Catherine Havard MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg.

Catherine Havard MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg.


Covent House Natural Health Centre
27a Heol Maengwyn
SY20 8EB


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About me

I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience working in the South Gwynedd and North Powys area. I offer a safe, supportive and if required, challenging space for you to explore past or present issues which might be troubling you. I work with a wide range of difficulties including bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, abuse and trauma. I work with individuals and couples.

I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists and other related professionals.

About Me:

I have  over 20 years of experience of providing psychological therapies both within the NHS and in a private practice and am both an accredited counsellor and a registered Gestalt Psychotherapist.

I have two clinic rooms in:
Llanegryn: My clinic room here is in a quiet and private rural setting with parking and on a bus route.
Machynlleth: My clinic room here is in the centre of a small market town which is served both by buses and a train service. There is not the availability for disabled access at this clinic.

My Approach:

Gestalt is a relational therapy and provides an opportunity to increase awareness of yourself and your relationships. I work with the belief that you know how to support yourself and how to solve your own problems, but sometimes you may get stuck in an unhelpful pattern and need someone else to help you to get out of it.

Put Simply

• We will look at you and your environment together
• We will look at how you behave in your environment
• We will work on developing choices in this behaviour

Because Gestalt psychotherapy pays particular attention to relationships it is an ideal model to work with couples. In couples work I will support and challenge you both to talk and listen to each other and explore how each of you have a part to play in creating the difficulties you are facing.


I work with a relational integrative model of supervision where my focus is on the interpersonal relationships between myself and the supervisee, the supervisee and the client, the client and their world and myself and the client. I hold to the importance of a contactful relationship with my supervisees and believe in doing this I can support them to engage in and sustain a deeper contactful relationship with their clients. It is through this relationship that I can then offer a space for open and honest reflection of practice, a learning experience and a support to ensure safe and ethical practice and adherence to the supervisee's code of ethics.

Please look at my web site for more information about me or contact me to discuss your needs further or to arrange an initial meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered in Gestalt Psychotherapy

UKCP registered Supervisor.

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy

Diploma in Relational Supervision

Advanced Post Grad. Diploma in Counselling

Certificate in Couples Therapy

I have over 20 years of experience of providing psychological therapies both within the NHS and in a private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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£50 per (50 minute) hour for individuals

£60 per (60 minute) hour for couples. (A "couple" is any relationship between two people)

£55 per hour for supervision and concessions of £50 per hour for trainee supervisees.

Further information

Day time and some evening appointments available.

My Llanegryn clinic rooms are on the Arriva No.28 bus service which runs approximately evey two hours. The timetable can be accessed from the Arriva bus web site:

My Machynlleth clinic rooms are served by Arriva trains and Arriva buses.

Maps & Directions

Tywyn, LL36
Machynlleth, SY20 8EB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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