Cath Carless - Psychotherapist and Counsellor registered with UKCP & BACP
Maidstone Building Mews
72-76 Borough High Street
I am a professionally qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, registered with the professional bodies UKCP and BACP.
I work from an established practice located in a quiet pedestrian mews off Borough High Street.
I am trained to listen and work with you to help you gain a clearer understanding, in some instances a different perspective and in others a less painful acceptance, of the issues which are troubling you.
People come to see me for all sorts of different reasons.
Some not knowing where to start to understand what is making them unhappy, but recognising their present lack in self confidence and too frequent periods feeling alone, anxious and depressed.
Others might have an idea that their past may be contributing to their present day difficulties, perhaps because past traumas have not been worked through and are impacting on current relationships.
In all instances there is a wish to make change and a feeling that this cannot be managed alone.
Therapy can help you to find new ways of thinking and feeling about life's difficulties.
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 through regular weekly meetings I hope to provide the trust needed to enable these painful experiences to be shared.
By identifying underlying issues and learning to recognise your personality traits, we can work together to enable change and gradually improve your sense of well being.
What to do next
You can make contact with me by email or, phone either to find out some more information or, to arrange an initial consultation.
This meeting will enable us both to decide whether we would like to work together. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and able to trust, as in all probability you will be disclosing thoughts and feelings that you have never spoken out loud before.
Should we decide that I can offer something which feels 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.
There is no obligation to return after this initial consultation, you may decide to look elsewhere with a view to finding the person and the type of psychotherapy or, counselling that feels right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Development Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory 2004
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice (Roehampton Univ) 2013
(this qualification is validated by the (BPC) British Psychoanalytic Council and accredited by the (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Advanced Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute) 2016
I am on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the National Register of Psychotherapists of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
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, where I was also employed in the assessment team. These charities offer 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
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I provide weekly appointments on a regular day with a specific time slot.
My fee for the initial 50 minute consultation and for ongoing weekly 50 minute sessions is £55.
I do not impose any notice period should you decide that you do not wish to continue working with me
It can be unnerving contacting a counsellor for the first time. You might be worried about what you should say, or what questions you might be asked.
People approach counsellors and psychotherapists for all sorts of reasons, there is no wrong or, right way of being a client.
Maidstone Building Mews, which is where my practice is located is a quiet, pedestrian, gated mews with an entry system. It is directly off Borough High Street, very 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. Waterloo and Blackfriars are also walkable in 20 minutes.
Many bus routes pass through the area, including the 21, 35, 40, 133 & 343
email: email@example.com 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
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