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(MBACP Reg) Advanced Diploma in Counselling.

About me

Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need some help? Would you like to improve your personal and professional relationships? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgement?

Hello. I’m Catherine and I run a private practice in South Bristol, where I offer space to talk - I will listen to your story with kindness and in total confidence.  I also offer counselling online throughout the UK and abroad.

I am an experienced person-centred and focusing-oriented counsellor which means that I am specially trained to help my clients listen to themselves at a deep, bodily felt level.  I totally believe that if we can tune in together to your inner self, then we can trust that you will know the way forward.

I’m passionate about my work as well as the long term benefits of 'talking therapies' and am committed to making a difference to my clients' lives.

My counselling experience is diverse and includes:-

- Relationship Issues
- Neurodiversity 
- Anxiety & Depression
- Panic attacks
- Bereavement Counselling
- Work Stress
- Life transitions
- Low Self-esteem
- Abuse, emotional neglect
- Personal Development
- General Counselling

I'm professionally qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am governed by their professional Code of Practice and Ethical Framework. I also have further training in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy and coherence therapy. Both these methods involve addressing change in an experiential way, often referred to as 'beyond the talking cure'.

I'm a firm believer in working with the whole 'person' and not the 'label' and this lays the foundation for the way I work. My counselling sessions don't involve you lying on a couch, looking at ink blots or me analysing your childhood! I'm a thoroughly modern practitioner and am dedicated to providing counselling in a straightforward, contemporary and relaxed setting.

If you would like an informal chat  then pick up the phone or drop me an email or text and we can talk about how I can help you. I promise you listening ears and total confidentiality!

Training, qualifications & experience

Coherence Therapy (in training 2022)
Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy (in training 2021 - 2023)
Certificate: Understanding Autism, Making your Practice Autism Friendly 
Certificate as Focusing Practitioner
Advanced Diploma in Counselling, BACP accredited, level 5 (adults 18+)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Focusing 
MBACP Registered Counsellor number 00948456
Enhanced DBS Certificate
Cruse Bereavement Care ABC Foundation Course (2018)

BA (HONS) English Literature

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Online  Counselling

I use secure end-to-end encrypted video conferencing via Zoom. I can also offer counselling via Microsoft teams if this is preferred. I work with clients not just in the UK but also abroad.

Phone counselling

I am specially trained in phone counselling which can be really effective, offering a kind of direct intimacy that comes from my skills in deep listening. 

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per session of counselling

£45 per session of Focusing

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have availability on Wednesdays during the daytime before 3pm.

Further information

Where I work

Your counselling sessions will take place at The Practice Rooms on North Street in South Bristol. The Practice Rooms offer a homely, contemporary and stylish environment which reflects my way of working ie. a relaxed home from home. You can view all the rooms here:

All the rooms are large enough to allow for 2m social distancing. For more information about the way I work and what to expect, visit my website:

Parking for in-person

If you come to in-person sessions, there is free parking in the local supermarket carpark which is just six minutes walk away.

226A North Street, Southville, Bristol, Avon, BS3 1JD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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The Practice Rooms on North Street where I run my practice are not wheelchair accessible.

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