Catherine Wignall

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Reading, Berkshire, RG4
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About me

Hi there, I'm Catherine, a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP. In my work I seek to provide a safe and non-judgemental space where my clients feel they bring their full selves to explore whatever life challenges they may be facing.

Whilst specialising in trauma I work with a variety of different clients with challenges ranging from stress, depression and anxiety to sexual abuse and childhood trauma. Since everyone and our experiences are unique I believe there is no one way to work with my clients. Instead I take an integrative approach using a number of different counselling tools and techniques that I feel will work best with whatever you bring to our sessions together. 

Using this approach we work together focussing on what you would like to bring to therapy each week, surfacing any past experiences and patterns of relating that may be causing or adding to the challenges you are facing today. The work together is centred whole-heartedly on you and your needs since no two situations or experience of them are ever the same.

If you feel I would be able to help you and want to understand a bit more then please drop me an email or call to arrange an initial 30 minute introduction session. If we agree we are a good fit we will organised our first counselling session, dates and times that work. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a fully qualified therapist having completed my level 4 diploma with the CPTA after 4 years of studying part-time.

Outside of my private practice, I work with a charity who specialise in supporting young adults who have experienced trauma and continue to build new skills to support my practice in this area and beyond.

I am currently training in yoga therapy and often integrate the breathing and relaxation techniques into my practice in order to promote a sense of calm and wellbeing and help my clients reconnect.

Beyond my counselling practice I have of 20 years in the corporate world coaching and developing both individuals and teams through organisational transformation and change. Through that work I have gained a deep appreciation of the impact of change at work and the impact redundancy and retraining  (Including my own) has on our lives and sense of self.

Together with my own personal journey this experience has led to a deep appreciation of the many ups and downs that can challenge us on our and that can sometimes block us from living to our full potential.  

In my work I draw on all of these experiences, along with a passion for helping others to realise their full potential, to support my clients in their own journeys in becoming closer to and more confident in themselves so they can live full lives, doing what matters most to them.

Member organisations

BACP
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer 50 minute sessions with mixed availability daytime in person (Reading and Henley) and online daytime and evenings Monday to Friday. I also offer some Saturday appointments on an individual basis.

My rates are:

  • Concessionary rates for students, those on low income or unemployed of £45
  • £55 online
  • £65 face to face either in Reading or Henley

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please do contact me if your preference is outside of these hours as I can sometimes accommodate exceptions. 

Further information

50 minute sessions. Mixed availability daytime in person (Reading and Henley) and online daytime and evenings Monday to Friday. 

Limited Saturday appointments.

Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Zoom
Catherine Wignall
Catherine Wignall