Catherine Goldsmith BA (Hons), Reg.MBACP, BAPCA

Catherine Goldsmith  BA (Hons),  Reg.MBACP, BAPCA

Christchurch
Dorset
BH23

01425 674325 / 07598 864559

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About me

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 within a wide range of topics including: relationship issues, anxiety, abuse, low self esteem/self confidence, bereavement, depression, addiction, truama, sexuality, anger, illness and disability. 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 the primary tutor to university students on a BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy degree programme and also provide Consultancy/Supervisory support for other professional Counsellors/Psychotherapists.

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 and the root to their presence, thus bringing us fresh understanding and peace.

I appreciate how daunting it is 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 Counsellor/Psychotherapist 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 make an appointment please feel free to use the contact details provided. Should I be unavailable when you call, please leave a clear message containing your name and contact number and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you 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 (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy: PCA (1st class)
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.
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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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.

Further information


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

Christchurch, BH23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme