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Catherine O'Riordan

Integrative Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Group Facilitator


About Me

I am a developmentally based, relationally focused Integrative Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Group Facilitator.

I am based in Nottingham and see clients, supervisees and couples from my office which is attached to my home. I aim to create a warm, welcoming and respectful environment for our work together. 

As a psychotherapist I practice in a humanistic way which means my focus is on your healing and growth as a person and not just  on 'the problem'. I look to support you on your journey of self-discovery and help you find relief, restoration and transformation; to grow into the unique adult you are. This journey may include us exploring your neurodiversity, sexuality, spirituality, gender, culture or class and maybe your formative experiences of religion.


In addition to my private practice working with individuals and couples, I offer clinical supervision, academic supervision and pastoral supervision.


I enjoy writing and running workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists which I have been doing since 2015. The 2-day Your Inner Child and Shame workshops are the two I currently run.


I also design and facilitate bespoke trainings for organisations.


I am a registered member of the UKCP Reg. No. 2011164382

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ACC No. 103970

APSE No. 92058


My Specialisms


Our relationships are so important to us and are fundamental to our sense of identity and our well being. Sometimes we need help to explore things about being in a relationship e.g. family, friendships, romantic, sexual, work, religious community etc . Often talking about these relationships feels private and perhaps difficult to understand and navigate. Being in a relationship can be a deeply emotional experience that requires lots of reflection, thinking and decisions. Exploring these relationships - alone, as a couple, or poly - can accelerate our ability to create healthy intimacy. Working with inclusion and diversity in mind I seek to help you navigate the challenges of being in relationship.

Inner Child

'Inner child' is a metaphor that helps us to understand and learn to relate compassionately to ourself as people who were wounded as a child and this wound has come to shape our personality and we relate to ourselves and others. As well as connecting with parts of ourselves that were wounded in childhood, it is important to discover and liberate our creative, vital, eternal inner child and learn to reach out and get the support to direct and shape who we want to be in our adult lives. Sometimes we need help to uncover the fear and shame that holds us back from taking the steps we need towards recovery, autonomy and self-realisation. The quality of our relationship with ourselves is vital to our happiness.

Therapy Group

We learn things about ourselves within a group that we can't when we are just in a one-to-one relationship. The therapy group is open to anyone and there is an initial interview to see if group work will be meet yours and the groups needs. The group runs for 12 weeks, and meets weekly for 2 hours. The fee is £540. Groupwork will be in-person in Nottingham or online, and is made up of 12 people plus one facilitators. We get to confront ourselves differently in a group setting and learn to give and receive support and acceptance in a way that brings deep down relief and growth.

Grief, Loss and Endings

Loss and grief come to us all at some point. We may need to grieve things from our childhood we didn't have or did have and didn't want. An important relationship, job or group may have changed or ended. Someone close may have died or moved away. We may be faced with our own or someone else's illness. We may grieve as we come to accept life in all its hard edges. We may grieve a loss of belief or faith. As a human there is lots to grieve and lament over.


Sometimes we need help to grieve our losses and learn to live again even though things are not and never will be the same. 

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