Catherine Berry-Valeriote

Registered Psychotherapist

CTP Diploma

l've had a private practice for 20 years in Guelph, working with adult individuals and couples. My training at the Centre For Training In Psychotherapy is informed by the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma, and Emotional Focused Therapy in relationships. We explore how these affect your natural being.

CAPT Membership Number: 024

Issues I work with

Anxiety, Depression, Divorce Separation, Grief/Loss, Postpartum Depression, Relationships/Family, Trauma

My approaches

  • Couples/Relationship Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy


Centre For Training in Psychotherapy, Toronto
Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma, Janina Fischer
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)(Couples), Ottawa
Attachment Injury Resolution Model, ICEEFT trainer: Lorrie Brubacher
Treating Trauma Masters Series, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine
Chronic Shame Meets Relational Psychotherapy, Dr. Pat DeYoung
Healing Shame, Bret Lyon & Sheila Rubin

I find that psychotherapy can help when: a life issue causes heartache, you want to improve yourself in some way, or life has become unbearable as it is. Meaningful progress will come from the relationship we will develop, including a sense of being understood as a unique individual. Feeling accepted for all that you are (both successes and failures) enables you to look at hard-to-face places about yourself, and discover new perspectives.  I work with how your unconscious mind has learned to cope with overwhelming life experiences, both in youth and adulthood, which have interrupted your natural way of being in the world, particularly your way of being in relationship with others.  A stronger sense of yourself will develop, and you will make clearer decisions that are right for your particular life.  You will come to see  yourself differently, and others will experience you differently.

Office Location

Waterloo Avenue and Wellington Road (Hwy7)
Suite Coach House 19 Woodycrest Drive
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6E8
Office is wheelchair accessible