Catherine Rudge

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Reg. MBACP, Dip. Counselling
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Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, my name is Cathy and I offer a professional, friendly and confidential counselling service, based in the Ormskirk Area - this is based on both an INDIVIDUAL and on a COUPLES counselling basis. 

I offer Person-Centred counselling - this is based on the quality of the relationship between the counsellor and client, and the importance of empathy, honesty, trust and respect. I believe that if you the client, is offered a genuine, warm and understanding counselling relationship you will be able to work through your problems, make your own choices and fulfil your potential.

I strongly believe in this and strive to work alongside you to provide a relationship that is based on respect and trust.  I aim to provide an environment where you will not be judged and can explore whatever is on your mind. This can take place in my dedicated, confidential & welcoming counselling room. (or elsewhere - for example, you may need me to travel to your home or use phone counselling).

Sessions will take place in this safe nurturing and therapeutic environment. In a calm and non-judgemental way, we will together individually or as a couple explore issues that are causing you emotional distress, helping you to gain increased self-awareness and understanding and to work through past and present experiences which are causing you difficulty. I aim to help you determine your own way forward, make your own decisions and have more fulfilling relationships.

The areas of Counselling that I specialise in include;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abuse - Both Emotional & Physical Abuse
  • Domestic Violence, Family & Relationship Issues
  • Couples counselling
  • Low Self Esteem and Confidence Issues
  • Redundancy, Work Related Stress
  • Trauma & Bereavement Issues
  • Loneliness 
  • Autism and ADHD

Getting Started.

To start your counselling with me, simply email me and I will get back to you for a free brief consultation about what you want to get out of counselling and how this will be worked on. If you are happy to proceed after that we can set up an initial session. and take it from their.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced Person-Centred counsellor.  I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts Certificate.
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate.
  • Online and telephone Counselling training.
  • Couples Counselling Training.

  • Training and experience of working with Young People in a school setting.

    Certificates include : Using Emotional Focused Therapy Principles in Couple Work. Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Counselling couples with  varying issues they are struggling with e.g. sexual difficulties, infidelity, problems in communication, loss.

    In addition, I complete Continual Personal Development (CPD) which I feel is very important - on a regular basis to ensure that I continue not only to learn and remain competent and gain knowledge to a professional standard, in what I do but also to sharpen that competence which enables me to go further and enjoy deeper and more meaningful moments with my clients.  

Organisational Experience

I have continued experience of practicing as a counsellor in a community and a charitable setting and in a school setting - counselling Children, from which I have gained a great deal of valuable experience and also further ongoing training in this field.

I attend regular monthly Supervision as per BACP guidelines of best practice to ensure I am offering my clients the best service possible.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free, initial 10-15 minute consultation available.

  • Individual Counselling -  £40 per 50 min session
  • Couples Counselling  -  £60 per 80 session
  • I offer concessions  - as above.  
  • In addition I offer a concession for bulk payment of six sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have increased my availability in my working hours. 

Sessions will be available by appointment only. 

My night time appointments are available via telephone appointment only.  

Further information

Appointments are available face-to-face, via Zoom & telephone.

Appointments available weekdays, evenings nights and weekends.

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

I am unable to offer wheelchair access at this time - on a face to face basis.

Catherine Rudge
Catherine Rudge