Hello, my name is Catherine Sweet and I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative counsellor offering individual therapy and Supervision in Totnes. I can also deliver therapy online or via the telephone.
I believe that coming to see a counsellor is about making some time and space in your life to explore things which you are finding challenging.
As a counsellor I will encourage you to talk and express in confidence the unique person you are. I will endeavour to offer you a genuine, reflective and non-judgemental relationship to explore your difficulties.
Sometimes we can become stuck in patterns of thinking and behaving which we feel like we have no control over. You may find it difficult relating to others and/or struggle to feel understood.
This is a place for you to become the expert of you, to look at who you are and the person you would like to become.
Working collaboratively, my hope is that I can encourage you to be more self-directive, more self-confident and expressive. More able to cope with the problems of living and gain more understanding of aspects of yourself and others.
Please see my website for more details about my approach www.catherinesweetcounselling.co.uk
Before I trained as a counselling therapist I worked as a Veterinary Nurse for 12 years. I have a passion for encouraging those in the veterinary industry to increase their resilience to stress and reduce mental suffering. I write and deliver workshops for mental well-being in veterinary practice. Please get in touch if you would like me to work with your veterinary practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
2005 Bristol University, Bsc Hons VNPA Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration
2009 Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW)- skilled listener telephone counselling (Level 2 OCN)
2013 Foundation Degree Counselling Fdsc (Distinction) Bristol University
2009 Voluntary skilled listener for Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW)
2012 Counsellor at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College working with students 16+
2013 Counsellor at Off the Record (Bristol) in their central office seeing young people aged 11-25.
2014 Counsellor and outreach worker with The City of Bristol College and Off The Record – working with higher education students.
2014 Counsellor at the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, working in an Academy with children aged 11-18 and young adults in the main counselling centre. The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is a charity which offers free counselling to young people ages 11-25.
2015 I continue to work for Off the Record in their City of Bristol Outreach project and I have my own private Counselling Practice.
2016 I write and deliver workshops for veterinary professionals about how to build resilience to stress and how to increase mental well-being
2017 I close my Practice in Bristol and relocate to South Devon opening a Private Counselling Practice in Exeter and Totnes. I begin working with Young Devon as a Counselling Coordinator in Plymouth.
2018 to present I continue to work in Private Practice in Totnes offering counselling to individuals and clinical supervision
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Veterinary Industry Stress
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Each session lasts for an hour and is £50
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation before an appointment is booked. This is a space for you to talk about what you are needing from therapy and for us to talk about how I might be able to help you.
When I work
I can offer appointments in Totnes and online.
Totnes- Monday - Friday , times and days negotiated.