Catherine Speddings BSc. MBACP (Accred)
Why People Come For Therapy.
N.B. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic I am currently working online providing video sessions via Zoom.
There are lots of reasons why someone may consider coming for counselling. It may be that they are trying to come to terms with a loss or bereavement or are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses and demands of everyday life. It may be that feeling and emotions about events in their past are affecting how they are living in the present. In fact someone may not even know the reason but feel that they would benefit from talking to someone in a supportive and confidential environment.
Whatever your reason for considering counselling please note you are not alone. Recent statistics show that 1 in 4 of us will suffer from some form of mental illness during our life time. The talking therapies such as counselling and psychotherapy are recognised treatments in conditions such as depression.
About me and How I work.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a background of 25 years’ experience in nursing and midwifery. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, meaning that whilst my work is based on Humanistic principles I also integrate theories from other approaches tailoring the work to each individual client's needs. The work I do with a client is as unique as the person themself.
I believe therapy can aid healing by providing a therapeutic relationship which is non-judgemental, authentic and based on trust.
I offer a safe space where I work with individuals on short or long term basis to help them explore their feelings and gain a greater understanding about issues they may be facing. This may involve looking at how they are feeling and behaving in the present but also may explore events and feelings from the past which may be affecting them today.
In addition to my work in private practice I also currently work with survivors of sexual assault and abuse. I also have experience of working as a therapist within a G.P. setting and in an university counselling service.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate, am in regular supervision and abide by the ethical framework of the B.A.C.P. and Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc.(Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BA (Hons) Nursing Studies
- PODS training on Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice.
- PODS training on Relational Trauma
- PODS training on Shame
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
I have experience of working within a G.P. setting and a University Counselling service. I currently work in private practice and with a charity that provides counselling for survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Impact of chronic illness/diagnosis
- Major life changes
Concessions offered for
£25.00 for initial assessment.
Subsequent sessions are £40.00.
I do offer a limited number of low cost places for those who are not working at £25.00 a session.
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8.30 am and Friday afternoons 1-8 pm at Wellspring, Hillsborough. Tuesday afternoon 3-6 pm and Wednesday afternoon 4.30-6.30 pm at Rustlings Road
I currently work at Wellspring Complementary Health Centre in Hillsborough Sheffield S6