Sunflower Cognitive Therapies, based in Stockton-on-Tees is a private practice, offering confidential talking therapy. We specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) working with children, young people and adults. In addition to talking therapies, we also provide a range of therapeutic services and support to other professionals, organisations and schools within the Tees Valley area.
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Hello, my name is Catherine. I am a registered Children’s Nurse and a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working in the North East.
I am passionate about delivering quality and recognised a need for developing a specialist talking therapies service, accessible to children, young people and adults.
I work with you in an open and honest way and spend time helping you to understand your challenges. Family and friends are important in allowing your to reach your goals, with your consent and if required, I'll always keep them updated so they can support you too.Find Out More
Amanda McNaughtonSENCO at Whinstone Primary
“Since receiving the Sunflower CBT training, we have been able to implement the programme with a number of individual students and small groups. The materials are great to use, and the sessions give time for students to open up and talk, knowing that they are listened to. Since starting the programme, we have noticed increased confidence in a number of students, and they are happy to engage in difficult conversations.”
Private ClientAged 37
“Catherine is so professional yet friendly and welcoming. I had been suffering with really bad anxiety and panic attacks and I was scared of my own shadow. Even the thought of going for therapy caused me panic but within 5 minutes of my first session with Catherine I felt put at ease and connected with her straight away. I am a completely different person to who I was a year ago and everyone has noticed. I finally feel happy with myself and my life is so much better.”
Private ClientAged 30
“Catherine is a very knowledgeable, professional and supportive young woman. My son was in a very low place before meeting her, with her support he is now empowered to deal with life and what it throws at him. He is in control of his OCD, something he once thought was never possible.”
Young person, aged 8yrs
“Thank you for the Invisible String and all your help. Me and my mum and dad, would like to say a massive thank you!”
Private ClientAged 30
“I was terrified of and lived in fear of spiders, constantly on the lookout for them, never opening windows or putting my feet on the floor, or spending much time in the garden. Catherine’s sessions were always clear and insightful – teaching me ways to cope with my irrational fear through practical methods and rational thinking. I’m a completely different woman now and I’m no longer held back! Highly recommend to anyone held back by fear/anxiety.”
Young personAged 15
“These last six sessions have really made a massive impact on my life, from not going out and being scared to go to the shop, going out with friends and loads more. Thank you for your massive help.”