Catherine Townsend BSc (Hons) MBACP (Reg)
Hello and a warm welcome to my page. If you are unhappy or anxious and would like to talk to someone, I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to do that.
I'll work with you to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings. Whether it is a difficulty you are facing right now or experiences from your past that are still troubling you, counselling can help and support you in finding a way forward.
Having been in practice for over 10 years, I have experience working with people with a wide range of issues including difficulties with anxiety and low mood, lack of purpose or direction, as well as family or relationship problems that are preventing them from living a full and happy life. Please get in touch if you would like to book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling (Bath Spa University)
Foundation Degree in Counselling (O.U.)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
CPD training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their code of ethics.
Since 2010, I have volunteered as a Counsellor for Wiltshire Mind. This has enabled me to work with people with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictive behaviours, bereavement and questions around identity, purpose and direction.
Previous to this, I worked for four years at a local secondary school in a mentoring role, gaining experience in working with young people with behavioural difficulties and emotional issues. My training and way of working incorporates a range of therapeutic approaches depending on the client’s needs and priorities.
I attend regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines to ensure safe practice, and have professional indemnity insurance. I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£50 per session, payable in advance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday to Friday 9am - 6pm. For available appointments, please email me.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|