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About me

Online sessions available now on Zoom or FaceTime, or you can ask me to contact you a for a face-face appointment when the lockdown restrictions are fully lifted.

Hi, I'm Cathy, and I am an experienced registered counsellor with a well-established private practice (since 2010) in a quiet area of Skelmersdale.

I am widely experienced in working with bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem and self-development.

  • I can help you:

    to find balance and understanding in your life

    to cope with loneliness

    to let go of anger or guilt

    to feel more positive about your future

    to live happily again despite your loss

    to value yourself and be happier

    When you feel overwhelmed by sadness it can feel impossible to think about 'moving forward ' - especially when you just wish that things were as they were - so I want to help you to climb out of that difficult place and show you that there is hope and life after loss.

    I have experienced several painful losses myself, and I understand how important it is to get the right support in order to move forward with your life, as I did. I know that any change can seem daunting, or even impossible, so I’ll support you through a difficult time, and help you to cope with the many emotions, situations, and challenges which have been caused by events beyond your control. Ultimately I can help you to have the strength to move forward and enjoy living again.


To find out more how I can specifically help you, you can have a free pre-counselling meeting (15 minutes). This can be by telephone or online using Zoom or FaceTime. This helps you to see if you feel comfortable with me, find out how I can help you, and ask any questions, with no obligation to book further sessions. Usually I will be able to see you within a few days; appointments are in the daytime, on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am - 5pm.

If you would like to know more please contact me or visit my website: www.cathymacbethcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Level 7 (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Therapeutic Supervision Certificate
  • Advanced Supervision Skills
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care, CRUSE
  • Accredited Bereavement Volunteer, CRUSE
  • CBT for depression
  • CBT for OCD
  • Relational Depth in Counselling
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy
  • Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
  • Creative Approaches to Bereavement
  • Using Creative Arts in Therapy
  • Drugs and Alcohol Workshop
  • Working With Anger
  • Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) Level 2
  • NHS Course Tutor, Chronic Disease Self Management
  • Certified meditation teacher

I have had several years of experience in the NHS in organising and presenting self-management courses for people with chronic health conditions, having had personal experiences of the many emotions, challenges and difficulties faced when living with a chronic health condition.

I have also worked as a Disability Awareness Trainer, with personal experience of disability.

Member organisations


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

Chronic health conditions - coping with diagnosis and self-management when living with a long-term health condition.

Experienced meditation practitioner and teacher

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Free pre-counselling meeting: This initial meeting (15 minutes) is an opportunity for you to meet me, to explore whether counselling is what you need, and to find out how we both feel about working together, with no obligation to take it further. However you may choose to start straight away with a full one-hour counselling session (prices below)

Individuals:  £45 per session (1 hour)

Organisations, EAP and other referrals: £45 - £60 per session (1 hour)

Supervision: £60 per 90 minute session

Concessionary rates: I can offer concessions for counselling students

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors


Online sessions available Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am-5pm

Further information

Testimonials from some previous clients:

"Your help assisted me through one of the most difficult periods of my life in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner. I have gone from being almost completely 'at the end of my tether' to a state where I feel much better able to cope with daily life. [I have] better insight into my behaviour and much better coping skills.  Your help was invaluable."

"Counselling has helped me to turn my life around and it has changed immeasurably."

"If I did not go to counselling I would not be able to move forward in my life. My sleeping has improved a lot, I'm more confident and not worrying so much, and I'm seeing things much clearer."

"Counselling has helped me to acknowledge the loss of my parents and the gap that created in my life. I'm more robust and I find it easier to manage difficult situations at work - which is particularly useful in my role as a manager."

"I have gained an understanding of myself and my outlook on my life has changed. Before counselling, I compared my life to others and viewed my own as negative. I now feel reassured and positive."

" It [counselling] has helped me cope with the saddest and most difficult time of my life. I feel stronger and able to live my life in joy."

"I have gained a a more positive outlook in life and am a more confident person. I can approach people with issues that I feel need resolving - disputes for example, and I am no longer scared to approach new challenges or try new things."

"I am less reclusive than I was before counselling - I am much more outgoing and have discovered hobbies and activities that I am both good at and enjoy. I am not reliant on drinking to 'enjoy' myself; this was an issue that I was really able to address in counselling."

"Many thanks for all your support and help; I now feel able to express my feelings more and not bottle up my emotions."

"I am a lot happier in myself since before counselling, and have got my confidence back. I've learned techniques of how to deal with difficult situations and emotions. I enjoyed the process and the improvements made."


Key details

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Other languages None

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


During the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond, supervision is available online using Zoom or FaceTime, or by telephone.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Cathy Macbeth, MBACP, Adv.Dip. Counselling, Supervisor

Cathy Macbeth, MBACP, Adv.Dip. Counselling, Supervisor