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Catherine Winchester

MBACP (Senior Accred) Psychodynamic Therapy and Supervision
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9
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About me

Life is difficult for all of us at some stage or other.  Sometimes it feels overwhelming and unbearable.  You may be struggling but finding it hard to identify what the trouble is.  Maybe you do know but don't see a way out.  Such feelings often start early in life, leading to confusion, anger, sadness, relationship problems and difficult or dangerous behaviour.  This is why I have worked with children and teenagers, as well as adults.  Whatever your age, the psychodynamic approach will always focus on early experience and relationships, as they are the foundation of who you are now.

When you feel low it can be hard to talk to those close to you, for all sorts of reasons.  Exploring your feelings and their origins with someone independent whom you can trust can really help.  It offers you  an opportunity to understand your inner world and the meaning behind troubling feelings, problematic behaviour patterns or depression and anxiety, to help you regain control.

I provide a calm, non-judgemental and insightful perspective.  My aim is to build a trusting relationship, within strict professional and ethical guidelines. This means working sensitively and appropriately with all my clients, whatever their age or background, towards their individual goals.

The list below covers some of the reasons people may seek help but I see everyone as an individual, rather than a diagnosis.

While social distancing regulations apply, until it is possible to offer face-to-face sessions safely again, all therapy and supervision is conducted by telephone or remote video link (zoom). 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional memberships

Reg MBACP (Senior Accredited) - Registered and (Senior) Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Therapy.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews, Physiology

Postgraduate certificate (Level 7 with distinction) in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills, University of Reading

Postgraduate diploma (Level 7 with distinction) in Psychodynamic Counselling, University of Reading

Postgraduate diploma (Level 7) in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, Terapia (University of Middlesex)

Certificate in counselling young people, endorsed by BACP,  (Level 5)

Experience

  • Counsellor working with adults, children and young people for charities in Reading and High Wycombe
  • Counsellor in a primary school, a secondary school, a further education college and a university
  • Clinical Manager and Clinical Supervisor at No5 Young People in Reading
  • Counsellor/psychotherapist for adults, children and young people in private practice, Henley Counselling
  • Clinical Supervisor of individuals and groups, including trainees and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists 
  • Committee Member of Reading Therapies Group

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

£70 for the initial meeting and for each regular session, for all age groups.

While social distancing regulations apply, until it is possible to offer face-to-face sessions safely again, all therapy and supervision is conducted by telephone or remote video link (zoom). 

Availability

No slots available for new clients until further notice.

Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists who work with adults, children and young people in a variety of settings and modalities.

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Catherine Winchester

Catherine Winchester