My name is Cath van Wyk I am BACP Registered and Accredited and I have over 15 years experience as a counsellor.
I work with both adults and children over 12 and have many years experience of working with young people aged 11-25 as well as school-based counselling.
I qualified as an integrative therapist, but first and foremost work client centred forming a therapeutic relationship and safe space in which to explore the issues that the client may bring.
I will work according to your needs in an empathetic, non-judgemental way.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, these include anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, body image, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, bereavement, sexuality, transgender issues, stress(work-related or other) and relationship issues.
I fully adhere to the BACP ethical framework, am insured and have an up to date DBS.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a fully qualified counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integretive Counselling.
- I am a registered and accredited member of BACP
- I have worked within a number of settings including the NHS, FE colleges, charity organisations, primary and secondary schools and private practice.
- I have experience working with both adults and children over 12 and have many years experience of working with young people aged 11-25 and school based counselling.
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.