The Meaningful Life Foundation

Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.

Verified by Psychology Today
01904 935904

The Meaningful Life Foundation

Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

York YO31
Call Joanna Cates
01904 935904
Offers online therapy

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About

I have a particular interest in working with individuals who are experiencing intrusive thoughts and difficult feelings around death (their own or others). This experience is commonly known as death anxiety or thanatophobia. The foundation also specialises in working with people experiencing related difficulties such as being preoccupied by issues of transcience, impermanence, change, ageing and loss. They may also be afflicted by a sense of purposelessness or meaninglessness. People experiencing such difficulties to a significant degree might be said to be experiencing existential or philosophical OCD.
I work with individuals in a collaborative way to help them make sense of these difficult thoughts and feelings. Whilst I don’t guarantee that these feelings will disappear completely, what I hope to do is help people to learn to manage them better and use many ideas from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Existential Psychotherapy in order to do this.
I believe that as a society we aren’t always very good at talking about death and dying and that confronting, rather than avoiding, these issues is an important part of managing this sort of anxiety better. I also believe that building a life that is worth living and having a sense of meaning and purpose is the best antidote to death anxiety.
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Finances

  • Session Fee: £95 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Paypal

Qualifications

  • Membership: Health & Care Professions Council / Clinical Psychologist

Location

York YO31
Call Joanna Cates
01904 935904
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Death anxiety
  • Existential OCD
Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Armed Forces
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Existential
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022
The Meaningful Life Foundation

Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.