Cath Carless -Psychotherapist & counsellor PG Dip, BACP, UKCP accredited
I am a Psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor I work with adults from 18 onwards my practice is inclusive
During Covid times I am only working remotely via zoom, skype or phone.
I have experience of working with people from many different walks of life who have:
low self esteem/ self confidence
loss/ bereavement/ relationship breakdown
How can therapy help?
There is no profile which determines when to seek help from a therapist nor what issues should and should not require therapy. All that is needed is for you to feel that you would like some professional support.
Therapy is a confidential non judgemental practice where the time is yours and the focus is always you. This rarely happens to the same degree in any other circumstance. Voicing your private thoughts and admitting your feelings to someone trained to listen, to validate and to accept the way you see yourself does bring peace of mind.
It is important to find a therapist you trust and with whom you feel a connection. The best way to discover whether the way I work suits your needs is to arrange an initial consultation. To begin simply send an email or leave a voice message and I will come back to you so that we can exchange a few more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory 2004
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice (Roehampton Univ) 2013
Advanced Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute) 2016
Certificate in Psychosexual Studies - Tavistock Relationships 2019
BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
UKCP National Register of Psychotherapists of the UK Council for Psychotherapy
I abide by the code of ethics and practice established by these organisations.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor in the charity sector, with WPF therapy and Sutton Counselling.
I began training as a therapist in 2004 to assist my role supporting parents and carers of disabled children and young adults.
I recognise the strain which caring can bring to a family and the variety of issues which can affect different family members at various stages of their life.
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 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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
I provide weekly appointments on a regular day with a specific time slot.
My fee up until 5pm is £60. From 6pm my fee is £65.
Therapy sessions run for 50 minutes and I charge the same fees detailed above for an initial consultation. It is often advisable to meet on a couple of occasions before we make a decision to work together on an ongoing basis.
If you decide that therapy is not the type of help that suits you I do not ask for any notice period.
Concessions offered for
Daytime and evenings
It is normal to feel a bit nervous reaching out to a complete stranger. You might be worried about what you should say, or what questions you might be asked. You might feel that you are making a fuss about nothing or feel completely overwhelmed and not know where to begin.
People approach counsellors and psychotherapists for all sorts of different reasons, there is no wrong or right way of being a client. Therapy is all about you and what you bring to your therapy slot.
Click here to email me. Mobile: 07855115367.
If you would like to read more about me please visit my website www.cathcarlesspsychotherapy.co.uk or follow the link towards the top of the page in the right hand column.
(Please be aware that my phone is often switched onto silent, but I will return your call as soon as I can).