Cat Bailey MBACP Dip. Counselling
Hi there, my name is Cat. Thank you for taking a look at my profile.
For the times in life when things get tough, a straight forward and friendly listening ear can be really beneficial. When it’s not always possible to chat to a friend or loved one about personal issues; this is where counselling can be really helpful.
Using a warm and down to earth style my sessions will use techniques to help discover the underlying symptoms, using a non direct approach. This will allow us to explore any issues you have, develop ways to overcome them, and move forward positively at a pace that feels right for you.
As a fully qualified counsellor I can offer help if you suffer emotionally from problems with low self esteem, relationships, work related stress, abuse, debts, child related issues, abandonment, drug abuse and addiction, amongst many others.
I have extensive experience in the mental health field having delivered counselling sessions at The Together Women Project, and Leeds Mind where I also provide one to one mental health support in the community.
I adhere to the strict code of ethics laid out by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, so when attending a session you can be safe in the knowledge there will be no judgment, and our discussions are kept confidential.
Call me for an informal chat to see if my approach may benefit you, as I can offer sessions on a long or short term basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Practitioner in Hypnotherapy (Diploma)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Online Academies)
Introduction to Counselling
Mental Health Awareness Training
Maastricht Training - Hearing Voices
SafeTALK - talking about suicide in an open and safe way
A Life Worth Living - Suicide Prevention training
Womens Aid - Working with families affected by domestic abuse
Bereaved by suicide training
One to one counselling at Leeds Mind
One to one counselling at Together Women Project, Bradford
Community Mental Health Support roles at Leeds Mind (Housing and Wellbeing services)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience working with issues of abuse, rape and domestic violence as well as with a wide array of housing issues and social isolation.
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Sessions run for 50 minutes and are £40 per session in the day time and £45 per session in the evening.
I can offer reduced rates for students studying at diploma level
24 hour notice required for cancellatons, less than 24 hours will still be charged.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their code of ethics.
I am fully DBS checked.
I like to offer a human approach meaning that I am down to earth and friendly.
Please note, my counselling room is on the first floor and unfortunately does not have disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer evening and weekend appointments
Types of client