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About me

Life's events, or living with anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties or extremely strong feelings can lead you to consider counselling. I know life can throw up some tough stuff along the way. Working with me can bring relief, understanding and build resilience. Our work together is confidential.

Currently I am using Zoom, Skype and FaceTime and the phone to work with my clients, we are finding this effective. I look forward to returning to my consulting room when the time is right.

I am a registered member of the BACP

How I work

After many years of working in the mental health, I appreciate the opportunity for lasting change counselling can offer. I bring warmth, expertise and experience to my work and the relationship we build together.

I work in a skilled and gentle way alongside you to explore and understand the difficulties in your lives. I am an integrative psychotherapist fitting the therapy to your unique needs. We are led by what you bring and as a (registered) member of the BACP I work to their ethical standards.

I am currently working towards my accreditation.

I am available for as long as the work is needed, this can be short or long term.

I have an interest in the interaction between mental and physical well being, I am a member of the health care group within the BACP.

Who do I help?

Individuals

I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic, depression, low mood, relationship and family issues.

  • All forms of abuse, emotional, sexual, physical and financial.
  • Trauma and it's affects.
  • Bullying at home or at work
  • Unexplained strong feelings.
  • Various forms of loss.
  • Work related issues.
  • Living with emotional distance
  • Health issues
  • I work with all ages from young adults to the elderly.

Couples

My specialist training helps us understand and process the feelings and complexities present in our relationships.

Improving communication is key.

Looking at what each persons defences are and their impact.

Understanding and expression of feelings are central to work and this maybe new territory for many.

Exploring together is the basis of the work.

Where the sessions take place.

My consulting room is at Langport Counselling Practice Great Bow Wharf, Langport. The beautifully restored building is in a tranquil setting over looking the river. There is free parking near by, with disabled access. I have some evenings appointments subject to availability. I also work on line.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Higher Diploma In Counselling Level 5 AQA (Integrative)
  • Certificate in The Couple Relationship Tavistock Relationships
  • Bridging Unit in Counselling and Psychotherapy Bridgwater College
  • Certificate in Counselling Level 3 AQA ( Includes Gestalt,TA,CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic)
  • Certificate In Counselling Level 2 AQA
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills WPF/Somerset Counselling Centre
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills in The Development Of Learning. RSA
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Rethink
  • Bereavement Training ABC Course Curse
  • Award in Dementia Care Level 2 BTEC

Other training

Sexual and emotional abuse, attachment, trauma and early trauma, couples and affairs, addictions of all types and Gender and sexual diversity.

Member organisations

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

I am interested in the issues around emotional abandonment, I have looked into this this area more closely and written on this subject for my training.


I am interested in health issues and how they are interrelated with our mental well being.

I worked for The Somerset Victim Support Scheme, I helped develop this scheme and worked with many victim related issues, locally and nationally.

I worked in community mental health for some years.

I have worked with student mental health.

I did my clinical practice at Somerset Counselling Centre where I worked with a wide range of issues.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Standard rate £45 for a 50 minute session
Couples rate £60 for a 50 minute session

I do concessions for students and those on a low income.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

I have some evening and early morning sessions depending on availability. I do not work weekends.

Further information

I have limited concessions and look at each on an individual basis.

Langport Counselling Practice
Great Bow Wharf
Bow Street
Langport
Somerset
TA10 9PN

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

There is parking near by and disabled parking around the back of the building. We also have a lift for disabled use in the building.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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Cathy Harrison Therapeutic counsellor and relationship specialist

Cathy Harrison Therapeutic counsellor and relationship specialist