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Cath Carless - Psychotherapist & Counsellor UKCP, BACP

London Bridge SE1 & London WC1B 07855 115367 07855 115367 Registered / Accredited
London Bridge SE1 & London WC1B
07855 115367 07855 115367

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and work on a 1:1 weekly basis with adults from all walks of life, my practice is inclusive.

It is not always our desire nor might we have the strength to think about or discuss painful past experiences immediately following the trauma. It can take years before we are ready and wanting to look at the consequences. Take for example the death of a loved one, a family breakdown or a relationship issue.

Sometimes our life experiences might not seem that bad and it is our own feelings such as failure, inadequacy and rejection which causes anxiety and sadness. There may be a link to the past but sometimes we don't know why we are feeling the way we do.

Times such as these can lead us to consider therapy - in particular when our relationships with family and friends do not seem as close as we might like. It can often feel safer to admit how we are honestly feeling to someone who is remote from the rest of our life.

How can therapy help?

Speaking aloud those thoughts and feelings that have never been voiced before is so much easier with the knowledge that you wont be judged and the dialogue is confidential. Therapy provides a regular space to talk about what ever you want, our focus is you. This rarely happens to the same degree in any other circumstance and it does provide peace of mind.

It helps if you are curious and want to learn more about yourself, to come to understand why you act or, react in a particular way. Therapy provides an experience where these reflections and observations can be held on to and are useful to draw on in other parts of your life.

The Next Step

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.

I offer once weekly sessions and tend to see clients on the same day and at the same time each week. Do give some thought to the time you routinely have available which you could put aside for therapy.

I work from two convenient locations each a 5 minute walk from the underground station, London Bridge or Tottenham Court Road.

My practice on Borough High Street is close to the market situated in a calm pedestrian mews on the ground floor.

My practice in Bloomsbury is just around the corner from the British museum at the top of a townhouse.

If you would like to read more why not visit my website, www.cathcarlesspsychotherapy.co.uk

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


Professional Membership

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.


Experience

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 support my work advising 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

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

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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I provide weekly appointments on a regular day with a specific time slot.

My fee up until 4pm is £60. After 6pm I only work from Bloomsbury where 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.

Further information

I welcome people from all walks of life, my practice is inclusive.

It is normal too 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 your 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.


Contact details:

email: therapy@cathcarless.co.uk      mobile: 07855115367.

(Please be aware that my phone is often switched to silent, but I will return your call as soon as I can).

More information:

Visit my website at www.cathcarlesspsychotherapy

26 Bloomsbury Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1B 3QJ

Maidstone Building Mews
72-76 Borough High Street
London Bridge
SE1 1GD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My London Bridge practice is on the ground floor with one step and a threshold into the building. The toilets would not be accessible for a wheel chair user.

Availability

Presently the earliest therapy slot that I can offer would commence at 11am and the latest would commence at 5pm.

All session last 50 minutes.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Cath Carless - Psychotherapist & Counsellor UKCP, BACP

Cath Carless - Psychotherapist & Counsellor UKCP, BACP

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