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Catherine Bain

CBT Therapist

About Catherine:
Works as CBT Therapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Languages spoken:

  • English
Catherine Bain is a CBT therapist who works with adults (16+) with a wide range of issues and problems including: depression and low mood; anxiety and related issues; stress including exam stress; phobias; panic; anger/aggression; bereavement/grief; substance misuse; alcohol dependency; bullying; gender and sexual identity issues; life transitions; loneliness; neglect; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); relationship issues; relaxation; trauma and many more issues.

She is particularly experienced in working with substance misuse, alcohol dependency and other addictions and developing a recovery plan with clients to help with these issues. 

Catherine's way of working

Catherine uses a range of evidence-based approaches and techniques in her therapy work including: cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic and person-centred counselling. She works in a flexible and collaborative way with clients, putting each client at the centre of what she does and tailoring her approach to meet their individual needs and preferences. Catherine believes a strong therapeutic relationship is important in successful therapy and she will work to build this relationship during sessions. Catherine offers time-limited sessions that are focused and goal oriented, or longer-term psychotherapy during which more complex issues can be explored. 

Catherine's background and experience

Catherine has worked in a number of different settings including in the voluntary sector with Cruse Bereavement Care and Crossreach - working with trauma, addiction and mental health issues - and in private practice.

In addition to her work with First Psychology, Catherine works as a groupwork co-ordinator and recovery worker/coach. In this role, she works on a one-to-one basis to support clients in their recovery from substance misuse. She also has experience of facilitating and co-facilitating group sessions. 

Catherine has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Therapies and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural and Group Therapy​. She is a member of BABCP (the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies), COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland), and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Catherine Bain is a registered member of BACP

Catherine's fee

Catherine charges £85 a session for self-funding clients (concessions available). She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.