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About me

Counselling is your own space to talk through whatever you are experiencing in your life and where you will be listened with no judgements.  All of us need to reach out for help and support at sometime or another to think through and feel how we are experiencing life especially now when it has changed and perhaps has become overwhelming, difficult or different in some way. I meet you however you are feeling and whatever you are thinking.

What I offer:

I work in a personable warm client-therapist way and welcome you to the way you express you, at your pace in a confidential space.

Aligned with genuine respect for you and your own unique experience, I will accompany and support you and work with you to find ways to bring about more wellbeing through proven therapeutic ways of processing your thoughts and feelings.

How I work:

I trained in relational humanistic counselling which is working with people with the premise that they are the expert on themselves and that is very much part of it's proven effectiveness for change to happen.

I have helped people overcome many problems and struggles including:

- Anxiety and worry and stress
- Low Self Confidence & Social anxiety
- Low mood, Depressive thoughts, and feeling low worth /stuck.
- Bereavement, Prolonged Grief & Unacknowledged Loss
- Loss and Uncertainty, Loss of former way of life and what next
- Relationship issues and family related challenges
- Identity: who I am, & Personal development
- Unresolved childhood trauma

Training, qualifications & experience

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

I have worked for some years as a counsellor at a generic London Counselling service.  Now alongside my private practice, I also work as a counsellor for another community counselling service in Sussex.

I am regularly supervised and bound by an ethical framework set by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 for 50 minute online session.

£60 for 50 minute face to face session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, I am offering Online or Telephone Counselling. However I will be returning to Face to Face shortly, with safety measures in place as advised.

Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Catherine M Telford, MBACP

Catherine M Telford, MBACP