Cat Bailey

MBACP Dip. Counselling. Specialising in Confidence and Anxiety issues

About me


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 provided 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 today 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

Boundaries 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)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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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From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions run for 50 minutes and are £50 per session in the day time and £55 per session in the evening.

I can offer reduced rates for students studying at diploma level (day time appointments only) £40.

24 hour notice required for cancellatons, less than 24 hours will still be charged.


I can offer evening appointments.

Further information

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.

West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults