Cathy Mcallister

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Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4QL
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About me

In an ideal world, we would have someone to talk to within our family or support network, but sometimes we don't feel that we can because we don't want to hurt their feelings or face their reactions. Counselling fills this gap and is a way to express how you really think and feel in a respectful, warm, safe and non-judgemental environment, with someone who is impartial and not emotionally involved.

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor which means that I use different models (including CBT), intertwining them and tailoring them to fit your needs. This gives us the opportunity to explore how life is for you, how you feel about it and how you react during certain situations, all with the aim of finding solutions that work for you.

If you are 18 or over, I can help with a variety of issues, including:- Anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, low self esteem and confidence, anger management, trauma (including PTSD), relationship issues, health related issues and work related issues (including bullying in the workplace).

To ensure that I work within your best interests at all times and working to code of ethics and good practice, I am a member of the governing body, BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I also attend regular training days keeping my skills and knowledge up-to-date so that I can help you in the best way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Diploma Integrative  
  • Counselling Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  
  • Advanced Diploma Clinical Supervision  
  • OCST4 Online Therapy  
  • CISF Group Crisis Intervention  
  • Diploma In Psychology  
  • Civil and Engineering Mediation  
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Adults

I continue to complete further training in order to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. The following is a selection of professional development which I have undertaken:

Self Esteem Assertiveness Mindfulness and Mediation Relationships CBT for Depression and Suicide Sleep Awareness Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy for PTSD Getting Back To Me - post trauma

After completing my initial training hours at Age UK, Wirral and Kingsway College, in 2011 I started my private practice in Liverpool City Centre. During this time I worked with clients who were self funded as well as working organisations such as local universities, AIDS charities, Victim Support and various EAP companies.

Since 2020 I have been working as an online therapist and clinical supervisor and continue to work with privately funded clients as well as various agencies and universities.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also a qualified Supervisor and work with other professionals such as counsellors and support workers, with their client work. Helping and encouraging them to develop professionally and personally, by adhering to their agency policies and procedures, as well as a code of ethics which promotes good practice. 

For more information visit my Supervisor profile or website www.cathycounselling.co.uk.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday: 9am -8pm

Thursday: 9am - 6pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Fee: £60 per session

Sessions are held via the phone or Zoom and are on a first come, first served basis

When I work

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CoWorkz Business Centre, Minerva Avenue, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4QL

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I work exclusively as an online counsellor and clinical supervisor

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am a qualified Supervisor and work with other professionals such as counsellors and support workers with their client work. Helping and encouraging

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Cathy Mcallister
Cathy Mcallister