Cath Carless - Psychotherapist & Counsellor UKCP, BACP
Its 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.
Feelings such as anxiety, failure, harsh judgement from others, rejection and shame can arise. There may be a link to the past but sometimes we don't know why we are feeling the way we do.
Our relationships with family and friends are not as close as we might like and intimacy is non existent. We feel stuck and alone. Times such as these can lead us to consider therapy.
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
Its 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 period 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 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 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 issues which can affect adults and children/young people with a disabled family member.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I provide weekly appointments on a regular day with a specific time slot.
My fee up until 4pm is £60. After 5pm 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 twice 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.
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.
email: email@example.com mobile: 07855115367.
(Please be aware that my phone is often switched to silent, but I will return your call as soon as I can).
Visit my website at www.cathcarlesspsychotherapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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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.
Types of client