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About me

Life can be good.  But it is also messy and painful at times.  We all have moments when we feel low, anxious or, in some other way, overwhelmed.

Whatever is going on for you, talking about it is a good idea. And sometimes, it can also be easier if that conversation is with someone outside your immediate circle. Someone who can focus wholly on you.

My offering is a safe, confidential space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings and to listen to that voice inside you which is often muted, or drowned out in the maelstrom. Doing so can be daunting, but also life-changing.

So take a deep breath. Come and experience therapy with me. Because, in my experience, the best way to make sense of ourselves and our lives is to let that voice be heard.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Metanoia Institute, London, one of the UK’s leading qualifying centres for counsellors and psychotherapists. I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and a BSc Hons in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University.

I regularly attend courses to continue my professional development and my work is fully insured and professionally supervised.

As well as running my private practice, I work with self-referred and GP-referred clients in two charity settings – one in Notting Hill Gate and the other in Ealing.

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are from £60 a session. This fee applies to a 90-minute initial assessment, which  gives you the chance to check whether you feel comfortable and safe with me.  At the same time, I can ensure that I am able to offer you the help you need or, alternatively, signpost you to more specialist support.

Fees for ongoing sessions of 50 minutes are also from £60.

I offer a limited number of concessionary places for students and people on reduced incomes. Please feel free to ask me about these.

Further information

I am a qualified and experienced online counsellor.  During the pandemic, I have moved to offering all sessions online or by phone.  I will resume face-to-face sessions as soon as it is safe to do so.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Catherine Hammett BSc, MBACP

Catherine Hammett BSc, MBACP