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Therapeutic Counselling Diploma. Bereavement/Loss Counsellor

About me

Hi, I’m Catherine, a very warm welcome. I’m a person centred counsellor, which means that I believe it is yourself that knows what you need. What do you need? 

Do you need to express what’s happening for you? Do you need some help and support to manage your thoughts and feelings? Do you need to explore feeling angry? Or feeling sad? Or feeling lonely? Or are you left with “what if’s?” and “if only’s?”.  Do you need to seek a way through and forward? Do you need to revisit the past to seek a way into the future. 

My aim is to offer you a therapeutic relationship, where you can explore what you need, your thoughts and feelings, and a way through and forward, at a pace that is supportive, and compassionate. 

I offer a non judgmental environment, that is free from evaluation. 


Thank you for being here, I see and understand the courage it takes to begin or to continue therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling journey began through my own personal life events, counselling training, and my own personal therapy. I became increasingly intrigued by the counselling process the more I developed. I studied for over 4 years, and now have a level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling.

I have experience of working within a medium secure mental health hospital, where I witnessed a different approach to person centred. Through experiencing different approach’s I gained a sense of my own way of being. I aim to offer a relational approach, through a compassionate connection. 

I have previously trained and volunteered with Samaritans, and Cruse Bereavement Support. 


My specialty is grief and loss, which includes the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, loss of a relationship not experienced, the loss of a job, loss of a home, the loss of physical and/or mental health, multiple losses and any loss.

I also work with relationship issues, family relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, other life events, and transitions.

If you have found other services/systems to be not for you, we can explore your needs together. 

Whatever you're facing, I will do my very best to help and support you, so that you don’t have to face things alone.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are £40 for a 60 minute session. Payable by bank transfer shortly before the session. 

I offer a reduced fee for those with a low income, those on benefits, and trainee counsellors. Please contact for further information. 

I offer a free 15 minute telephone call, or online video call which is an opportunity to check if we are a good fit for you, and for you to ask any questions you may have.

When I work

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Further information

I’m happy to offer time during the sessions to share treasured photos of your loved love, or to share a song, or poem, that resonates with you. I also offer self-compassion meditations to increase feelings of self acceptance and happiness, and to reduce stress and anxiety.

I also have an interest in movement, such as walking, dancing, and grief and loss yoga.

I have a website, for further information, please free feel to browse. The link to my website is at the top of this profile. 

I also have a Facebook page, where you can gain a sense of myself, and to see if you feel we may connect within a therapeutic relationship. The link to my Facebook page, can be found on the social links at the bottom of this profile. 

Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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