Cathy Bailey MBACP, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
This time of year can feel tough. The nights are drawing in and energy levels can start to lower.
Make space for yourself and whatever is going on for you right now.
I am a warm, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, with over 10 years counselling experience. who will blend humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic theories into our work.
Tel: 07806 560571
What will the sessions involve?
We will first agree the work we will do together. The sessions will give you space to talk about what is happening and, if you want to, we can develop strategies to help make improvements. I will listen to you actively, keeping an open-mind. I will challenge you gently, helping us both understand what is going on. We may look at cycles of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are no longer useful or help you change unwanted reoccurring patterns in relationships.
Sometimes people know exactly what they want from counselling and the counselling can provide support as we can work together towards this.
Sometimes people are not sure what is happening, and our first task might be to make sense of the situation or feelings that are happening.
How much does it cost?
£50 per session or £275 for a block of six sessions. You may pay by cash, cheque at each session, or by credit card or Paypal in advance of the session.
How many sessions?
One of the benefits of private therapy is that we can be flexible to your needs. Sometimes people may just want one or two sessions. Often six sessions will be of benefit for short-term work and we can have sessions on a long-term basis if you would like to work at deeper level or would like on-going support. We can discuss what you want from counselling and end when desired.
Is this for you?
Coming to counselling feel like a big decision, but is a positive step towards change. Sometimes people are unsure whether counselling is right for them and I will welcome enquiries by phone or email if you'd like to discuss how working together will be beneficial for you before arranging your first session.
Types of issue
I have particular experience in helping people with mental health and wellbeing, in particular, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, trauma and panic attacks. I also have a great deal of experience with workplace issues.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their code of ethics.
Tel: 07806 560751
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my counselling training in 2004, I had counselling after a major life event and I learnt how helpful it can be. Before working as a counsellor, I worked in both the public sector and industry, experiencing a variety of workplace environments and pressures, which has led to a particular interest in workplace issues.
I have been working as a counsellor since 2007 in a variety of settings. I established my private practice in 2009. As well as working privately, I have worked as a counsellor for EAPs, within the voluntary sector for Cruse Bereavement Care and with both staff and students at Cardiff University. I have also worked as a Samaritan.
I now specialise in helping people reduce their levels of stress and increase their wellbeing.
Main counselling qualifications and training
- Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative pathway - CBT, psychodynamic and humanistic theories (University of Wales, Newport, BACP accredited course - Level 7).
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Wales, Newport, BACP accredited course - Level 5).
- Bereavement training with Cruse.
- Solution focussed therapy
- NLP Practitioner.
- Mental Health First Aid Instructor
- Mindfulness (as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn).
- Qualified Yoga teacher (RYT200) - from this I may use breathing awareness and relaxation practices in our work if you are interested.
- Other courses and interests such as Transactional Analysis (TA), menstrual health, creative therapies, dream workshops, visualisation, image work etc.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fees £50 per session or £275 for a block of six sessions (unless we have worked together before, I recommend that you book an individual session first).
Discounts are available for students and people receiving benefits.
In our first session, we can discuss how working together would be helpful to you. We will then make sure we review our ongoing work to ensure you are continuing to benefit.
My office is located in 35 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3RL, which is not far from Cardiff Queen Street Station and just over the road from the Museum.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently offering a limited number of sessions. Contact me to arrange a session.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|