Cathryn Goatham

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BACP Dip.Couns
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Sittingbourne ME10 & Sheerness ME12
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor who works in an integrative way believing that every person is unique and has their own individual requirements.

As a counsellor, I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I offer face to face, online or telephone counselling.

​I passionately believe that we all need an empathic and kind ear during the most difficult times in our lives, someone to be there who will listen and sit with us patiently when life feels too hard.

I have many years of experience in Anxiety, depression, ASD, BPD (EUPD), suicide, self-harm, bereavement and much more. 

For the last 5 years, I have run and administrated a local online mental health peer support group, where I have gained knowledge of the daily struggles of living with mental health problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAP Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling - Cruse
  • Counsellor at EDIFY Counselling and Training in Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Certificate - professional development day with the BACP in suicide and self-harm
  • Student counsellor working with Mid-Kent MIND in Maidstone
  • Additional experience within my Level 4 Diploma working online via Zoom with clients
  • I have also set up and run an online mental health peer support group for the last 6 and a half years, setting up and overseeing coffee mornings for group members.
  • And I have successfully set up a community mental health project with 3 others called The Head Health Hub-CIC supporting Swales community with their mental health. Offering counselling, groups for men and separate for women, and more specifically supporting men in Swale with their mental health via low cost counselling. 

I have experience and understanding of the following -

  • ASD - in children and adults. The effects on individuals, parents, carers and spouses. The struggles faced and felt with social isolation or social difficulties and loneliness.
  • Bereavement
  • Caring for a loved one with a long term illness and the impact on the carers mental health.
  • Working with clients who have been in domestic abuse situations.
  • Mens mental health 

Member organisations

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.

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£25.00 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session - Individual Counselling.

  • This is for Face to Face Counselling, Telephone Counselling or Online Video Counselling.

​Introductory telephone/Online session - Free

Face to face counselling takes place in a confidential therapy room at Grid House in Sittingbourne.

£25 per 50 minute session - Special concessionary rates for student counsellors

I offer a special concessionary rate for trainee counsellors.

Other concessionary rates may be available for those on a low income. Please contact me to discuss this further.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10

Children & Families Ltd, Seashells Childrens Centre, Rose Street, Sheerness, ME12 1AW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I do have access to wheelchair friendly rooms.

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