Catherine House BSc MBACP (Accred)
I have extensive experience of working with a range of issues and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I appreciate that entering counselling can sometimes feel daunting so I do not charge for an initial session to give you the opportunity to discover whether you feel we might be a good fit before you commit. My comfortable discreet therapy rooms are close to Farnham Station and have ample parking. I am able to offer early morning pre commute and some evening appointments to fit around your needs, alongside general daytime hours.
I offer long-term, short-term and brief counselling based upon the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship so that you can feel comfortable to share whatever you would like without fear or judgement. Past clients have described me as warm and accepting and I believe that that is key to creating an empathic space to support you to move forward towards your goal.
Whatever the reason you are considering counselling currently I offer a safe, containing space through which you can identify what you need, or want. Whether this is exploring a life challenge, a desire for personal growth, working out what matters to you and identifying options that could help you to achieve that, I work in a way that helps to facilitate your journey, not set your path.
I aim to provide an inclusive environment and remain flexible in my approach to offer as a truly responsive service. I have experience of working with diverse backgrounds and age groups.
If you have any questions or would simply like more information please feel free to contact me by phone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Reflective Therapeutic Practice - 1st class honours
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Alongside my core training, I have undertaken extensive continuing professional development including but not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice, Counselling with ASD clients. Additionally, I have experience of working with siblings of disabled adults and children.
I have experience of working in general private practice, higher and further education and youth counselling services.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour
I do not charge for an initial session.