Catherine D'Arcy-Saunders MBacp (Accred) UKRCP, BABCP

Catherine D'Arcy-Saunders MBacp (Accred) UKRCP, BABCP

5 Pelham Crescent
The Park

Pelham Rd

07939 380809

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About me

Finding a therapist who fits your exact needs when you are experiencing distress, can be extremely overwhelming. I am a calm, experienced, accredited professional with a vast amount of mental health knowledge and skill with the benefit of up to date qualifications and training as both an Accredited Person Centred Counsellor and as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

I can offer you a confidential, safe, supportive space in which to explore your difficulties and help you work out a manageable way forward. I have worked extensively with clients from a range of professional and personal backgrounds and can tailor make therapy to suit your needs depending on the problem area plus I aim to offer you a first appointment within a week of you making contact. I would need to speak with you over the phone to ensure I am the

I am unable to work with you if you are actively suicidal, actively self harming or have long term drug or alcohol dependencies. This requires specialist support services. It is recommended that you are free of substances for at least 12 weeks before attending  psychotherapy for it be beneficial. If you do need Emergency mental health support please contact your GP, 111 or go directly to a Hospital with an A & E Department.

I do not currently work with clients under 18.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced BACP, UKRCP, Accredited Counsellor and currently work for the NHS as a  CBT Therapist. I have worked as a Counsellor and Trainer for a Bereavement Charity and before relocating to Nottingham was involved in a Private Counselling and Supervision Practice in Staffordshire for 8 years.

I can help you with a range of problem areas including depression, anxiety, trauma, panic, relationship issues etc and have worked extensively with couples and individuals in both short and long term therapy.

Previously I have trained and worked in Education as a Senior Lecturer and Team Leader teaching on Access to Higher Education and A Level courses. I have also worked extensively as a Careers Adviser in schools and colleges and with older people facing redundancy or retirement from work.

I am trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming  (INLPTA), Personal Performance Coaching (The Coaching Academy) and Level 3 Personal Fitness Training (CHQ).

I have completed post graduate training at the following universities:

The University of Nottingham: Post Grad Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2017/19- Merit

The University of Nottingham:  IAPT Counselling for Depression Training 2016 Pass

The University of Bristol: 4 modules of a Doctorate in Education in Narrative Inquiry  -Post Grad Cert in Research Methods - 2011 Pass

The University of York: Post Grad Diploma IAPT Low Intensity Interventions for Psychological Well Being Practitioners 2009 - Pass

The University of Keele: MSc Counselling Psychology  2007/9- Distinction

The University of Keele: Post Grad Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - Pass

Nottingham Trent University Post Grad Cert PGCE - 2001 Pass

Nottingham Trent University Post Grad Dip Careers Guidance and Counselling  - 1985 Pass


Clinical Supervisor Training: Manchester School of Psychotherapy 2012

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship counselling for couples.


  • £50 Per 50 minute session minutes for individuals
  • £60 per 50 minutes for couples
  • Health Care Providers costs to be confirmed on application
  • Student Counsellors needing counselling hours £45 per 50 minute session

Cash or cheque payment due on day of appointment.

Block bookings available with full pre payment

48 Hrs Notice required or full fee may be chargeable

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG7 1AR
Nottingham, NG5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Please call to discuss availability

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme