Catherine Rees MBACP
I work from home, in the village of Angmering, and have created a safe and comfortable environment for potential clients to come and talk about what it is that is currently making them feel unhappy, sad, confused, bereft, lost, angry or any other emotion that comes to mind.
Often, when we are trying to work things out alone ... it can lead to inner turmoil and inner conflict and a sense of feeling 'stuck'... and we can feel unsure which way to turn. Talking really does help with clarification and can bring a sense of ultimate peace ... allowing clients to move forward with their life.
Whilst some clients prefer face to face work .. others prefer to talk on the telephone or via Skype ... and I can offer various ways of working.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am contracted to participate in regular counselling supervision and yearly Continued Personnel Development. I have an interest in art therapy, having spent time in France undergoing some intense training ... and I have also had training in Equal Opportunities, Diversity, Safeguarding (Adults and Children), Aspergers Syndrome (a special interest), self-harming, depression and anxiety.
I believe empowerment is 'key' to process and development ... and 'trust', 'kindness' and 'acceptance' help to build the foundations of a relationship, at the outset, to work towards creativity ... and where change really happens.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified as a Person Centred Therapist more than 10 years ago ... and have worked in private practice, for MIND and in General Practice in London ... where I have had the privilege of working with people from many different backgrounds and ethnicities ... predominantly many of the African Countries (Nigeria, Somalia, Liberia to name but a few) ... both Eastern and Western Europe and Asia (specifically India, Bangladesh and Pakistan).
I currently work from home .. and am happy to work in a face to face capacity ... on the telephone ... or via Skype, depending on client preference.
It is my experience, Person Centred Counselling is a collaborative, creative and progressive process ... and I strongly hold the belief we are our 'own experts'.
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
£40 per 50 minute session. Concessions available.