Cassandra Eaton, Mental Health Counsellor
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP),
practicing privately in Berkshire, UK.
Masters Degree, Mental Health Counselling (2010 - 2012) Brooklyn College, New York
Bachelors Degree, Legal Studies w/ minor in Psychology & Sociology (2004-2008) Quinnipiac University, Connecticut
Chronic Disease (i.e.- Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis)
In 2010 I began my training in Counselling after a few years of voluntary work with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) in New York. I enjoyed my volunteer roles in helping those affected by these chronic health issues, which often affected their mental health, so much so that I changed my career in law to psychology.
After completing my counselling degree and training, I started working full time with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Headquarters in their IBD patient help center which was a National resource for patients and loved ones with these chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. I provided educational resources, support, and counselling to patients and their family. In addition, I continued to volunteer in founding and facilitating a support group for teenage girls living with these diseases.
Most recently before moving abroad to the UK, I was working at a Women’s Health center based in Brooklyn, New York. Here I provided individual longer term counselling to women and teenagers. I worked with clients in better managing anxiety disorders, depression, chronic health concerns, stress, relationships, trauma, and career changes. I also have experience running groups and workshops providing psychoeducation on stress management and coping skills.
More recently re-locating to England with my family, I am now working privately out of a clinic in Upper Basildon. I practice in a person-centered approach, always listening to the client, providing empathy, and creating a safe space for my clients to talk through their concerns. I also often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques in my practice. This may help a client to better understand their current thoughts and behaviours, and how there may be room for change towards a healthier mindset.
It is important to have supports in place- whether it be friends or family, but the additional support of an unbiased, objective professional can be of great help too. I do hope to hear from you if you feel you could benefit from counselling sessions.