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About me

Does life feel overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck? Depressed? Anxious? Lost? Perhaps you are struggling to face each day? Maybe you have feelings of not wanting to be here? Life can throw things at us that we never expected or things that are difficult to recover from. The world can at times seem a very lonely, frightening, and desperate place.

Whatever your circumstances there are times when we all need to find some emotional support to help us recover and I can help with this.

I am a warm and empathic counsellor offering a supportive, non-judgemental, and confidential space for you to focus on the difficulties you are facing. This will be done at a pace which feels right for you, giving you an opportunity to be heard from your own unique perspective. I can help you explore what is important to you, what difficulties you have faced or are facing, what changes you might want to make or what you are having trouble accepting. Working together, we will explore your unique qualities, strengths and difficulties and focus on how you can move forward in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I adhere to their ethical framework and meet their professional standards of work.

I have experience working with adults over the age of 18 with a range of life experiences.

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

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

Fees are £40 for a 50 minute counselling session

Online sessions via zoom are currently available.

An initial telephone consultation is free of charge.

Cheltenham
GL50

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Catherine Hews (FdA, MBACP)

Catherine Hews (FdA, MBACP)