Cathy Brett BA(Hons) RegMBACP
Seeking therapy is often a brave action and is always a responsible thing to do. By choosing to explore what’s troubling you, you are choosing to get behind yourself and that in itself is a positive step. Therapy can be hard work, it can be cathartic, it can be painful and it can be freeing. I will always work at your pace and you will choose what you bring to therapy.
As a humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist I am interested in working with the whole of you, your knowledge and your confusion, your joy and your pain with the aim of supporting you to know more of yourself. With that increased awareness comes the possibility of change. My expertise is in supporting and guiding your exploration of what’s not working in your life and find ways of getting more satisfaction. I am empathetic and can also be challenging; I am good-willed and I will always act in your best interests. I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach; we are all unique and I will get to know you as an individual and work with you in the way that best supports you.
For a free initial telephone session to talk about what you're wanting from therapy, call me on 07975 801084.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor in on-going supervision and professional development at Spectrum, a UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered centre for humanistic psychotherapy. I draw primarily on Gestalt Psychotherapy (developing awareness) and Formative Psychology (changing experience) as a basis for my work.
I hold an Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills and am trained in Clinical Skills, Anger Management, Sexuality, Re-parenting, and working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and comply with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I work with clients in person, for a 55 minute session, on a weekly basis.
I charge £65 a session for individuals and £80 for couples sessions. I offer a limited number of reduced fee spaces for clients on lower incomes. Currently, I have no reduced fee sessions available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have some day time availability.
Types of client