Cate Hawke Adv Dip Integrative Counselling MBACP
**Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all sessions are currently taking place via the telephone or secure video conferencing (Zoom). I have also increased my capacity for concessionary sessions, please get in touch for further details.
Is your life feeling uncertain, unrecognisable or even unreal? Are you struggling to understand or find meaning in what’s happening to you? Change, even if positive or longed for, can leave us feeling disoriented and unsure. When this change involves a loss - the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, loss of identity or of an imagined future due to illness or change in circumstance, we can feel alone and overwhelmed. Our familiar coping mechanisms no longer seem to work and we can find it difficult to speak to the people around us for fear of upsetting them or being misunderstood.
How I can help
I believe that the collaborative relationship between counsellor and client is fundamental to the counselling process and my aim is to walk alongside you in this unfamiliar landscape. I offer a warm and compassionate space in which we can work together to make sense of these changes. A space for you to talk about your grief, loss and uncertainty, to voice your fears about the future, and to identify and develop the resources that will help you move forward when you are ready.
As an integrative practitioner I draw upon a number of theoretical and relational approaches including attachment theory, humanistic, gestalt and existential. This enables me to work creatively and flexibly, tailoring my approach to the particular needs of each individual.
I understand how daunting finding the right counsellor can be and appreciate the courage it can take to make that first step. Please call or email to arrange a free 15 minute telephone or video consultation during which we can talk a little about what's brought you to counselling and I can explain how I work and answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.
I attend regular supervision and participate in on-going training as part of my professional development. Recent courses include Compassion Focused Therapy, Infant Loss, Neuroscience, and Online and Telephone Counselling.
Before embarking upon my counselling training I had over 20 years experience of supporting children and their families in all areas of their life including bereavement and life limiting health conditions.
As well as my private practice I also work with an East London bereavement service where I see clients experiencing traumatic loss, including death of a child, multiple bereavement, and sudden or unexpected loss through illness and suicide.
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
Initial consultation sessions are charged at £50, subsequent ongoing sessions are £60.
I offer a limited number of lower cost sessions for people on a reduced income - please ask for details.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Fees can be paid by bank transfer or via the Monzo App.