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.
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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
I am a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor.
Please see my website for further details: www.cathyingram.co.uk