Cate Whent. M.A. Dip Couns. Reg. BPC
Most of us find there are times in our lives when we need some help. You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, confused or low about issues in your life and not sure of where to turn. Finding the sort of help that will be right for you can also feel daunting. I offer a low-cost initial consultation where we can explore together what brings you to counselling and whether the sort of counselling I offer is right for you.
I work in a way which is confidential, thoughtful and professional. I am trained in the psychodynamic approach. This is a long established method of helping with a wide range of issues many of which are listed on this profile, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, OCD, relationship issues, bereavement and loss in all its forms.
How Counselling can help:
By coming to a weekly session you give yourself the time and space to think and talk about whatever is troubling you with someone who is trained to listen and support you.
We will work together as you gain insight and understand yourself better. This can help you make new and better choices for yourself and your relationships.
How you can find out if counselling is for you:
If you would like to find out more and would like to talk to me in confidence about how I may be able to help, please call me. Alternatively, send me an email letting me know when it would be convenient for me to call you.
I offer an initial meeting when you can tell me a bit about what brings you to counselling and we can decide whether we would like to work together on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold B.A (Hons) M.A and PGCE qualifications. I have a Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma from Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I am fully insured and hold a current Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
I abide by the Ethical Guidelines set out by the BPC for Good Practice in Counselling and I participate regularly in Ongoing Professional Development.
In addition to private practice, I also work on a voluntary basis for a not for profit counselling organisation.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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
Your initial consultation is £25, thereafter sessions are £40. I also offer some low-cost counselling places.
Concessions offered for
I work in Grateley easily accessed from the A303.