Catherine McCloskey MA, MBACP, UKRCP

Catherine  McCloskey MA, MBACP, UKRCP

About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with a London practice in the heart of the City (EC1).  Alongside my private practice I work for the NHS, including a specialist eating disorders service in North London, a specialist psychotherapy service in City & Hackney and currently in primary care. My core training is in the psychodynamic approach but I have also trained in Mentalization Based Therapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. I work with individuals from a wide diversity of backgrounds and areas of difficulty including:

Depression; anxiety; eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, non-specific eating problems; body image difficulties; self harm; uncontained anger; low self-esteem; loss of direction in life; bereavement; relationship problems; identity issues; and trauma.

The House on Snow Hill where I have my private practice offers a peaceful and confidential space to explore and develop a deeper understanding of your difficulties and patterns of relating.  I do not offer solutions, but in our work together help you to find your own.  Nor do I promise quick fixes or overnight cures.  Counselling and psychotherapy is a gradual process which can help you gain a deeper understanding of your difficulties and how they have arisen, a greater sense of personal choice and efficacy and an enhanced capacity to relate to yourself and others.

Sessions last fifty minutes and take place at the same time and day of the week.    

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP, and the UKRCP. I adhere to the BACPs code of ethics which stresses the importance of a safe and reliable setting, confidentiality and continual professional development. I also have an MA in Psychology from the University of St Andrews.

My clinical work in the NHS, a non-profit counselling service and private practice has brought me into contact with many different client groups. I have specialised experience and expertise in eating disorders and difficulties and disordered body image.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£80 for an initial consultation
Thereafter from £80 to be decided at the initial consultation and depending on income and personal circumstances

Further information

I am located in Central London in the heart of the City, within walking distance of St Paul's, Chancery Lane and Farringdon underground stations, and opposite City Thameslink.

Maps & Directions

London, EC1A

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people