self-esteem that has lasted. Today, three years on, I can say that it was a genuinely transformative experience. I do not have the problems I came with; I feel at peace with myself; I know my strengths and how to make best use of them. I will never forget Catrina’s insights and advice and have readily shared them with others.
Catrina cares about the people who come to her. Right from the start I felt at ease with her. I knew that here was someone that wanted to help make things work out for me. And I was never disappointed.
I thoroughly recommend Catrina. She is a wonderful counsellor.
My time with Catrina so far has been very eye-opening. I have discovered why I feel the way I do about certain things which I didn’t know before. No one in my family or friend group could tell me why I was feeling so down about certain aspects of my life. Catrina was able to pinpoint where these feelings were coming from and gave me ways to deal with them in a positive way. She doesn’t judge and is a very open-minded person. She is easy to talk to and makes you realise things about yourself that you would never have realised yourself. For me, it was that I suffer from grief which I never considered before; grief both in the death of loved ones and in the way people leave us in life. I have been through many periods in my life when people have left and I realise now it affected me more than I chose to admit. Just being in Catrina’s energy is so calming and you feel safe in the room with her, safe to tell her your secrets, safe to cry and safe to show that you aren’t that happy person you’ve been letting on to be. I have seen counsellors in the past since I was 17yrs old, but they have never been as affective as Catrina has been for me and I have only had three sessions. I am feeling a lot more able to handle things in everyday life and am not as hard on myself.
I had been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and stress by the GP. I did not really know why i was feeling this way. I had never been to a counsellor before I went to Catrina and to be perfectly honest, I never thought that talking to a counsellor would help in a million years. I was so nervous going to my 1st appointment but she made me feel so at ease & i found myself opening up to her straight away about things in the past that I hadn't really been thinking about in a long time. She never judged me, she just gave me reasons why they were coming up and making me feel this way. She always made me see things from a different point of view that seemed like common sense just my head wasn't thinking that way. She also offered me CBT Hypnotherapy & reiki which i took advantage of. I know this maybe sounds hard to believe but 6 sessions later I feel as if I've got this under control and I am starting to feel like my old self again. I cannot recommend Catrina enough. Thank you so much to Catrina for all your help and support over my darkest days.
I can’t thank Catrina enough. During what was a very difficult period in my life, my time with her helped me re-discover who I was and appreciate the value I had. Catrina has such a calm and reassuring manner. Despite feeling nervous before my first session, when I met her, I immediately felt at ease and I left every session feeling emotionally stronger, proud of what I’ve came through and confident about what I can achieve. She has helped me focus on all the good I have in my life and I feel so much more equipped to move forward with my future.
Carol , CEO / Manager
Catrina helped me feel safe and comfortable enough to be able to talk. I never ever felt judged (one of my worst fears).
It's hard to put in to words how much working with Catrina has made so many positive changes in my life. I walked in through the doors full of self hatred and with little hope for my future. Having spent years constantly living with ' you're worthless' 'you'll never be any good' 'the world would be a better place without you'
Through working with Catrina I no longer live with the negative thoughts 24/7. If I have a bad day I now have strategies to help me improve things again. On good days which are now plentiful I feel like I want to shout it from the roof tops just how good it feels to be free.
I'm not saying it was easy. But I am absolutely saying it was worth all the effort and hard work.
If you have something you need help to get through and move on. Give yourself a chance. YOU are absolutely worth fighting for. I am living proof that things can change for the better. I cannot recommend oak tree therapies highly enough. Literally a life saver.
Angela , Developer