Hi my name is Cathy Mc Avoy. I work in an office outside of my home, which is in a tranquil location in the countryside, which offers privacy, and parking facilities. I offer a caring; warm, safe environment and non-judgmental service helping clients work through issues they are having difficulty with.
I have been working in the counselling field now for over ten years. I am a qualified Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, Obesity and Nutrition from the National Centre for Eating Disorders which is based in London.
I will help clients develop a normal relationship with food, weight, body image and emotions.
I am also a qualified Counsellor in Person Centred Counselling where I can offer support in many issues such as Abortion, Anxiety, Abuse, Bereavement, Bullying, Depression, Domestic Violence, Low Self Esteem, Self Harm, Miscarriage, Suicidal Thoughts and many more.
Training, qualifications & experience
Queens University Belfast:
- Certificate in Counselling
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
National Centre For Eating Disorders:
- Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
- Advanced Diploma Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders & Nutritional Interventions
- Certificate in Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management
- Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity
Other Services Include: Assist Training, LGBT Awareness, Domestic Violence (Women’s Aid), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Therapy and NLP
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £25.00 per hour