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MBACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

At times, life can be challenging or unpredictable and we might find ourselves unable to discuss our worries or concerns with those who are closest to us. When this happens it can be difficult to reach out and we may find ourselves feeling isolated and overwhelmed. As an experienced BACP registered counsellor I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore and understand yourself and your feelings.

I believe that every person is unique, worthy of acceptance and respect and this is the basis on which I practice. In our sessions, we will talk about any challenges that you may be facing and look at how these may be affecting your ability to lead a fulfilling life. I will walk alongside you in a collaborative exploration of ‘self’ bringing your attention to anything that needs to be healed, reassessed, or let go of, allowing you to increase your self-awareness and become mindful of any negative thought patterns, limiting beliefs, or self-criticism.

Training, qualifications & experience

Catherine is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (378707) and adheres to their Ethical Framework throughout her practice. Catherine follows an integrative model of therapy, combining person-centred, psychodynamic, existential and humanistic principles, centred around client autonomy and exploration of the client’s experience from their perspective. Alongside her private practice, Catherine works as a counsellor for a local charity, her previous experience includes work for the South London Counselling Service and Quaggy Development Trust. Catherine offers long term individual therapy, face to face or online to adults and young people in London, she is currently based in SE3.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£80 for individual in-person therapy, with discounts available for block booking.

Duration: 50 mins

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Current availability

Monday - Wednesday: fully booked

Thursday: Afternoon 

Friday: Afternoon 

Further information

I aim to reply to all enquiries within 24hrs so if you have not received a response, please check your spam/junk folders

Getting here:

Buses: (108, 335, 422, 380, 54, 202)

Tube: North Greenwich – Jubilee line (108, 335, 422, bus from Zone B)

Overground Train Stations: Westcombe Park (12 min walk), Blackheath (54, 202, 380 bus) Greenwich (53, 386, 286 bus)

Accessibility: My location is not fully accessible as my practice is on the second floor. Online sessions are available for anyone who cannot attend therapy face to face.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is not wheelchair accessible as I am on the second floor, but online sessions are available for anyone who cannot attend therapy face to face.

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Catherine Coats

Catherine Coats