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Catherine Coats MBACP

London, SE3

About me

*Please note, due to Covid-19 all sessions will now be conducted online via Skype.*

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 open-ended, short or long term individual therapy, face to face or online to adults and young people in London, she is currently based in SE3.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Daytime/Evenings: £50 per session (50 mins)

Weekends: £60 per session (50 mins)

Further information

Getting here:

Situated between Blackheath and Greenwich there are excellent transport links with London and Kent.

Buses: 53, 54, 108, 202, 286, 335, 380, 386, 422

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

Overground Train Stations: Westcombe Park (10 min walk), Blackheath (108, 202, 54, 380 bus)

Accessibility:

Please note my location is only accessible by stairs (20) – prams can be left in estate agents downstairs during working hours.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My location is only accessible by stairs (20) – prams can be left downstairs during working hours or alternatively, I offer online sessions via Skype.

Availability

Daytime, Evenings & Weekends

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Catherine Coats MBACP

Catherine Coats MBACP