Catherine Flynn

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

she/her
Specialising in ADHD, Autism, AuDHD & life changes.
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Bristol, Avon, BS3
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

SPECIALISING IN NEURODIVERSITY
Are you wondering about whether you are autistic, ADHD or AuDHD, or are considering it in a family member? I specialise in supporting clients exploring this aspect of their identity. I have lived experience of neurodivergence and am well equipped to help you explore this further.

I can help you:

- identify your unique neurodivergent characteristics

- ​Learn to work with your wonderful mind​

- Liberate yourself from self-judgment and shame

- ​Trust yourself & shape a life that fits your neurotype

- Support pre & post assessment in a number of ways​

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.

In addition to specialising in neurodiversity, I also work with:  Relationship issues,  anxiety, bereavement, work stress, life transitions,  low self-esteem,  abuse, emotional neglect, personal development, chronic illness, PMS/PMDD/menopause, trauma, dreams & nightmares, panic attacks & religious/spiritual exploration.

I am trained in a range of trauma treatments including EMDR, Rewind & Flash.

Get in touch!

If you would like an informal chat to find out if how I work will fit for you, then pick up the phone or drop me an email or text and we can talk about how I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

EMDR Part One (2024)
ADHD and Neurodiversity Interventions for Women: Strength-Based Skills To Use in Your Clinical Practice (2024)
Flash technique for CPTSD/trauma (2023)
Rewind Technique (2022)
Coherence Therapy (2022)
Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy (2023)
Working with Dreams & Nightmares (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
MBACP Registered Accredited Counsellor number 00948456
Enhanced DBS Certificate
Cruse Bereavement Care ABC Foundation Course (2018)
BA (HONS) English Literature 1st Class

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP
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

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.

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. 

Photos & videos

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£70 per session of counselling

£30 introductory counselling session 30 - 50 minutes

Fee for insurance companies will vary. Please enquire.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Where I work

Your counselling sessions will take place at a dedicated counselling room space set up in my garden in South Bristol. It is a homely, creative  environment which reflects my way of working ie. a relaxed home from home. 

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. If you are running late or if walking a short distance is difficult, you can park in front of my drive.

Southville, Bristol, Avon, BS3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

My counselling room is on a private street with side access. The pathway is pebbles and so is not wheelchair accessible..

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Catherine Flynn
Catherine Flynn