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Catherine Musto M.Ed. PgDip. MBACP Reg. UKCP

London EC4N & Beckenham BR3
07941 362555 07941 362555 Registered / Accredited

About me

Is something troubling you?

Talking to an experienced psychotherapist who is clinically trained to help you explore and make some sense of what is concerning you is the first step towards feeling better.

Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or a bit depressed and you don’t understand why. Or, perhaps, you may know exactly what is troubling you but you just don’t know how to deal with it.

Symptoms relating to anxiety, panic disorders and depression are among the most common affecting our wellbeing and mental health.

I provide a safe, professional and containing space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings; where you can talk and be heard.

My private practice is in the City (EC4) and South London (Beckenham BR3).

I also work at Guy’s Hospital, London, as an honorary psychotherapist.

In a voluntary capacity,  I am a bereavement counsellor for Cruse National Bereavement Charity.

Psychotherapy aims to make sense of current difficulties by exploring the thoughts and feelings surrounding them. Often situations in the present have roots in the past. My role, as a therapist, is to help disentangle these and support you in paving the way towards living your own life with greater awareness and emotional freedom.

I deal with a wide range of issues and offer therapy in two ways:

Open-ended psychotherapy, can be particularly helpful in dealing with deep seated problems as it provides the opportunity to explore recurring patterns of behaviour. By recognising triggers and understanding how we are drawn to repeating old patterns, we gradually develop greater insight into our own feelings and behaviour.

Short-term therapy takes one specific focus, agreed at the beginning. We would work on understanding its origins and the related impact on your current life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at WPF Therapy (London), one of the leading academic and clinical institutions in the UK.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University and a Certificate in Counselling from the University of London.

I am a registered member of:

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
UK Council for Psychotherapy  (UKCP)

I adhere to their codes of ethics and strict professional guidelines.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

UKCP

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

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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I operate a sliding scale fee system from £50 (Beckenham) and £70 (City EC4) which is dependent on your financial situation and the time of day you wish to have therapy.

I also offer a limited number of reduced fee places for students and people on a low income or in financial difficulties.

In line with standard practice – sessions are 50 minutes, and take place on the same day at the same time every week.

All enquiries are treated in total confidence.

A GP referral is not required.

Further information

Prior to my training in psychotherapy, I worked in education, training and human development in public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally.

Having lived and worked in different parts of the world, I have significant experience of working with people from different cultures, faiths and backgrounds.

Loss

I have a special professional interest in working with loss, which can involve a wide range of experiences, including bereavement, redundancy, divorce, separation, relocation, migration, change in professional or personal identity, death of a much loved pet.

Loss can underlie many aspects of our lives, though its influences are not always immediately obvious to us. Acknowledging and attempting to coming to terms with what we have lost is an important step towards healthy adaptation to the new circumstances in which we may find ourselves.

Beckenham
BR3

Albert Buildings
49 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4N 4SA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

London EC4 - availability for lunchtime, afternoon and evening appointments.
Beckenham - availability during the week, Some early morning times available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Catherine Musto M.Ed. PgDip. MBACP Reg. UKCP

Catherine Musto M.Ed. PgDip. MBACP Reg. UKCP