Cathy Bailey MBACP, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling

Cathy Bailey MBACP, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling

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07916 402675

About me

Hello, would you like a space to talk?

Explore what is going on and any changes you'd like to make in a warm, safe environment in private therapy with me.

I am a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, who will blend humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic theories into our work.

Tel: 07916 402675

What will the counselling involve?
We will create a space for you in which we can explore your world without me giving you advice or telling you what to do. I will listen actively, keeping an open-mind. I will challenge you gently, helping us both understand what is going on. We may look at cycles of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are no longer useful or help you change unwanted reoccurring patterns in relationships. You may just want space to talk about difficult experiences and feelings such as sadness, guilt and anger. You may want to work towards a specific outcome or you may have an idea something isn't right, but not know what it is. We can work out what you want from counselling and tailor your sessions to get this.

How much does it cost?
£45 per session or £249 for a block of six sessions. You may pay by cash, cheque at each session, or by credit card or Paypal in advance of the session.

How many sessions?
One of the benefits of private therapy is that we can be flexible to your needs. Sometimes people may just want one or two sessions. Often six sessions will be of benefit for short-term work and we can have sessions on a long-term basis if you would like to work at deeper level or would like on-going support. We can see what you want from counselling and end when you feel like you've got to where you want to be.

Is this for you?
Coming to counselling can be a difficult decision and yet a positive step towards change. Sometimes people are unsure whether counselling is right for them and I will welcome enquiries by phone or email if you'd like to discuss how working together will be beneficial for you before arranging your first session.

Types of issue
I have particular experience in helping people with anxiety, bereavement, loss, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, stress, trauma, panic attacks, sexuality and relationship issues. I also have a great deal of experience with workplace counselling and wellbeing.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their code of ethics.

Any questions?

Contact me:


Tel: 07916 402675


Training, qualifications & experience


I started my counselling training in 2004 and before working as a counsellor, I have worked in both the public sector and industry. As well as private practice, I have worked as a counsellor for EAPs, within the voluntary sector for Cruse Bereavement Care and also within a University setting, both with students and staff.

Main counselling qualifications and training

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative pathway - CBT, psychodynamic and humanistic theories (University of Wales, Newport, BACP accredited course - Level 7).
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Wales, Newport, BACP accredited course - Level 5).
  • Bereavement training with Cruse.
  • Solution focussed therapy.
  • NLP Practitioner.
  • Mindfulness (as developed by Jon Kabatt-Zinn).
  • Qualified Yoga teacher (RYT200) - from this I may use breathing awareness and relaxation practices in our work if you are interested.
  • Other courses and interests such as Transactional Analysis (TA), menstrual health, creative therapies, dream workshops, visualisation, image work etc.

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My fees £45 per session or £249 for a block of six sessions (unless we have worked together before, I recommend that you book an individual session first).

Discounts are available for students and people receiving benefits.

In our first session, we can discuss how working together would be helpful to you. We will then make sure we review our ongoing work to ensure you are continuing to benefit.

Further information

I use a therapy room within Talking Therapies, which is located on Whitchurch Road, Cardiff. Free, on-road parking may be found within easy reach.

Limited weekday and evening availability. At times, a waiting list may be in operation. Please contact me to find out about the current spaces.

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Limited Thursday and Friday availability, as well as evenings and Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme
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