Catherine Bartlett

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Church Stowe, Northamptonshire, NN7
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About me

I trained to be a counsellor because I wanted to help people who were in emotional pain. Not because I thought I could fix them, or solve their problems, but rather so that I could share part of their journey with them, compassionately, giving them a space in which to explore their problems and truths, discover strengths  and ways forward.

Counselling is not always an easy option; it can be difficult, painful and take a person to unexpected places within themselves. It can also be enlightening, transformative and life affirming.

Each person’s journey through emotional difficulty is very different. For some it will mean simply occupying the safe space I offer, a confidential space in which they can safely explore their emotions. Others might need to double back to an earlier part of their journey, where I can help them make sense of what happened before, in order to then move forward again. And, for yet others, the need is for the journey forward to be an end in itself, with a companion to help suggest paths, destinations and the tools they might use to move forward successfully.

Training, qualifications & experience

My first placement was as part of the counselling team at The Hummingbird Centre (a local charity for those affected by cancer), my second was for the  national charity Cruse Bereavement Support (where I still volunteer); I work on a bereavement (keyboard) chat line, and I offer my services through Anxiety UK. I hold an Advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, belong to a professional body and continue to study and expand my expertise - most recently I have taken courses on suicide and self harm, and on counselling on-line. I have also joined a creative counsellors group and am expanding my knowledge of novel and individual approaches.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer bereavement support for those grieving the loss of a pet.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50.00 per 50-minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Some space available 9.30-4.00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Further information

I primarily offer phone and video (Zoom) sessions. I can take on a limited number of face to face clients, and have an outside space that could be used if the weather is fine; I am also happy to discuss 'walk and talk' sessions.

Church Stowe, Northamptonshire, NN7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My office for face to face work is only accessible via a slope and steps. Please also note that, as I work from home, my dog may be snoring in the background.

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Catherine Bartlett
Catherine Bartlett