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Catharine Douglas MBACP

Edgware, LONDON, HA8

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Have you experienced a bereavement, and don't know how to deal with your grief, or your feelings? Do you have family issues? Are you struggling with anger, and feel its taking over your life? I can help with the following:

  • Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • StressForced Marriage
  • Ostracism - cut off from family or community
  • Divorce
  • Self-Harm
  • Domestic Violence
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Arranged Marriage
  • Bereavement

I can help you if life is feeling too much to manage, or it you find yourself overwhelmed, or consumed with worry and anxiety. I will assist you in gaining an increased level of self-awareness, and self-esteem. A space for thought and reflection, and to work closely to understand your feelings, thought and ideas at a deeper lever, to live a life which is more connected.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP accredited foundation degree in Counselling

BACP accredited diploma in Counselling
BACP accredited Certificate In Counselling
BACP accredited Introduction To Counselling Certificate.
BA (Hons) Communication Studies and Studies in Race & Culture.

I've worked in the charity sector around mental health for the last ten years. I worked with young adults, which gives me an understanding parents and children, giving me valuable experience into the dynamics and issues surrounding young adults.

I have worked with men and women who have experienced domestic violence, self-harm, suicide, arranged marriages, forced marriage, rape and sexual abuse and homelessness

I have worked at a Bereavement Charity with men and women who have been bereaved, either through death, murder or suicide.

Member organisations


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 have a specialism in working with clients of mixed or dual nationality parents, and those in mixed race relationships. I volunteered for over ten years, with a charity called People In Harmony, (www.pih.org.uk) who support those in mixed race and dual nationality relationships, and their children. Volunteering helped me to explore mixed race issues, and to challenge racism and stereotypes.

I have a particular interest in working with whom who have encountered traumatic and life changing experiences such as domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, miscarriage and divorce. Experiencing such trauma's can likely develop into deep emotional and physical shock and stress. These reactions are highly unique, personal and individual. Feeling fear, shock and anxiety are all common reactions to highly traumatic events, which I can help you work through at your own pace.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


£50 per session face to face counselling.
£50 per session skype, or telephone counselling.

Payment made by cash, or BACS.

Concessional rates can apply, depending on circumstances.

Further information

Client testimonials

I started off really reluctant in going for therapy. I was not in denial that I needed it, but more that I did not want to deal with my problems and fears. Catharine, she changed my life. I am so thankful as with her help, I was able to overcome my biggest fears, ones that I had battled with for ongoing years. I started to look forward to my sessions as I used to leave learning so much as well as feeling happier.Throughout our 24 sessions, I suffered from a big shock and was in need of extra emergency sessions which Catharine catered to. She was brilliant and dedicated because if I had ever mentioned a saying of some sort, by a session or two after, she would have had a read on it.Catharine honestly changed my life. There are situations and day to day things that may happen now which I will recite our sessions and can notice how much I have changed...in a good way of course. I honestly recommend seeing Catherine, she is an incredible woman that deserves so much recognition and reward. I will miss our weekly sessions and feel comfortable in going back if need be.

I started seeing Catharine because I needed help. My relationship was breaking down, and I was unable to talk about the pain and depression I was feeling. I gradually opened up to Catharine during the 6 months I saw her. Her warmth made me feel safe and less 'alone', and she helped me to make necessary changes to get better. 6 months later my relationship is strong again, and I feel much more positive and relaxed about the future. I cannot recommend Catharine highly enough, and I would definitely see her again in the future if I need to.

Thank you so much for everything, it really helped me a lot. I'm feeling really good, the sessions really helped.

Thank you so much for your support and help. You have helped my life change in so many positive ways, and helped me become more at peace with myself.

The 10 months I spent in counselling was a great help in my life - not only with the original problem, but in general. I felt really stuck before I started counselling, and these sessions helped me overcome fears that were holding me back. I finally started actively making changes in my life. I was really happy with the way counselling went. It was great to have this time to focus on myself and to have the chance to talk about the things I needed to work on. I grew to understand my phobia better - it might not be gone yet, but thanks to counselling, it is a lot better. I came to accept it. I can't thank you enough Catharine. Your personality and attitude made it possible for me to talk about my problems. The atmosphere you created made me feel safe and I think that is one of the most important things in counselling. The positive affirmations you gave me helped a lot with my self-confidence, so once again, thank you! Thank you for everything. I'm going to miss our sessions :)

I reached out to Catharine in a desperate state. I was frightened and I was lonely. With Catharine's help, I became 'me' again! With her ongoing encouragement and support I became determined to complete my degree. I am in a really happy place, potentially the happiest I've ever been since I started suffering with anxiety and depression all those years ago. I have a degree, a job and a bright future ahead and I am a far cry from the hopeless girl who approached Catharine all those months ago. Catharine has shown me that my future can be as bright as I want it to be and that there is always someone there to pull you out of the darkness. Thank you, thank you, thank you - You're the best


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


Available during the day, and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Catharine Douglas MBACP

Catharine Douglas MBACP