Catherine Havard MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£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.
Weekday during work hours 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: www.arrivabus.co.uk.
My Machynlleth clinic rooms are served by Arriva trains and Arriva buses.