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About me

I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor working in Richmond. My experience is varied, and I have spent the last decade assisting clients with differing events in their life ranging from crisis, to a general feeling that something does not quite fit.

I am here to help you understand your own story. I offer a confidential non-judgemental space for us to explore your needs.

I do understand this can be a difficult process, as we often stop ourselves getting the support we require, but you have taken the first step by coming here.

My training is Integrative which means I can fit my approach to suit your needs. The approaches I utilise in the work are Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) & solution focused brief therapy. Being flexible with my approach allows me to consider you in a way which is bespoke and suited to your goals for our time together.

I consider an ethical approach, alongside professionalism and confidentiality to be an essential building block of our Counselling sessions together; from there I offer a warm and non judgemental space for you to offload, and freedom to explore your needs and inner thoughts.

I feel that our relationship is important and I will endeavour to create the right conditions for you, so that you can trust me and the counselling process.

I do not offer advice as a Counsellor and strongly believe that aiding you in a better understanding of yourself is where your answer lies.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed a BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Integrative Counselling, I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP); meaning that I strictly adhere to their ethical guidelines, and am governed by their regulations- they are Accredited by the Department of Health.

I am fully committed to the Counselling process, from my personal and professional experience; it can bring about change. It can be transformational as well as support us through life’s challenges. I strongly believe that we all hold the ability for change within us, and the right support can allow this to emerge.

I have worked in the private and public sector, in the NHS within acute mental health and medical settings; such as the Maudsley and Kings College Hospital, and for charities such as Place2Be and Kids Company. I have been a manager of Counsellors in the Corporate sector and therefore understand the pressures that people can experience in their working life. I have also worked within Schools and Universities as a Counsellor.

I am rigorous about evaluating my practice and keeping up-to-date with research and developments within my profession, for instance have completed a Critical Incident Debriefing training and further training in Attachment theory. I am currently training to be a Clinical Supervisor and have special interests in Addictions.

In accordance with the requirements of my Accreditation I attend regular Clinical Supervision, I also adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework  for good practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.


Additional information

My fee is £55 , I can offer some small concessions dependent on circumstances. Payment can be via transfer, cheque or cash, receipts provided upon request.


Varied availability. Evening and day time appointments

Further information

If you need any further information please visit my website www.theanchorage.london or email me at catherine@theanchorage.london


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Catherine Keightley

Catherine Keightley