Cath Henshall Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP, ACC Accred - Counsellor & EMDR Therapist

About me

Hello and welcome. I'm Cath Henshall and I'm an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist and a Christian trained in the person-centred approach with cognitive behavioural skills - working with adults, couples, children and adolescents.

I am an accepting, knowledgeable and professional counsellor experienced in all these areas including, depression, anxiety, abuse, bereavement/loss/grief, historical sexual abuse, fear, relationship issues, self esteem, stress and trauma.

What happens when you get in touch?

The first time we meet is generally known as an Initial Meeting (for obvious reasons) and it's an opportunity for me to explain what counselling is; I rather like "an intentionally helpful conversation" but, of course, I will go into far more detail so you will have as much information as possible to help you make an informed decision. I will explain what I can safely offer in terms of confidentiality, and it's a time for you to decide whether you can work with me, whether counselling is the right decision and course of action for you to take at this time.

I currently charge £60 per session, £80 per session for couple counselling. Counselling can be in person at The Brightstone Clinic in Sandbach, by Zoom or by telephone.

I hope you find a way through your difficulties and if you choose to contact me I look forward to meeting and supporting you.

Best wishes,

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Three years at the University of Chester gaining a Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate of Attendance Postgraduate Module: Cognitive - Behavioural Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing training to level 3
  • Experience in a GP Practice, delivering counselling within the bounds of the medical model
  • Experience in a local hospice, delivering bereavement and loss counselling to relatives of cancer patients
  • Experience counselling members of the Anglican Church
  • Experience working with adults sexually abused as children
  • Experience working with children, young people, adolescents and young adults from the ages of 7 - 25
  • Experience of working with trauma
  • Experience working with older adults

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£60 per session for individuals
£80 per session for couples

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My first session begins at 9:00 am and my last session begins at 7:30 pm.  Sessions last an hour.

Further information

Car parking and disabled access at premises.

The Brightstone Clinic, Hope Street, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1BA

Type of session

In person