Cathy Pover-Jones UKCP Registered, MBACP (Accred)

Cathy Pover-Jones UKCP Registered, MBACP (Accred)

Forest Green

01306 621390

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Forest Green

01306 621390

About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, with over 15 years experience gained in private practice, NHS Adult Mental Health services, student counselling, employee assistance and staff counselling. My experience also includes teaching counselling students, supervising therapists and working with groups.

The model of counselling I use is Integrative and Psychodynamic. This means my work is based on core Psychodynamic principles and also draws from a wider range of ideas and techniques from other models of therapy. Hopefully, this enables me to work openly, flexibly and creatively with each client, as an individual.

Psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy is an “exploratory” therapy. This means taking time in therapy to explore and understand your feelings, thoughts and experiences, rather than rushing to find solutions or trying to “fix” your behaviour. In therapy, we may explore;

  • the influence of past experiences on our present lives
  • the power of unconscious processes
  • the recurrence or repetition of patterns in relationships
  • defences or the strategies we use to survive
  • the connection between mind and body
  • the relationship between client and therapist

As the client, you will be invited to explore, acknowledge and reflect on your feelings and past experiences, to help make sense of the present. We all carry within ourselves a rich internal landscape of people, places and experiences, which shape how we feel about ourselves and others. Sometimes, what we learn from the past can free us from feelings and expectations in the present which are no longer true for us and which we no longer need.

My practice is based in a peaceful, rural location, between Dorking and Cranleigh in Surrey, with ample car parking. Forest Green is also accessible to those from further afield via local bus services and the A25 and A24 road network.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma In Psychodynamic Supervision - Guild of Psychotherapists 2015
  • Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - North West Institute for Dynamic Psychotherapy (NWIDP) 2009
  • Certificate in Group Psychotherapy - Group Analysis North (GAN) 2003
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - Manchester University 2001
  • BA Hons Degree, English - Durham University 1987

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also a qualified Supervisor and Counselling Trainer.


£50 per counselling hour (50 minutes)
Concessions for unwaged, students and under 21's.

Maps & Directions

Dorking, RH5 5SQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an Integrative Psychodynamic Supervisor, with over 8 years experience supervising qualified and student counsellors and clinical psychologists, both within NHS services and in private practice.

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