Catherine Coats MBACP
*PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO COVID 19 ALL SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE ONLINE VIA ZOOM*
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 help you 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, helping 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, 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 near Blackheath in SE12.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime/Evenings: £60 per session (50 mins)
I operate a sliding scale for those on a low income.
I aim to reply to all enquiries within 24hrs so if you have not received a response, please check your spam/junk folders
Buses: (54, 108, 178, 202, 380)
Tube: North Greenwich – Jubilee line (108, 335, 422, bus from Zone B)
Overground Train Stations: Lee (2 min walk), Blackheath (54, 202, 261 bus)
Accessibility: My location is on the ground floor, COVID secure and fully accessible. I also offer online sessions for anyone who cannot attend therapy face to face.