Benet Catty MBACP reg.
I offer you a space where you can be whoever you are, without being judged or dismissed. No subject is off limits, no feelings unwelcome, and no challenge too big or small to be worth exploring safely and gently.
Across 2,000 sessions of therapy I have helped my clients work through a huge range of emotional, relational, sexual or traumatic material. If we work together, I will help to make sense of what your experiences have meant for you, how they have impacted you, and what you may want to do about them going forward.
To do this I provide a calm, warm environment in which we can gently but purposively seek to facilitate change in some area/s of your life. Part of this often includes noticing how our relationship with each other mirrors or contrasts with your relationships with other people in your life, and how our time together might be a good place to practice a different way of relating.
Whatever you need help with, and however clear or unclear you are about how to make things better, I'm here to support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully-qualified BACP-accredited therapist, having trained for four years at the Minster Centre which is one of the Europe's leading trainings in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. I am currently completing a Masters there.
I have conducted over 2,000 sessions of therapy variously in private practice, a university counselling service, a drama school and a low-cost therapy organisation.
Prior to being a therapist I was a theatre director for twenty years. I am therefore particularly familiar with challenges arising from careers in the arts.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- issues related to the performing arts.
- Sexual dysfunction.
£75.00 per session
Concessions offered for
There are sometimes concessionary places available for those on low-incomes or in therapeutic training.
Current Availability (July '21):
Face to Face: Waiting List only. New face to face slots available from Sept 1st 2021.
Online: Online-only slot available Weds pm.
Prior to my training, I worked in the arts for nearly 20 years. As such I have particular experience working with performers and creative artists and have extensive knowledge of working with issues which arise from this kind of work (for instance body dysmorphia).