Cath Carless - Psychotherapist and Counsellor registered with UKCP & BACP
Maidstone Building Mews
72-76 Borough High Street
I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor, registered with BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I work with individual adults offering a once weekly appointment. I am experienced in working with clients who presently feel that they are overly anxious, sad or, depressed, that they lack confidence and find making or, sustaining relationships difficult. In addition, past issues such as bereavements, family break ups and betrayals may be contributing to the emotions felt by the present difficulty.
How can counselling help?
By putting troubling thoughts and feelings into words and sharing them with someone impartial and empathic, regardless of how embarrassing, silly or, even spiteful they might seem can in itself bring some clarity and relief.
It is reassuring knowing that you have a weekly appointment, a space to offload and untangle anything that has arisen or, occupied your mind during the last week and relationships at home and work can remain more stable as a result.
Learning to recognise your own personality traits and discussing alternative methods of approach and reactions to members of your family, friends or, work colleagues enables interpersonal relations to develop in a more positive direction.
How I Work
These are your sessions to use as you wish, to open up the concerns that are uppermost in your mind and to speak and think about them together with a view to lightening the load. Some memories are more difficult to talk about than others and I hope to provide the trust needed to enable these painful experiences to be shared.
In our first few meetings I will want to understand what has led you to seek therapy at this point in time. To hear what you are hoping to gain from our sessions and to learn about any previous relationships or, situations that might have been upsetting or difficult.
Sometimes I may suggest connections between past and present situations should this help to explain a present difficulty.
I do not set homework, or ask you to complete progress sheets.
Apart from the discussions that take place in the room, it is often the case that further work occurs outside of our sessions, both within your mind and also by you being able to speak with those closest to you about specific issues which you previously avoided or, were unable to address without becoming angry or upset.
What to do next
If you are considering that you might like to make an appointment for an initial consultation, you can contact me by email, or leave a message on my phone. There may be questions that you would like to ask me before arranging a meeting and you will need to check whether my available appointments are at a time convenient for you.
The first meeting will give you an idea of what it might be like working with me, you should feel that you can trust me and that you would be comfortable talking about very personal thoughts and feelings.
I provide weekly appointment on a regular day with a specific time slot.
I do not impose any notice period should you decide that you do not wish to continue working with me
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice awarded by Roehampton University. This qualification is validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Professional Development Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory.
Advanced Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness from British Mindfulness Institute.
I am a member of the UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy, BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and FPC - the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling. I abide by the code of ethics and practice established by these organisations.
I began training as a therapist in 2004 having been employed in various roles supporting parents and carers of children and young adults with learning difficulties/disabilities.
I have worked as a counsellor within WPF therapy and Sutton Counselling, charities offering low cost therapy to the local community.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with carers and their physically and mentally disabled children. I am familiar with the difficulties that caring and disability brings to everyday life.
My fee for the initial 50 minute consultation and for ongoing weekly 50 minute sessions is £55.
Maidstone Building Mews is a quiet, pedestrian, gated mews with an entry system off Borough High Street close to Borough Market.
The practice is on the ground floor and everyone working there is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist or, Psychoanalyst.
London Bridge station is a 5 minute walk away, Southwark and Borough underground stations are also within easy walking distance.
Many bus routes pass through the area, including the 21, 35, 40, 133 & 343
email: firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 07855115367.
(Please be aware that my phone is often switched to silent, but I will return your call as soon as I can).
Visit my website at www.cathcarlesspsychotherapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client