Cathy McAllister Diploma Integrative Counselling, Diploma CBT MBACP

Cathy McAllister  Diploma Integrative Counselling, Diploma CBT MBACP

Hanover House
85 Hanover Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3DZ

0151 285 3904 Mon to Fri: 9am - 5:30pm. / 07595 905560

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Hanover House
85 Hanover Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3DZ

0151 285 3904 Mon to Fri: 9am - 5:30pm. / 07595 905560

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 not emotionally involved.

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor which means that I use different models of counselling, inter-twining 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.

I continue to work with clients over the age of 16, from various backgrounds with a plethora of issues, which include:

Anxiety                        Stress                                   Bereavement               
Depression                  Health related issues           Low Self confidence
Trauma                        Work related issues             Low Self esteem
Relationship issues     General counselling             Anger management

My commitment to you involves offering you a safe, warm, empathic, non-judgemental, impartial and confidential environment; helping you try and make sense of why you feel the way that you do and developing different options.

I offer a half hour initial consultation, without obligation, giving us the opportunity to meet and discuss how counselling may help. If you feel, for whatever reason, that you are unable to meet face to face then I also offer counselling via the telephone and by email. 


To ensure that I work within your best interests at all times and working to a code of ethics, I am a full member of a governing body called the 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 I can.


I also supervise other professionals to promote and encourage good practice, when working with their client work.  I help and encourage 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.  Although I am an Integrative Counsellor, I often work with Supervisees who work with different models and together we help establish a learning environment of support and guidance, enabling discussions to help facilitate their clients' needs, whilst they themselves remain safe.

If you are looking for a Supervisor please see my Supervision profile

Training, qualifications & experience

My formal qualifications include:

Diploma Integrative Counselling           BACP - Certificate of Proficiency              

Diploma Supervision                             Certificate Mindfulness and Meditation

Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Diploma Psychology                              ICISF Group Crisis Intervention

Civil/Engineering Mediation

I have completed further training courses on:-

Self Esteem                                            Assertiveness           Mindfulness and Meditation

Eating Disorders                                     Relationships            CBT for Depression and Suicide

Advance Care Planning                          HIV Awareness         Sleep Awareness

Drug and Alcohol Awareness                 Visual Equality           Writing As Therapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy for PTSD                          Delivering Group CBT

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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. 

Although I am an Integrative Counsellor, I often work with Supervisee's who work with different models and together we help establish a learning environment, of support and guidance, enabling discussions to help facilitate their clients needs, whilst ensuring that they themselves remain safe.


As I work with clients who are 16 and above and do not have any experience of working with children, I am afraid that I cannot offer supervision to anyone who works with clients who are under 16.


My fees thereafter are:

1 hour Supervision: £45
1.5 hour Supervision: £55

These fees are correct as of July 2018

Fees

Unfortunately I am unable to work with anyone under the age of 16, as a specialised qualification is required.

These are my fees for anyone who is 16 and over

Initial 30 min consultation: £20


Individual face to face: £45 per 50 minute session

Telephone counselling: £45 per 50 minute session


Couple's counselling: £55 per 50 minute session


These fees are correct as of July 2018

Further information

I am based near Central Station and there are NCP car parks nearby

The building has full disability access

Maps & Directions

Liverpool, L1 3DZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Monday to Thursday: 1pm - 8pm. Appointments can often be made within 7 days of initial contact.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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. .

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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