Catherine McCoy UKCP (Accredited), MBACP (Registered) FOT (Focusing Orientated)

Catherine McCoy UKCP (Accredited),  MBACP (Registered) FOT (Focusing Orientated)

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17 Cavendish Square

Whistler Street
Highbury Fields
N5 1NJ

0772 924 5905

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About me

Making the decision to start therapy is not always an easy one. If you are experiencing difficult and challenging times, therapy may feel like just another hurdle to negotiate.

I offer a safe and non-judgemental environment from which we can think together. In working with me, I hope that your immediate difficulties may come to offer you an opportunity for both transformation and insight within your life.

My aim in our work together is to help to move you through your process towards a place of clarity, choice and freedom; whatever that may come to look like.

My therapeutic approach:

I am motivated as a therapist in the belief that we are more then the sum of our parts, and in that lies hope for working through any difficulty we are presented with.

I offer an integrative therapeutic approach, meaning that I draw on a range of analytic, existential and humanistic theories depending on your needs and sensibilities.

I believe in an individual’s capacity to learn and develop through their difficulties. It is my experience that this can be achieved through the healing and trusting relationship that develops between therapist and client.

Consulting rooms:

My consulting rooms are conveniently located in Central London and Highbury and Islington.

Central London Practice:
In a beautiful building at the end of the world renowned Harley Street, my practice is conveniently located within minutes of Oxford Circus, on the corner of Harley Street and Cavendish Square.
Tubes: A few minutes walk from Oxford Circus
Parking: A NCP carpark located in Cavendish square.

Highbury and Islington Practice:
Tubes: Ten minutes walk from both Highbury & Islington and Arsenal tube stations.
Trains: A couple of minutes walk from Drayton Park Overground station.
Parking: There are parking meters a couple of minutes walk from the practice.

To make an appointment:

To arrange an appointment or ask any questions, please call me on 0772 924 5905 or email

I have currently have vacancies.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist, and registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and am therefore bound by the ethics and standards of both organisations.

I am a graduate from the London Focusing Institute, and as part of my Psychotherapeutic Integrative approach I integrate Focusing and Mindfulness into my practice.

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regents College, London.

In addition to my private practice, I have practiced in both a high security NHS forensic setting and a Drug and Alcohol Rehab.

I have worked with addiction for over a twenty years and in a professional capacity (on the front-line) supporting both the socially vulnerable and survivors of human right violations.

I am committed to my professional development, and am currently at the Tavistock and Portman pursuing my interest in Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphia.

I am part of a teaching team of Focusing Orientated Psychotherapists that deliver training to Psychotherapists and other healthcare professionals.

I am committed to my own personal development and maintain a daily meditation practice, attend regular mediation retreats and have several weekly focusing partnerships.

I recently contributed a chapter to 'The End of a Sentence' published by Karnac.

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The initial consultation will give us both an opportunity to briefly discuss your difficulties, think together about how psychotherapy might be able to support and help you, and to see if we want to work together.

Fees are £90 (sliding scale) at my Cavendish Square practice and £80 at my Highbury practice. I do reserve a few lower cost appointments for clients on a restricted budget and counselling students, at my Highbury Practice.

I offer short and long-term therapy.

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 0PH
London, N5 1NJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults