Catarina Moreira Rato

Catarina Moreira Rato

Dip. Couns; Dip. Supv; Reg. MBACP (Accred)


Specialisms: Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement and loss, Cross cultural relationships, Depression, Disabilities, Illness and health concerns, Infertility, Low self-esteem, Relationship issues, Self-development, Sexual abuse, Sexuality and gender issues, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma,

Therapeutic Approach: Person-Centred; Humanistic


I am a Counsellor and Supervisor working with individuals and couples presenting with a wide range of issues. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to speak freely about the issues that are of most concern to you, in a way that is sometimes not possible with friends or family.


I have been working in the field of addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling) for several years and I have considerable experience in working with sexual abuse, loss and bereavement. I also have large experience in working with illness and disability, chronic pain, physical impairment and depression.


As well as practicing privately at the Wilbury Clinic, I also work as a Counsellor at Mankind, a counselling service for male victims of sexual abuse and at Breakeven, a counselling service for anyone affected by problem gambling. I am also a clinical supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care and a Frontline Services Adviser for GamCare, the leading national provider of support for problem gambling. For several years I worked with people with Multiple Sclerosis, ME and other neurological conditions at The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre. In the past I was also a counsellor for CRI, a drugs and alcohol counselling service and a clinical supervisor for BHT Threshold Women’s Services.


My work reflects the principles of a Humanistic / Person-Centred approach, that the individual is a person of worth and value, with vast resources and potential for growth, change, and self-determination.


I am bilingual and offer counselling sessions in Portuguese.

Professional Registration: BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Cost: Individual: £35 - £55 Couples: £60 Supervision: £35 - £55 FREE half hour introductory session Registered with Bupa, Aviva and WPA



Mobile: 07946 704443