Catherine Knibbs shares her journey to becoming a UKCP accredited psychotherapist.
My move into psychotherapy was born out of a need to help my children through a difficult divorce. I realised that the services for children at the time were overwhelmed and did not have the capacity, resources and mechanisms to assist me or my children sufficiently.
I wanted to be a help and advocate for children after witnessing the process of family courts. There was a lack of a child’s voice through professionals from an evidence/research-based approach.
But as a single parent, I needed to work whilst retraining. So, after completing my A levels and a Psychology degree, whilst my children were at secondary school, I worked in computing for some of the largest companies in the UK and trained as a psychotherapist. I am now a clinical and doctoral researcher who specialises in child and adult trauma.
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