Cath Price

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Reading, Berkshire, RG1
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About me

Hi I'm Cath, and I offer counselling in Reading and online to people aged 18+. 

I know that it takes a lot of courage to make the initial step to talk to someone, I offer empathy, warmth and sensitivity to make that step as comfortable as possible.
Life can feel like a struggle sometimes - we may not know exactly how we feel, or have many conflicting feelings we may feel confused and overwhelmed or sometimes just numb. We may not always want to share our deepest, most painful, private feelings and thoughts with friends and family. 

Over the years I have counselled people who have been through domestic violence and abuse, sexual abuse and trauma, working sensitively with these issues at people's own pace. I've also counselled people with relationship breakdown, ADHD, low self-esteem, low mood, bereavement, grief, loss, low self confidence, family issues, bullying, negative thinking, anxiety, depression and stress (including work stress).

I'm warm and empathic helping you to feel safe to explore your issues, thoughts and feelings at your pace. I won't advise or tell you what to do - believing you hold your solutions and together we can explore your feelings and thoughts, enabling you to feel better and to find a way forward.

Practice description 

I am a BACP registered Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, I work  'integratively' by combining Person-Centred and Psychodynamic therapy and other approaches to best suit each person's needs. 

I am led by you and we will explore what you want to each time we meet, sometimes it can help to look back at what has happened in your past, and past relationships to help understand the present and the future that you would like. 

I offer face to face counselling from a comfortable and tranquil centre in Reading town centre, close to parking and good public transport links. I can also offer online counselling sessions either via Zoom or Google Meet. 

I can offer long term or short term counselling, you decide what is best for you and when you would like to end sessions.

Initial free first session

I offer a free 20 minute consultation session either online or over the phone - whatever works best for you.

This gives us time to get to know each other a little, to explore a little about how you've been feeling and the situation you are in, and what you may want from our sessions.

It's a chance to ask any questions that you may have about what sessions will be like, especially if counselling is new to you. 

Most importantly you can decide if you fee comfortable talking with me. If you do decide to go ahead, we can agree on a time and day that suits you to meet for our sessions -  we can also mix and match face to face or online to suit you.

Please do get in touch - If you have questions, or want to talk about what is on your mind just call me on 07938 098 414 to book or email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Training

  • Registered member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies Certificate
  • CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
  • I have completed Open University Online Counselling training (BACP approved) so I can work safely and effectively online and on the telephone 
  • Trauma Model to support survivors of sexual abuse
  • I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider with MHFA England.

Experience

I work with young people (18+) and adults who are experiencing a variety of issues in private practice.

I am a counsellor at a local charity with people aged 18+ with a variety of issues and experiences.

I have also been a counsellor at a local charity offering services to survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

I have worked for a variety of charities in my career, including supporting women experiencing domestic violence for Women's Aid, supporting young people in the care system and homeless single people with a variety of support needs including substance misuse, physical health, mental health and offending.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free initial 20 minute session which can be either by telephone or online to best suit you.

I offer cheaper rates for trainee counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for face to face, online or telephone counselling

I have spaces for sessions between 9am and 8pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - Wednesdays I offer times between 3pm and 8pm.

Further information

I work from a quiet room in central Reading, close to parking and a few minutes walk from the train station and close to other public transport.

I can also offer telephone and online counselling or a blend that works for you.

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

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I offer online and telephone counselling as well as face to face

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp
Zoom
Microsoft Teams