Catherine Barton-Sweeney

Catherine Barton-Sweeney

18 Gresham Road

07934 858019

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18 Gresham Road

07934 858019

About me

In times of low mood, anxiety or stress it can help to speak with a supportive professional, in a confidential and safe space. Whatever your reasons for being here and however difficult things might be, making the decision to seek a talking therapy could be the first step towards exploring the solutions you are looking for.

I am an integrative counsellor which means that I have been trained in a range of counselling techniques from which I can chose depending upon your individual needs. I follow a person-centred, humanistic approach to counselling. This means that as your counsellor, I will support you to develop self knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth as you explore your inner conflicts and problems. I believe that you are the best person to know what you need and I use my training to provide a space for you to explore your experiences.

Stress, anxiety and depression are difficult experiences on their own, but they can affect our sleep patterns as well. My clients often report being unable to get to sleep because they can’t “stop thinking”, or they wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep because feelings of stress, anxiety or depression take hold.

In response to the number of clients that told to me that sleep disturbance or insomnia is an additional significant issue for them, as well as integrative counselling, I now also offer evidence-based therapies for relieving these symptoms, for those who require this type of support. Please contact me for further information.

About me

My name is Cathy and I am a qualified Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist. I am registered with the BACP and work within their ethical framework. As an integrative counselling psychotherapist, rather than using one method of counselling I am qualified to draw from several, depending upon my client’s needs. I run a private counselling practice, within a two minutes walk from Brentwood train station and I undertake both long and short term work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness for Insomnia


I charge £45 per session.

Please contact me for further information in regard to concessions and block booking discounts.

Further information

As required by the BACP, I have regular supervision from a qualified registered counselling supervisor. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully insured.
I run a private counselling practice, within a two minutes walk from Brentwood train station and I undertake both short and long term work. My practice has disabled access

Training and Registration

I trained as an integrative counselling psychotherapist at the University of East London. The integrative approach allows counsellors to chose from a range of evidence based counselling techniques that suit individual clients.

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a student member within their Division of Counselling Psychologists.

I am currently training for a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology to widen my knowledge.


I worked as a volunteer trainee counsellor at the Centre for Action against Rape and Abuse (CARA) and at Mind in Brentwood.

I still volunteer as a qualified counsellor at Brentwood Mind.

I worked for fifteen years in the NHS in clinical research management, lecturing and as a research fellow and project manager in patient experience and patient safety. I worked in various NHS organisations including NHS England and several large London teaching hospitals.

Prior to the NHS I was a lecturer in Psychology for sixth form students and undergraduate health and social care students.

Maps & Directions

Brentwood, CM14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am available 8:00am to 9:00pm

Types of client

Older adults
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