Catherine Irwin-Childs, MBACP (Accred) UKRCP
I am warm, friendly and easy to talk to. I have been working as a counsellor for over a decade and my practice is professional and confidential. I will listen and offer you a warm, caring space, to talk about and explore whatever is causing you unhappiness. I strive to create an environment that is non-judgemental, aiming to understand your predicament through your eyes, regardless of gender, age, sexuality, race or religion.
Counselling can be a successful medium to work through issues such as stress, depression, low self-esteem, fear, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual issues, bereavement, childhood trauma, issues relating to identity and self-image.
Counselling is essentially about creating an honest relationship in a safe and discreet environment. Sessions will involve looking at your current life circumstances and dilemmas and finding ways to manage overwhelming fears and concerns; whilst at the same time exploring new perspectives and finding ways for you to feel more empowered and confident to manage them.
As an Integrative counsellor; I work across various models of counselling in order to tailor therapy to individually fit your needs taking a humanistic approach.
As well as working with adults, I have a great deal of experience working with children and young adults. Combining traditional counselling with more creative therapeutic approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling with Children & Families
BACP Accredited Counsellor
Member of UKRCP
I have been practicing for over a decade, my experience includes working for various organisations as well as building my private practice. These organisations include Open Door Counselling Service, who take GP and self-referred clients. Tasha Foundation who take GP referred clients and the Place2be who place counsellors in schools. I have also worked as a telephone counsellor/case manager for Work Place Options. I have experience of working with clients of differing ages, genders, cultures, religion and sexuality.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fees are £50 per 50 minute indivudual session
£60 per session for couples
£35 per session for students of counselling
I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy.
My practice in Ealing is very close to Pitshanger Lane, West London. It is on the E2 bus route from Ealing Broadway and is within walking distance of Hanger Lane underground. There is plenty of parking outside.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evening sessions available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|