Cathy Orchard, BACP, DipCon
As an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer a safe, non-judgemental place where you can make sense of where you are, find solutions, and work out a way to move more comfortably into your future, and build the life you want to live.
I am an Integrative Therapist. This enables me to draw on a range of approaches to tailor the therapy to each individual client. I use the therapeutic relationship with you to explore what troubles you, and to change behavioural patterns and heal past trauma. This way of working enables us to transform our own processes, as well as how we relate with others, and find emotional freedom.
I have extensive experience of working, in both private and community NHS settings, with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, sadness, trauma, relationship and family difficulties, childhood relational trauma, issues of identity, sense of self, self-esteem and self-compassion, obsessional thinking, and loss and bereavement.
I use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Based Psychotherapy, Body Psychotherapy and CBT and Mindfulness techniques. In line with Humanistic Principles I recognise, value and work with the whole person, in the belief that each person contains within them the potential for growth and transformation, which I facilitate by creating a nurturing, supportive therapeutic environment. I believe in the healing power of compassion.
As a registered member of the BACP, I abide by the principles of their Ethical Framework. My practice is a short walk from Folkestone West station, with free parking. Confidential messages can be left on the phone number provided, or you can email me. I offer a free brief phone consultation before meeting. I am also happy for you to begin to tell me what brings you to therapy when we meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my Integrative training at The Minster Centre, in London, affiliated with Middlesex University. This is the UK's leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Institution. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of the BACP, and abide by the principles of their Ethical Framework.
I have experience of working in University and NHS Community counselling services, as well as working in Private Practice.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees start at £45 a session. We can discuss what fee feels right for you when we meet. I have a limited number of concessionary spaces.