Catherine Thomas MBACP (accred.)
If you are finding life too difficult to cope with for any reason, talking to a neutral, understanding experienced counsellor can relieve your anxiety and help you find a new way of coping.
I have worked with clients suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, and stress, which could stem from past issues around self-esteem, childhood, traumas or relationships, or things happening now which feel overwhelming - work, health, anxiety over family members.
We often develop unhelpful or unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage our negative emotions - for example, self- medicating with alcohol or other substances, or by over or under -eating, or over-exercising. I have extensive training and experience in helping you understand these behaviours and more importantly, can help you to make the lasting changes you need to restore a sense of wellbeing and control into your life.
Current unprecedented events may have triggered feelings of anxiety or low mood, and I am able to support you and offer ways of managing via online sessions, using Zoom, What's App or telephone .
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc. Hons Psychology First Class
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Accredited member BACP
Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders
Understanding Your Eating (Group Leader)
Mental Health and Substance Misuse
Brief Psycho-Social Interventions practitioner (for substance misuse)
Sexuality - working with Sexual Minorities clients
Types of therapy that I have trained in and integrate into my practice:
Compassion Focussed Therapy
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
Emotional eating, binge eating, purging, bulimia, OCD , intrusive thoughts, anger issues - I have successfully worked with all of these issues - you are not alone in your experience of these thoughts, feelings and behaviours, do not struggle alone.
Current prices -
£40 online video
£50 online couples
Reductions are available in accordance with financial circumstances - please ask if this applies to you, don't let the cost be a barrier to seeking help.
Concessions offered for
I am able to counsel in Gorseinon, and Brynmill, and can see clients from 9am - 8pm Monday to Friday