Cathy Mc Avoy

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Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT71
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About me

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 fifteen years.

I have also specialised in Eating Disorders with with National Centre for Eating Disorders which is based in London and I am a Qualified Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, Obesity and Nutrition.

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

Cruse Bereavement.

Other Services Include: Assist Training, LGBT Awareness, Domestic Violence (Women’s Aid), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Therapy and NLP

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£25.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I feel counselling should be affordable to all which is why my rates are quite reasonable:

Students £20.00

Clients £25.00

Eating Disorder Clients £30.00

All sessions are 1 hour.

When I work

I work Monday - Friday and also can do evenings to suit clients who work 9.00 to 5.00.

Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT71

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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