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Catherine Knibbs

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.


The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists can help you find an expert therapist near you.

If you are interested in training to become a therapist, then you can find out more about UKCP accredited trainings here.