Catherine Barnes 


Aline Psychologies


About me:

Growing up internationally with diverse heritage I bring a unique perspective to my work as a therapist; I focus on short term therapies as well as long term exploratory approaches for the treatment of both adults and children. I have a unique therapeutic approach combining divergent approaches to treatment, targeting treatments to the individual client’s needs. I am also a member of the BPS conducting doctoral research in to the treatment of depression. I work with short and long term therapies within both in-patient and out-patient NHS services as well as in private practice.



I initially completed a BSc in psychology and MSc in clinical psychology where I worked with addictions, homelessness, social relationships and dementia. I used CBT techniques mainly at this time in working with client groups. Though these techniques can be extremely helpful I felt this approach was not appropriate for all presenting issues and clients, as each person is obviously unique and has a different way of learning and engaging with life. I then decided to continue with a PostGraduate Diploma in integrative psychotherapy looking at psychodynamic, existential and humanistic approaches to working with different presenting issues. I have also taken various professional development courses in different approaches and difficulties such as dream analysis, jungian therapy, family estrangement, emotional and psychological weight loss, trauma, time limited approaches, captivity, abuse and neuro-psychology and neuropsychological testing and assessment.


I have been working with depression and anxiety among other issues using a short-term approach within out-patient NHS services. I also work with patients on an in-patient unit in specialist tier 4 services working with severe trauma and self-harm and help clients with a wide range of difficulties in private practice.


  • PGDip - Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling&Psychotherapy - New School of Psychotherapy&Counselling/Middlesex University

  • M.Sc. Clinical Psychology - Kingston University London

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology - Kingston University London

Continuing professional development training;

  • Eating disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Family Estrangement

  • Jungian Analysis

  • Dream Analysis

  • Emotional weight loss

  • Time-limited practice

  • Captivity

  • Trauma

  • Self-harm

  • Neuropsychology

  • Working with chronic pain