Cath Carless - PG Dip, UKCP, FPC,
Maidstone Building Mews
72-76 Borough High Street
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 offering a once weekly appointment. I am experienced in working with clients who feel anxious, disconnected, alone, confused and depressed. The reasons for seeking therapy often include relationship difficulties, family issues, and work related problems.
How can counselling help?
Finding someone impartial and empathic who you feel able to speak to openly about your worries and concerns can in itself bring some comfort and relief.
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 can benefit relationships at home and work.
To feel listened to, understood and accepted. To clarify confusing issues. To learn to recognise your own personality traits is the nature of the work which I am offering.
How I Work
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 which might have been upsetting or difficult.
Some memories are more difficult to speak about than others, I hope to provide the trust needed to enable these painful parts to be spoken about.
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.
Sometimes I may suggest connections between past and present situations should they help to explain a present difficulty.
I do not set homework, or ask you to complete progress sheets. Apart from the discussions which take place in the room, it is often the case that further work occurs outside of our sessions, both within your mind and at times verbally with those persons closest to you.
Where do I go from here?
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.
This meeting will give you an idea of what it might be like working with me. We can then decide together whether or, not you would like to commence therapy.
I like to offer a weekly appointment on a regular day with a specific time slot.
I do not impose any notice period should you choose to leave.
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).
I am a member of the UKCP - UK Council for 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 adults who had a family member with learning difficulties and/or a disability. I have worked as a counsellor within Wpf therapy and Sutton Counselling a charity which offer low cost therapy to the local community. I have continued to work for Sutton Counselling as an external assessor in addition to my private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
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.
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session, If you are a student or, on a low income I can offer a concession.
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
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