Catherine M Telford

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MBACP. Face to Face or online
Available for new clients
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London SW4 & Eastbourne BN21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you suffering with anxiety, doubting or criticising yourself and feeling lost, sad and low? Are you experiencing low motivation for your life and work, or feeling stuck? Finding life difficult and confusing and want to be fully heard and able to get some clarity and resolution?

Maybe there are family issues and relationships that are also being affected with professional and personal issues and you have also noticed that past pains and traumas have re-emerged which leaves you continually low, anxious and not knowing what to do?

How I can help you:

You can address and explore any issue in counselling and the process is about being with someone who will accompany you. You can gain insight on yourself and your life which brings about more self awareness. This leads to having more choice about you and your life with whatever or however you start and what you bring to counselling. I will meet you with whatever you need to talk about and where you are in your life.

Perhaps you know what the issue is and the reason that you are coming and what you would like to achieve or maybe you need to find out what is going on, because life has changed from what it was in some way and you want to gain more self-awareness and personal development.

My counselling includes sensitively tailored interventions for you for change to happen. If you have been feeling low for some time and not really knowing where you are going, after sessions of counselling then you can be in your own life with more ease. 

Already having anxiety and then also anxious about taking the step for counselling? Yes it’s courageous to take the step to come to counselling as this is about you and your life. But in doing so there is so much to gain because it is always set towards your needs so that you can find creative capacity to overcome problems,  and feel more empowered to live your life as you truly are.

I have worked as a counsellor for over 7 years including counselling in a south London clinic helping diverse people deal with a full range of difficulties of life. I have also worked in a Sussex community mental health charity counselling people with diverse issues. 

Some (but not all) of the issues that I work with clients on:  Adverse Childhood Experiences and unresolved trauma, bullying, boarding school emotional issues, loneliness, affairs, relationship difficulties including intimacy problems, anxiety, family issues, life in midlife, low self esteem, low self confidence, loss, grief and bereavement.

Counselling can help you explore your struggles, thoughts and feelings and begins a process of reflection on your life now in relation to the past and the future. You’ll gain insight and understanding that will enable you to gain relief and open up possibilities in your life again.

Are you ready to take this opportunity for change and want to know how counselling can help you ?
Email me: for free 20min initial phone consultation if you are ready to take this opportunity for being heard, for change, for self development and self awareness and/or want to know more and tell me how and what you need help with.

Training, qualifications & experience

*Humanistic counselling diploma from Metanoia Institute and BSc.(Hons) in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University.

*I have worked for 7 years as a counsellor at a generic London Counselling service and as a counsellor for another community counselling service in Sussex.

*I have established my private therary practice and I am regularly supervised and bound by an ethical framework set by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) which is set to provide you with a registered member who practices to a high professional standard.

*I regularly attend CPD workshops to update and develop my skills and specialised knowledge and so additonally trained in:

-Revolutionising Trauma Treatment & The psychological and physiological repercussions of complex trauma: 

-Integrative Sex and Couples Certification Course with Tammy Nelson: Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP) 

-Motivational Interviewing: Evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and more 

-Applying Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice: Transforming Developmental Deficits and Building Secure Attachment 

-Freeing Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice 

-Awareness Centred Deep Listening Training 

-Internal Family Systems Informed Therapist 

-Poly-vagal Theory in Trauma Treatment 

-Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment 

-Making the Invisible, Visible: Healing Trans-generational Trauma 

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

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When I work

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I offering Face to Face, Online, or Phone Counselling. Please email me to find out how I can help.

London, Greater London, SW4

1 Commercial Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Catherine M Telford
Catherine M Telford