Cate Campbell MA, MBACP (Accred), AccCOSRT, EMDR Europe Accredited, MAFT
Offering counselling, coaching, clinical supervision, EMDR and psychosexual therapy, I work with all kinds of relationships, as well as individuals, families and young people. I am an integrative therapist, which means I have a toolbox of skills and techniques from different therapeutic orientations which I can draw on depending on what is needed, combining these as necessary.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is concerned with the here and now, looking at how thoughts, feelings and behaviour affect one another. Systemic Counselling is also about making a difference to the way we live by looking at how individuals behave within groups or systems, such as families or couples. Psychodynamic Counselling takes into account how previous experience may have affected an individual. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy concentrates on identifying what people want to achieve in counselling, helping them to make lasting change by recognising and drawing on their own resources. Coaching focuses on developing specific skills linked to intended outcomes.
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful technique which works like rapid eye movement sleep to help people process distressing memories. It is especially useful in managing the consequences of trauma, distressing life events, phobias, depression and anxiety.
Psychosexual therapy uses CBT to help people overcome their sexual problems.
My practice is collaborative, enabling clients to recognise and make the most of their own skills and abilities.
I'm currently using online encrypted video messaging to protect clients during the Coronoavirus pandemic, so you can still access counselling even if you're self-isolating.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Relate MA in relationship therapy and a postgraduate diploma in psychosexual therapy (both validated by University of Hull) and Relate graduate certificate in couple therapy (University of East London), as well as the Grove Diploma in Clinical Consultancy and Supervision and I am EMDR Europe accredited.
I am author of Relate's Guide to Sex and Intimacy (Vermilion, 2015), Love and Sex in a New Relationship (Routledge, 2018) and Contemporary Sex Therapy (Routledge, 2020). I co-present The Real Sex Education podcast.
I have received extensive further training, including counselling young people and families, online counselling, domestic violence and abuse, sexual abuse, mental health issues, trauma, complex attachment and mentalizing, co-ordinated management of meaning and solution-focused brief therapy.
Ongoing training and continuous professional development is essential to the way I work. In addition to counselling, I am a supervisor, trainer and lecturer in relationship counselling and psychosexual therapy with the Foundation for Counselling and Relationship Studies and am a visiting lecturer at University College London. Previously, I was a lecturer with the Relate Institute (2009-2016) and taught CBT at Amersham & Wycombe College from 2009-2015. I have been a supervisor in private practice since 2011 and also for Relate Mid-Wilts, Relate Cymru, Plymouth and Relate Isle of Man .
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, EMDR Europe and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists; I am a member of the Association for Family Therapy.
I am a recognised provider for Bupa, AXA, Nuffield and Aviva.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Attachment issues, Coaching, Dissociation, Sexual Compulsion
Evening, weekend and daytime sessions in Aylesbury: £70 for up to 60 mins; £100 for up to 90 mins.
E-mail, telephone and online sessions also offered.
I am a recognised provider for Bupa, AXA, Nuffield and Aviva.
Fees reflect the level of ongoing training and supervision I receive.
Concessions offered for
I work to the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), EMDR Europe and the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.
I comply with data protection legislation and maintain the security of all client information. I would not normally share information from or about my clients except in very exceptional circumstances where there was good reason to be concerned about issues of safety, particularly if these related to a vulnerable individual.
As an ethical practitioner, I receive regular supervision in accordance with BACP, AFT and COSRT guidance, where client confidentiality is maintained.
More articles by Cate Campbell
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