MBACP | PGDip
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Hello, my name is Catherine and I am a qualified counsellor, and registered member of BACP.
Having worked in the mental health sector for over 10 years I have worked with a variety of different people and experiences. I am trauma informed in my approach, and have experience with a broad variety of issues including anxiety, depression, sex and relationship issues, trauma and sexual abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, self esteem/confidence, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender dysphoria.
I work with you to explore difficult, confusing, or painful feelings and support you through tough situations which are coming up in your life. You can use your therapy as a safe space to slow down and explore different aspects of you and your life, like issues with relationships, feelings of anxiety or depression, why you are feeling unfulfilled, why it feels hard to get your needs met, or why you find it hard to express certain parts of yourself. We look at ways to move forward and help you to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
Every person is different, every experience is different, and they are all valid. I welcome you to bring to therapy whatever it is you need to bring.
It’s also important to my therapy practice to acknowledge that your current and past experience is shaped by wider social and cultural experiences, whether that is the impact of Covid or issues of identity or oppression.
Specialism - relationship issues
Aswell as being a counsellor, I work for a charity for young people supporting sex and relationship education, and I have extensive experience and a particular interest in working with you and your relationships; maybe you have come out of an abusive relationship and are struggling to find yourself again, maybe the thought of being in a relationship is scary, or maybe you are feeling let down in your friendships and struggling to get your needs met. Perhaps you have just been through a breakup and need some space to process some painful feelings.
Whatever is going on for you, we will work through it together.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working with a Private Practice for the last two years, and have worked with a range of clients experiencing a range of different types of issues. I currently work for a charity with young people affected by sexual exploitation, and I have previously worked with college and university students supporting their mental health and wellbeing, I have volunteered with Survivor's Network, a local charity for those who have experienced sexual violence, and have extensive experience supporting people with ASD and related difficulties.
- PGDip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
- MA Gender Studies - University of Sussex
- BSc Psychology - University of Sussex
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
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
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session
£40 for low income sessions
Introductory session is £35 face to face. It's important you find a therapist who is right for you, so our first session will be to meet, hear a bit more about you, and for you to decide whether you want to continue with me. There is no pressure to commit, and you don't need to decide straight away.
When I work
My practice is allied with and welcoming of all genders, the LGBTQ+ community, non-monogamous relationships and sex workers.