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About me

I believe that in a safe environment all kinds of insight and growth are possible. I aim to facilitate a reflective space where you feel able to explore current circumstances or past experiences. I know when we feel heard we can gain new perspectives on our thinking, feeling and behaviour in the past and currently.

I work in a flexible and integrative way, drawing on humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. I cultivate the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard, to facilitate change and promote well being.

I am passionate about understanding each person’s sense of identity and belonging, while appreciating their level of self esteem and individual cultural perspectives. My experience tells me that when we increase self awareness, we can reduce stress, access unused potential, develop self acceptance or address our anger.

I work with clients experiencing abuse, addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating issues, relationship issues, self harm, sexuality issues or stress.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered accredited member of UKCP and registered senior accredited member of BACP
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from The University of East London
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision through Counsellors in Primary Care Ltd.
I completed a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression course at the North London Buddhist Centre

My counselling experience includes:
Over 5 years in NHS Primary Care.
Over 15 years in Higher Education.
Over 20 yrs in the voluntary sector, including bereavement, alcohol and mental health counselling agencies.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Fees are £60 per session
I can offer some concessions during the day

Further information

Finsbury Park N4
My practice is easily accessible by tube or bus. Pay and display parking is also available.
Nearest tube stations are Finsbury Park or Arsenal
Nearest Bus stops are 4, 19, 29, 106, 210, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7

Supervision
I am a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor.
Please see my website for further details: www.cathyingram.co.uk

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme