About me

The modern world can throw us all sorts of challenges and sometimes we all need a bit of extra support. I’ve been a client and know that reaching out for help can be the hardest step. I have experienced the power of counselling and it is one of the reasons why I underwent training- to offer other people what became so life changing for me. Whatever feelings, worries, thoughts you are having, I offer you a safe space to explore them. A place where you will be fully heard.

If you think I could be the right counsellor for you, please get in touch. Once you’ve reached out, we can look at having a chat on the phone so you can sense if I am the right person to support you. If you think I am, we will then schedule our first session to assess where you are at and how I can help. I offer weekly sessions for as long as you need them but we’ll review how things are going throughout our work together.

I offer 50 minute sessions both in person and online/by phone and I work with age 11 onwards. Please do get in touch to see if I am the right counsellor for you. I don’t want anyone to have to suffer in silence.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with clients from ages 11 to 60 and worked with them on a whole range of issues. I offer counselling tailored to the individual. We work at your pace and in the way that works best for you. I aim to build a strong, open, trusting relationship with all clients as that is the best tool for positive change. We work as a team!

I hold the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am currently expanding my knowledge with a course in children and young people’s mental health. I have experience with anxiety and depression in adults and young people.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees do run on a sliding scale from £35. Please don’t let the cost stop you from getting in touch with me. If I can help, I will.

A standard 50 minute session face to face is £45. I offer a cheaper rate of £40 for zoom or telephone sessions and anyone under 16 is charged at £35.

I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone chat to see if we can work together and so you can sense if I am the right counsellor for you.

Further information

I am a counsellor who takes the lead from her clients. You decide what you want to talk about in our sessions and I work with you to find a way through. I want you to feel in charge of your therapeutic journey, to feel accepted without judgement and supported as you work through whatever is troubling you. 

Catalyst Counselling
88 Kent Road
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 3NW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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Carrie McColl

Carrie McColl