Cathy McAllister. Diploma Integrative Counselling. Diploma CBT MBACP
85 Hanover Street
0151 285 3904 9 - 530 / 07595 905560
In an ideal world, we would have someone to talk to within our family or support network, but sometimes we don't feel that we can because we don't want to hurt their feelings or face their reactions. Counselling fills this gap and is a way to express how you really think and feel in a respectful, warm, safe and non-judgemental environment, with someone who is not emotionally involved.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor which means that I use different models of counselling, inter-twining them and tailoring them to fit your needs. This gives us the opportunity to explore how life is for you, how you feel about it and how you react during certain situations, all with the aim of finding solutions that work for you.
I continue to work with clients over the age of 16, from various backgrounds with a plethora of issues, which include:
Anxiety Stress Bereavement
Depression Health related issues Low Self confidence
Trauma Work related issues Low Self esteem
Relationship issues General counselling Anger management
My commitment to you involves offering you a safe, warm, empathic, non-judgemental, impartial and confidential environment; helping you try and make sense of why you feel the way that you do and developing different options.
I offer a free half hour initial consultation, without obligation, giving us the opportunity to meet and discuss how counselling may help. If you feel, for whatever reason, that you are unable to meet face to face then I also offer counselling via the telephone and by email.
To ensure that I work within your best interests at all times and working to a code of ethics, I am a full member of a governing body called the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I also attend regular training days keeping my skills and knowledge up-to-date so that I can help you in the best way I can.
I also supervise other professionals to promote and encourage good practice, when working with their client work. I help and encourage them to develop professionally and personally, by adhering to their agency policies and procedures, as well as a code of ethics which promotes good practice. Although I am an Integrative Counsellor, I often work with Supervisees who work with different models and together we help establish a learning environment of support and guidance, enabling discussions to help facilitate their clients' needs, whilst they themselves remain safe.
If you are looking for a Supervisor please see my Supervision profile
Training, qualifications & experience
My formal qualifications include:
Diploma Integrative Counselling BACP - Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma Supervision Certificate Mindfulness and Meditation
Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
I have completed further training courses on:-
Self Esteem Assertiveness Mindfulness and Meditation
Eating Disorders Relationships CBT for Depression and Suicide
Advance Care Planning HIV Awareness Sleep Awareness
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Visual Equality Writing As Therapy
Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy for PTSD
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a qualified Supervisor and work with other professionals such as counsellors and support workers, with their client work. Helping and encouraging them to develop professionally and personally, by adhering to their agency policies and procedures, as well as a code of ethics which promotes good practice.
Although I am an Integrative Counsellor, I often work with Supervisee's who work with different models and together we help establish a learning environment, of support and guidance, enabling discussions to help facilitate their clients needs, whilst ensuring that they themselves remain safe.
I offer an initial consultation of 1 hour, giving us the opportunity to meet and discuss how Supervision may help. This is free and without obligation.
My fees thereafter are:
1 hour Supervision: £40
1.5 hour Supervision: £50
These fees are correct as of August 2016
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
Unfortunately I am unable to work with anyone under the age of 16, as a specialised qualification is required.
These are my fees for anyone who is 16 and over
Initial 30 min consultation: Free
Individual face to face: £40 per 50 min session
Couple's counselling: £50 per 50 min session
Telephone: £40 per 50 min session
Email: £40 per email, after initial contact
These fees are correct as of November 2016
I am based near Central Station and there are NCP car parks nearby
The building has full disability access
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday: 1pm - 8pm Appointments can often be made within 7 days of initial contact.
Supervision & training
I am also a qualified Supervisor and work with other professionals such as counsellors and support workers with their client work. Helping and encouraging them to develop professionally and personally, by adhering to their agency policies and procedures, as well as a code of ethics which promotes good practice. .View supervision profile