Catherine Lindsay-Davies, BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I work from a humanistic integrative approach and believe that people can benefit from counselling for a wide range of reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty, such as bereavement, divorce, illness or unemployment; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and a deeper understanding
It is not always easy to speak to friends or family about difficult of personal issues and it can help to speak to a counsellor who will not judge you or tell you what to do. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard and to find clarity to enable you to make your own decisions, all in a supportive and confidential environment.
If you think counselling could help you, please phone or email me for an introductory chat, and we can arrange an initial appointment to see how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Foundation Degree of Arts in Counselling (passed with Distinction). I am currently studying on the Masters Programme in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Advance Clinical Practice), at the Minster Centre in London.
I am a Qualified Cyber Therapist, trained at the Online Therapy Institute.
I also have a BA(Hons) in History and a Postgraduate Certificate (with Distinction) in Photography.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am a member of the Suffolk Association for Counselling.
I work from a humanistic integrative approach, with particular emphasis on Gestalt, TA and person-centred approaches.
I attend regular supervision to adhere to the BACP's strict codes of practice.
I have an enhanced DBS check and hold professional indemnity insurance.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per hour. Sessions last 50 minutes.
I have a limited number of sessions available at a reduced cost of £35 if you are unable pay the full amount.
Concessions offered for
We will initially speak on the phone to discuss how I can help you. If you are happy to proceed, we will arrange an introductory session to help you decide whether counselling could help you and if so, we will agree a plan for your therapy.
It is usual to plan for 6 to 12 sessions, and we can add or reduce these at any time. There is no obligation to continue and you may finish therapy at any stage, although it it beneficial to work toward a planned ending. We will enter into a therapy contract so that our arrangements are clear. Our sessions and their content are strictly confidential.
I am implementing safety measures to best manage our health if we are meeting face-to-face.
I work from private rooms in Woodbridge. There is ample free parking outside and buses 63, 64 and 65 stop nearby. I am 15 minutes walk from Woodbridge train station.
My rooms are on the ground floor with wheelchair access, although I am afraid there is not wheelchair access to toilets.
I am also offering video, phone and email sessions during the Covid-19 crisis. We can discuss which medium you would like to use when you get in touch.