Cathie Forth Ad. Dip.CP MNCS (Acc)
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Considering therapy can feel a big and scary step which is very personal and different for each of us. To struggle sometimes is a part of being human. Counselling challenges the notion that we should cope all of the time, and allows us to be human - to face up to difficulty, to understand our feelings and to find a more peaceful way of being.
I am a home based fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who is predominantly Person Centred. This means that I can work in a way that suits your specific needs. I can offer you a safe, confidential, and non judgemental space to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. I want to work along side you in a respectful, empathic and gentle way, empowering you to make positive changes to your life and to support you through difficult and traumatic times and feelings. I have experience of working with adults and adolescents on a wide range of issues.
I deeply appreciate how hard it can be to make that first phone call, or send that first email when considering counselling. I invite new clients to come along for a free initial consultation so that we can meet and both get a sense of how we would work together. Lastly, of course please feel free to email or call me in the meantime regarding any anxieties or questions that you may have about the counselling journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Distinction)
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Distinction)
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling (NTU)
CPDC in Relationship Counselling (Distinction)
Qualified Mindfulness Practictioner
Additonal training undertaken in:
Domestic violence awareness
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
In the first instance, you would come for an initial consultation which is free of charge.
Further sessions are charged at £40 per 1 hour session.
Counselling sessions usually take place weekly.
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm Evening appointments can be arranged if necessary.
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society.
I have an Enhanced CRB certification (Disclosure & Barring Service).
I have full Professional Civil Liability Insurance.