Cat Buchan MA UKCP (accred.)
Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy
7 Bowling Green Street
182A London Road
Who I work with.
At times in our lives we each experience issues which negatively affect the quality of our experience, such as anxiety, depression, grief and difficulties in relationships with others and sometimes even with ourselves. If this is how you feel right now, I care about that and I would be willing to sit with you and help you with your personal exploration. Together, we can reflect on your experience and help you find a way through. Along with anxiety, depression and general confusion, I have particular experience working with clients with chronic illness, terminal illness and those who have suffered a bereavement. I also have worked a great deal with clients with issues around sexual identity and sexuality.
How I work.
Fundamentally, I offer a relational, developmental approach to therapy; I believe that, through our early relationships we each develop coping mechanisms in order to deal with day-to-day living. Unfortunately, at times of pressure, stress or conflict - often the very times when we need these strategies most - they can fail us. So, through creating a safe, open relationship in psychotherapy, we can explore these coping mechanisms, providing you with the opportunity to adapt and reinforce them for the current situation and for the future.
I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you as you get to know and better understand yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychotherapist, accredited by the U. K. Council of Psychotherapists. I have been awarded an M.A. degree by the University of Birmingham based on my work with the Training Institute (SPTI) in Nottingham.
I have long experience offering support to people going through difficult times in their lives. The majority of my experience has been with people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I also have experience working with clients with issues relating to sexuality and gender identity.
As well as my private counselling work, I have volunteered as a counsellor with a local charity, Coping With Cancer, since 2009
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for a 50 min session with individuals, £70 for a 50 min session of couple counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client