Academy partners with First Step C Counselling

The Playing for the Future Academy are delighted to announce that we have engaged with First Step C Counselling to help provide support for our young players. We recognise that the past twelve months have been difficult for everyone, especially our young people. We are therefore delighted to offer this service at a reduced rate for PFTF Academy members.


See below for some more information on First Step C Counselling;


My aim as a counsellor is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship offering a non-judgemental approach, in which I will endeavour to walk with you every step of the way on your journey, within a safe, confidential and friendly environment for adults, teenagers and young children to talk freely.


Life's pressures can make us feel unsure of ourselves and this can make us feel unhappy and unable to talk to someone, it takes courage to come to counselling but you’re not on your own.


My work entails working with a variety of presenting issues, from stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, bereavement and suicidal ideation. I strive to work with issues in a way that best suits each individual client. I work with a broad range of issues with the aim of finding coping strategies to develop self-awareness and set goals for the future and reducing the impact on your life.


It is important to understand that the client is the expert in their needs and my role is to listen, truly understand and help build the foundation for growth this means I pride myself on being able to provide an empathic and genuine approach to establish and build upon a trustworthy therapeutic relationship. This allows the client to feel safe and secure and ensuring that they will be treated with the upmost respect and dignity at all times and confidentiality remains a priority within the practice.


My style of counselling is known as integrative offering short or long term work. I primarily use a person-centred approach whilst integrating other techniques as CBT and psycho-dynamic if and when appropriate allowing to help improve your awareness of yourself.

I offer face-to-face counselling and also online and telephone counselling.

I focus on helping and supporting my clients of all age groups to gain balance and a sense of control within their life.


Telephone: 07522850444 Email: catrionaw38@gmail.com


Catriona Walsh, Dip Psych Couns, Dip Couns, NCS (Accred.) & MBACP Reg.

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