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Catherine Bartlett

Church Stowe, Northamptonshire, NN7
07960 289377 07960 289377

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

As well as running a private practice, I am one of the counselling team at The Hummingbird Centre (a local charity for those affected by cancer), I volunteer for the national charity Cruse Bereavement Care, and  I offer my services through Anxiety UK. I hold an Advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, belong to two professional bodies and continue to study and expand my expertise - most recently I have taken courses on suicide and self harm, and on counselling on-line.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

£42.00 per 50-minute session

Further information

Due to the current pandemic restrictions I am primarily offering phone and video (Zoom) sessions. I have an outside space that could be used if the weather is fine, and am happy to discuss 'walk and talk' sessions as virus restrictions allow.

Church Stowe
Northamptonshire
NN7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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 Unspecified

Availability

Some space on Mondays and Wednesdays 9.00-5.00

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Catherine Bartlett

Catherine Bartlett