Cath Carless - PG Dip, UKCP, FPC, BACP

Cath Carless - PG Dip, UKCP, FPC, BACP

Maidstone Building Mews
72-76 Borough High Street
London Bridge


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Maidstone Building Mews
72-76 Borough High Street
London Bridge


About me

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work with individual adults on a one to one basis. I am  experienced in working with clients who feel stuck, anxious and often depressed for reasons such as low self esteem, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, abuse (past or present) and work related problems.

How can counselling help?

Sharing your worries and concerns with someone impartial and empathic can in itself bring some comfort and relief.

Therapy provides a regular space in your week to concentrate entirely on yourself, to offload and untangle anything that has arisen or occupied your mind between sessions. This can benefit relationships at home and work.

Feeling understood and accepted, clarifying confusing issues and learning to recognise your own personality traits does make life feel better.

How I Work

I work collaboratively; you would choose what you wanted to talk about in each session and consequently control the pace of our work.

As a psychodynamic psychotherapist; in addition to learning about your present day worries and concerns, I would also want to hear about your past. I believe that early life experiences influence our present day character and thus affect our reactions and expectations in current situations.

During the course of our work I may suggest a connections between past and present, which might help to explain a present difficulty.

I do not offer advice, or give you homework.

Where do I go from here?

You can contact me by email, or leave a message on my phone .

I offer an initial 50 minute consultation at my London Bridge practice.

This meeting will give you an idea of what it might be like working with me. It will give us time to talk about what you would like to gain from therapy. Should we decide that what I am offering sounds beneficial, we would arrange to meet on a weekly basis, usually on a regular day with a specific time slot.

I do not impose any notice period should you change your mind at a later date.

Training, qualifications & experience


Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice awarded by Roehampton University
Professional Development Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory.
Advanced Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness from British Mindfulness Institute

My post graduate qualifications are validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Professional Membership

I am a member of the UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy, bacp -British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and the 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 carers of children and young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. I have worked as a counsellor within the clinics of two charities, Wpf therapy and Sutton Counselling. In addition to my private practice, I have continued to work for Sutton Counselling in the role of an external assessor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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 disability bring to everyday situations and the many feelings including isolation which can arise.

Therapies offered


My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session, If you are a student or on a low income I can offer a concession.

Further information

The rooms from which I practice are on the ground floor, shared with other psychotherapists and counsellors.

Maidstone Building Mews is a quiet, pedestrian, gated mews with an entry system off Borough High Street close to Borough Market.

London Bridge station is a 5 minute walk away, served by the northern or jubilee lines.
Many bus routes pass through the area, including the 21, 35, 40, 133 & 343

Contact details:

email:      mobile: 07855115367.

(Please be aware that my phone is often switched to silent, but I will return your call as soon as I can).

More information:

Visit my website at www.cathcarlesspsychotherapy

Maps & Directions

London Bridge, SE1 1GD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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