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Cathy Austin Counsellor and Psychotherapist Reg.MBACP (Accred)

Norwich NR2 & NR14
01508 520182 01508 520182 07760 404725 07760 404725 Registered / Accredited

About me

With over 30 years experience of working as a counsellor and psychotherapist with adolescents and adults, I have never lost sight of how difficult it can be to come for counselling. It can make sense for people to begin with an initial session to see if we can work together - I work both in the short-term and the long-term, and anything in between. I am very passionate about the value of counselling and look forward to meeting you.

I have worked both in a college setting and as a Clinical Director of a counselling centre in Norwich. Now I am concentrating on my private practice, supervising other counsellors and offering short and long term therapy. I see clients in my home in South Norfolk and in Norwich.

Counselling sessions provide a safe place which enable people to explore uncomfortable and self-limiting feelings. Being listened to, understood and accepted is a powerful way to turn negative experiences into positive insights. Through a process of actively working together, psychotherapy can look at the options available to help you make changes in your current life and also to make sense of past influences.

As a parent, grandparent and artist I never tire of working alongside people as they bring  their rich tapestry of life, their trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows and their unique attachment patterns.

Training, qualifications & experience

My initial training was in Transactional Analysis in 1985 followed by the Diploma in Person-Centred counselling in 1994. Before this I was a social worker with families, children and young offenders.

Since becoming a qualified and BACP accredited counsellor I have had training in a number of specialist areas in particular Dissociative Disorders and childhood trauma.

I have lived and worked in Holland and Norway and have travelled and volunteered in India.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Attachment problems

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45 for individuals

Norwich
Norfolk
NR2

Norwich
Norfolk
NR14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Currently I offer telephone counselling and counselling via zoom

Availability

Tuesdays in Norwich, Wednesday afternoon, Thursdays and Fridays in South Norfolk

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Cathy Austin Counsellor and Psychotherapist Reg.MBACP (Accred)

Cathy Austin Counsellor and Psychotherapist Reg.MBACP (Accred)

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01508 520182 01508 520182

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