Catherine Allen Adv Dip Integrative Counselling, MBACP
**Due to the Coivd-19 pandemic I am currently only seeing clients online via Zoom or by telephone.**
Sometimes we can all feel a bit broken and life can get on top of us. We need to take time to regroup and restore ourselves. It may be that you find yourself in an unhappy relationship or that life has left you feeling worried and down and that you need to show yourself some respect. Maybe work is stressful and you are struggling to sleep because you are replaying the day and wishing for things to be different. Maybe you are finding family and friends placing too much of a burden on you and you’d like to change your interactions with them and have reasonable boundaries and more resilience
I would love to work with you to understand your emotions, how you can put in place boundaries so that you feel in control, respected and that your life has purpose and meaning. I will listen to your story non-judgmentally and sit with you through the feelings that arise. I offer a space where you can try out new ways of being before taking them into your life. As an integrative therapist I have a grounding in different theoretical bases which means I can offer you an approach which is based on the fact that I believe we all have within us the resources we need but sometimes we need a little help to find a different way of being and coping with all that life can throw at us.
I understand that commencing therapy takes courage and I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to see if I am the person you would like to work with. I work face to face and offer both daytime and evening appointments. If you would like to explore things further then please do contact me either via telephone or email. I aim to respond to enquiries within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’ve worked with people in an organisation context for over 15 years and 5 years ago commenced my counselling training journey.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course) and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I regularly attend training events. Recent training has included a focus on Compassion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, hormonal health issues, neuroscience, learning difficulties and bereavement.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session