Catherine Goldsmith BA (Hons), Reg.MBACP, BAPCA
Welcome, I am a professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist offering a friendly, confidential, non-judgemental, safe-space to those wishing to explore and understand their life difficulties. I have 16 years experience working in the field which includes: relationship issues, anxiety, abuse, low self esteem/self confidence, bereavement, depression, addiction, truama, sexuality, anger, illness and disability to name but a few. I work among peaceful surroundings using a face to face approach where no topic is considered unworthy or too small.
In addition, I've worked as Primary Tutor to university students on a BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy degree programme and curently provide Consultancy/Supervisory support for other professional Counsellors/Psychotherapists.
Unfortunately we can all experience times in our lives where the strength of our emotions seems to overwhelm us - feelings such as fear, anger, sadness, confusion, desperation, helplessness and despair can ultimately lead us to feel we're not coping. Counselling/Psychotherapy can be a really useful way to help us make sense of these emotions, along with the root to their presence, thus bringing us fresh understanding and peace.
I appreciate how daunting it can be to search for a Counsellor/Psychotherapist who feels right for you and this simply reflects your need to feel comfortable with your choice. You may find it helpful to arrange an initial session with your chosen therapist where the time can be used to sensitively look at the things that are troubling you. This also provides you with a 'feel for the process' before deciding to embark on further sessions. This is common practice in the world of Counselling/Psychotherapy and can feel very useful.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any queries regarding my qualifications, experience, or practice.
If you wish to discuss making an appointment please use the contact details provided (note the landline does NOT receive texts) - should I be unavailable when you call, please feel free to (slowly and clearly) leave a message containing your name and contact number and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Many thanks for your interest and I look forward to speaking with you soon...
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a full member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by their professional code of ethics.
My qualifications include:
BA (1st class Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy: PCA
Diploma Theory & Practice of Counselling: PCA
Diploma Casework Supervision
Advanced Cert Humanistic Counselling
Cert Couple/Relationship Counselling
Cert Drug & Alcohol Awareness Counselling
Cert Counselling with Groups
Cert Information Advice & Guidance
Registered Nurse (Ret)
Registered Sound Therapist.
Other therapies I have studied include: Gestalt, CBT, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Existential. Sound Therapy.
My experience includes:
Counselling within my own Private Practice.
Counselling both staff and students at Southampton University.
Primary Tutor BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy Middx University/City College.
Supervising the casework of other professional Counsellors/Psychotherapists.
Counselling those caught up in addiction.
Counselling those who have become ill or disabled.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial exploritory session (1 hour) - £50
Subsequent sessions (1 hour) - £50
Couples/Relationships (1-1/2 hours) - £80
Concessions negotiable for students and those experiencing financial difficulty.
I provide Casework Supervision to other professional therapists.
I provide client support for Employee Assistance Programmes.
I provide client support to the Meningitis Trust and Channel 4.
I welcome enquiries from ex-servicemen and women.
I am a full member of BACP and BAPCA.
I hold professional Indemnity Insurance.
Registered Nurse (Ret).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|