Cathy Taylor-Conway (MBACP Dip. Couns.)
There are as many different counsellors as there are problems, so how do you know who is the right counsellor is for you? Perhaps you are at a crossroads in your life and don’t know which way to turn? Or, feeling anxious and overwhelmed by a current situation? Maybe you want to make sense of your feelings and how they affect your relationship with others? Counselling can be a safe and non-judgemental place to do this and we would work together to explore your thoughts and feelings around whatever you choose to bring to your session.
Deciding to seek help through counselling can be a daunting prospect for many people. Finding the right counsellor is a very personal matter and an important decision as it will impact on how effective your counselling experience will be. To help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you, I would like to share the following;
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, which means that my sessions are focussed on my clients’ and their needs; what my clients’ bring to a session is always their choice - I will not lead them, offer advice or tell them what to do - but I will work with them to find their own answers and solutions. My aim is to strengthen and empower people so that they have the resources to cope with life’s challenges and limitations.
I am experienced in counselling adults, both for the short-term (six sessions or less) and long-term (over several months). I am committed to continuing my personal development as a counsellor and after gaining my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Doncaster College, I spent a further year completing a Master Practitioner course in Eating Disorders and Obesity with the National Centre for Eating Disorders.
I understand the pressures and worries that many of us face on a daily basis and recognise that not everyone has access to the support or resources that are needed, on occasion, to be able to cope during times of change and anxiety. For some people, counselling can be a way of attaining the necessary tools and life-skills to get through a difficult time or even to turn their life around. Some people may only feel the need for a few sessions, others may choose to spend more time in counselling exploring their experiences and relationships - my aim is to provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment where clients feel safe to do this.
Sessions last for 60 minutes and take place in a comfortable and discreet counselling room, with free parking on the road outside.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - (CPCAB)
Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity - National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCfED)
Level 5 Certificate of Achievement in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (ABC)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - (ABC)
Level 2 Award - Understanding Substance Misuse - (CACAB)
I am committed to my Continued Professional Development and attend regular workshops/training events to enhance my work with clients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, including;
Working with Clients with Eating Disorders
Working with Trans, Gender Diverse & Questioning People
Working with Personality Disorders
Working with Bullying
Working with Trauma
Working with Borderline Personality Disorder
Working with Narcissistic Personality
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I believe that finding the right counsellor is essential for developing an effective, therapeutic relationship. To help clients make this decision I offer an initial 50 minute session for a reduced fee of £30 - with no obligation to continue with counselling.
Subsequent sessions of 60 minutes will be charged at £40.
Eating Disorder/CBT-E therapy will be charged at £65 for an initial 90 minutes assessment and £50 for subsequent 60 minutes sessions.
Students, Trainee Counsellors, Apprentices and Unwaged - Concession of £30 per 60 minutes session.
I am happy to discuss reduced fees for long-term therapy (10 sessions or more).
Skype/Online & Face-to-Face sessions are charged at the same rate. I am not able to offer telephone counselling.
Sessions are usually weekly but this is negotiable on an individuals needs and circumstances.
If you have any questions or wish to clarify any points - please contact me by phone or email. Thank you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently able to offer counselling sessions on weekdays from 9am onwards and some evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|