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Welcome!  Life is not always easy. The fact that you are looking at my page suggests that there is something in your life that feels stuck, painful, maybe hopeless or unreachable and that you want something different for yourself – that you want things to change.

Perhaps you want to free yourself from repetitive patterns of behaviour, self-limiting beliefs, depression, anxiety, or the impact of trauma. Or maybe you want to deepen your connection to yourself so that life feels richer, more rewarding and that you feel more authentically you.

I understand that asking for help is not easy. Maybe you are not sure if this is right for you. Whatever your concerns, I offer you a safe, empathetic and thoughtful space in which you can feel both seen and heard.

My psychodynamic approach is talk-based but I also work creatively, in different ways, particularly with your embodied experience.  My hope is that you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, and that this in turn empowers you to make change. Where appropriate I offer some psycho-education and mindfulness.

If we decide to work together, we will do so at your pace, exploring together whatever it is that you want to bring. This may include current situations, as well as parts of your past, life events and ways of being that you may feel define you, but perhaps no longer serve you.

I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation during which you can ask any questions you like, and we can each get a sense of whether or not we want to work together.  Please email me to arrange that.

"The wound is the place where the light comes in." Rumi

Training, qualifications & experience

In-Depth Training

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling
  • BA Hons Sociology (Psychology)
  • Certificate in Embodied Psychotherapy (ongoing)
  • Certificate in Time-limited Therapy
  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher to Young People
  • Certified Yoga Teacher

Short Courses and Workshops

Adolescence / Working with Young People / Self-harm / Suicide / Working with the Body / Attachment Theory / Focusing / Young People and Sexuality / Jungian Theory

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

My sessions are 50-minutes long. I currently work face-to-face from my room in Stroud or online if this is preferable. I also offer a limited number of concessionary spaces.

Availability

Sessions can be arranged during normal working hours, Tuesday to Friday. I have a limited number of evening sessions.

Further information

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I adhere to its Code of Ethics. I store data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Catherine Macer

Catherine Macer