Catherine McCoy UKCP (Accredited), MBACP (Registered) FOT (Focusing Orientated)
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
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.