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Cathy Pritchard MBACP Accred. Counsellor and Supervisor

Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2
01582513505 01582513505 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an accredited and registered counsellor with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer counselling for a variety of issues. My particular interest is in helping clients discover self-identity and grow in self-esteem and to help enable clients to move forward to a new stage in life equipped with a stronger sense of who they are.

I am trained in Integrative counselling which means my therapy is adapted to suit the client along with their issues of concern. However I am person-centred in my approach and believe in a continual holistic need for equilibrium between mind, body, spirit and emotion.

I work with imagery in the counselling room only if appropriate or at the client's request to do so. Imagery can be anything from a mark on a piece of paper to working with items in the room that may help to represent or embody feelings and situations. Working with imagery and metaphor is a beneficial and nonthreatening way to relate when words are difficult or not enough.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Pastoral Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in foundation Art Therapies
Certificate in Spiritual Direction
Diploma in Person Centred Art Therapy Skills

Accreditation with BACP 2009

Diploma in Integrative Supervision

Before training as a qualified counsellor I had fifteen years experience working within a pastoral setting. After qualifying I went on to specialise in using imagery, bringing together my background in creative arts with my desire to help people develop.

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.

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Initial consultation £35 (there is no commitment at this stage)

Regular sessions £45 (for an hour)

Further information

There is parking close by or the town railway station is a ten minute walk away.
I work both long and short term with clients.
I am very happy to counsel or supervise students on training courses at a reduced rate.

Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available on Wednesdays day and evening and Tuesday and Thursday evenings only.

Please contact me to arrange a suitable appointment for supervision.

Types of client

Adults

Supervision

I am a qualified Integrative Supervisor.

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Cathy Pritchard   MBACP Accred. Counsellor and Supervisor

Cathy Pritchard MBACP Accred. Counsellor and Supervisor