Cathy Pritchard MBACP Accred. Counsellor and Supervisor
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.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation £35 (there is no commitment at this stage)
Regular sessions £45 (for an hour)
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.