Catherine Burbridge MSc Registered MBACP
I am philosophically connected to the Person Centred way of Therapy. I will work with you in a warm, caring and deeply empathic way. Focusing on you as an individual whose therapy should be as unique as your journey through life.
I will not judge, diagnose or offer you advice. Instead I will help you work towards finding your own answers and self healing. You are your own best expert and given the right conditions and time, you can become more resourceful and content with being you.
There are many reasons why a person may seek counselling. Perhaps you've been aware for some time of not feeling "right". Your life may feel out of control, influenced by external events, situations or relationships which cause you pain, anxiety or depression.
Time and space for yourself may be impossible to find, leaving a sense of sadness or powerlessness. A specific event, accident or bereavement may have left you reeling in shock, traumatised or feeling powerful grief. You may be aware of problem behaviours and feelings which you would like to change but don't know what to do about it. Contemplating, taking action, recovering are all issues you may need some help with.
Although this list is by no means complete, I frequently work with issues such as anxiety, abuse, addiction, bullying, bereavement, change, depression, domestic violence, fear, gambling, identity, isolation, mental health, postnatal depression, post detox/rehabilitation, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sexuality, self worth, self esteem, suicide, suicidal thoughts, stress, trauma, violence, work related issues. I also specialise in working with people experiencing problems with alcohol or other substance misuse
I offer individual counselling for adults and young adults. I am an independent self employed counsellor working in private practice under the name of My Therapy Partnership. My rooms are at The Hope Street Centre in Sandbach and at The Affinity Centre in Wilmslow on Water Lane. I receive enquiries from a wide area including Greater Manchester, Merseyside and South Cheshire. Please contact me by phone, text or email if you wish to know more about what I can offer. You can also visit my website at www.mytherapypartnership.co.uk or contact me via my Facebook page My Therapy Partnership @mtp.counselling
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I am bound by their ethical policy and procedures. My name appears on the Accredited Voluntary Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am also a fully insured practitioner.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications;
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, professional training (BACP Accredited course)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
I have 8 years experience working within the voluntary sector, providing listening and emotional support to Women and their families who were experiencing post natal illness and depression. I also work as a private counsellor for several charities, private healthcare organisations and EAP’s
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in Post Natal Depression and Perinatal Illness, including supporting parents contemplating pregnancy after this illness.
I offer counselling for alcohol addiction, alcohol misuse and problematic recreational drug use. I also offer support for people considering entering treatment for alcohol problems and those in recovery and maintenance stages of addiction
My fees are: Individuals £55 (1hour)
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.