Catherine Llewellyn MBACP(Accred) BA(Hons) Psych/soc Theory & Practice
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile here on the Counselling Directory. I imagine you are here as things in life have become difficult in some way? Being able to find the right person to talk to is the first step....
I can offer a confidential, accepting, safe, non-judgmental, space for you to explore the issue or issues that have brought you, as an individual to Therapy.
I work as a Humanistic Therapist, whereby an aim of the work can be to support an individual in exploring and developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, as well as being able to access and understand their feelings and to help gain a sense of meaning in life.
My experience, training and skills will enable you to discover your own inner resources for change or personal growth in your life, allowing you to reach your full potential and restore balance to your life, which is something we all need. I work with individuals covering a wide range of topics.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor working in private practice in Bishops Waltham Hampshire. I also work as a Child and Adolescent Trauma Therapist alongside Children's Services throughout Hampshire. I have extensive experience and knowledge of the following:
Anxiety, sexual abuse, domestic violence, attachment, domestic, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, childhood trauma/abuse, post Traumatic stress, bereavement, exam/work stress, depression, self harming, OCD, loss etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) for Children and Young People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Safeguarding Adults and Young People level 3.
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
BAHons Psychosocial studies
I am committed to my professional development and so regularly attend a vast range of specialist workshops and conferences to deepen and broaden my knowledge. Most recently I have attended training on; FGM and Harmful Practices, working without words (child work), Trauma and Vicarious Trauma, Attachment - History-consequences and new research, Child Sexual Exploitation, Self-Neglect and Hoarding.
I am a experienced counsellor, who has been practicing since 2013. My primary work has been and is, in an organisational setting, where I am employed as a counsellor working therapeutically with children and young people. I am also employed as an assessor of level 2 and 3 counselling training students at Peter Symonds ACE.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Counselling £50 - 50 minute session.
Initial 30 min telephone consultation available on request (no fee).