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Cath Lowe MBACP

Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5
07951 804969 07951 804969
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5

About me

If you are reading this you may be asking 'Why do I feel like this and can it be different?', 'How can I enjoy my work, study or social life better?', 'Who can I talk to about difficult thoughts or feelings or this distressing issue?'. You may have already taken the courageous decision to seek help through counselling.

I offer a warm listening ear within a professional counselling setting. I can work with you to better understand yourself, your thoughts and feelings and how you relate.  My counselling expertise equips me to understand what is needed for personal change and how to give you confidential professional support.

I currently offer weekly face to face counselling to individuals via video meeting eg. Zoom or on the telephone.  I hope to resume face to face sessions in a convenient location once facilities re-open in the HP5 area.

My approach is Person-Centred. This means that I put you and your concerns at the heart of our work and of all our sessions. I have a good understanding of how we are all affected by past experiences in our work, social and personal lives and by mental health problems. I will apply my knowledge and experience of counselling to support you, help you face difficulties and work with you to feel better.

My aim is to help you gain relief from distress. The method I use is that of helping you better understand yourself and any problems, anxieties and difficult feelings which cause it. I have a wide range of skills and I am interested in helping people reach their full potential.

You can contact me for an initial session free of charge by email via this website or call me, leaving a phone message if necessary which I will reply to within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Person Centred Integrative Counselling Aylesbury College
  • CPCAB Certificate of Counselling Studies Aylesbury College
  • Registered with BACP
  • I have taught Counselling skills at an FE College.
  • I have completed coaching qualifications (Advanced Skills Coaching L2 Accredited) with Vision for Learning and coach adults in an educational setting
  • I have experience counselling adults and young people (11+) across a range of issues.
  • I have completed 'How to do Counselling online, a coronavirus primer' with the Open University
  • OCST One day online workshop- Webcam and Voice only online Counselling

Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am qualified and experienced in coaching for career, academic or work issues.

I offer coaching sessions at the same rates as counselling.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer sessions at £40 for 50 minutes. The initial meeting is free of charge.

I offer online sessions to those on low income for £20 for 50 minutes.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

I have experience of working with people from Traveller communities and have had training with The Traveller Movement and Rombelong and Traveller LGBT Pride.

My counselling room is suitable for wheelchair users. There is ample, free off-street parking and it is centrally located close to Chesham Underground Station.

Chesham
Buckinghamshire
HP5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

I am currently working online via video link or by telephone.

Availability

Tuesday-Thursday evenings from 5pm online.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Cath Lowe MBACP

Cath Lowe MBACP