Cat Allen Psy. BSc (Hons), MBACP Accred.

Cat Allen Psy. BSc (Hons),  MBACP Accred.

West Wickham

07980704978 / 07980704978

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West Wickham

07980704978 / 07980704978

About me

I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor adhering to their Code of Ethics working both in the short and long-term. I work with all issues relating to the human condition.

If you are looking at this site then I guess things have got to a point in your life where you want change. I am an experienced accredited Counsellor and I have worked in a therapeutic setting for the last 12 years. I work in a holistic way, which can include looking at patterns from childhood, events that have taken place and how they may have impacted you. Some patterns may keep presenting themselves in your life. We look at how you have learned to relate to the world, yourself and others. There are a number of ways of working through difficulties and each individual responds to different ways of working. 

I understand that, for some people, the decision to seek a therapist can be a very overwhelming and feel like a difficult task and it is important that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with this can usually become clear through a telephone call or a first meeting. Often, when people seeking counselling support it is due to current external situations or events from childhood that are impacting on their current day life and relationships. Counselling can provide a space where you can explore yourself, your thoughts, your feelings and your behaviours. Having a new awareness around these ways of being enables you to feel a sense of empowerment over your life and allows you to make the changes that you feel necessary to experience a more fulfilled and meaningful existence.

I also specialise in the area of working with survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and sexual violence.

Relationship difficulties/Couples Therapy

I work with couples using a Technique called Imago Therapy further information can be found at recommended reading Getting the Love you Want - Harville Hendrix.. Imago therapy works on the premise of enabling deeper connection and understanding between couples. It is considering what it is in your partner that reminds you of the issues from your childhood that were good and how we seek to recreate as well as a deep yearning of unmet needs that you unconsciously look to your partner to heal and feel let down, angry and disappointed when you realise that they cannot. This can lead to feelings of distance and disconnection, Imago seeks to increase joyful connection which is a state often experienced as the "romantic love" in the early stages of a relationship before the power struggle begins. We often tell ourselves stories about why our partners do or don't say or do the things they do, these stories are based on our own experiences, rather than based in the reality of the other's experience. Through Imago dialogue we are able to make sense of the others' reality which enables empathy and validation of our partner which leads to a more satisfying and healthy conscious partnership.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychology BSc (Hons)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
PG in Supervision
BACP Accredited
Imago Couples Therapy

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma
Sexual Violence

Working with suicide
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Alcohol addiction
Drug addiction
Relationships/couples therapy
Relationship Issues
Relationship to money
Works issues
Difficulties around Intimacy
Psycho sexual related issues
self awareness
Self Harm
Couples Therapy


Individual £40.00 per hour
Couples £65.00 per hour

Further information

Recommended reading list.

For Individuals - Why Love Matters - Sue Gerhardt, John Bradshaw - Healing the Shame that Binds & Homecoming - John Bradshaw,

For couples - The Passionate Marriage - David Schnarch, Getting the Love You Want - Harville Hendrix, Hold me tight Sue Johnson

Maps & Directions

West Wickham, BR4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


evenings and daytime

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available

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