Cathy Telford

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Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6RT
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Finding the right counsellor for you

Making a decision to seek help is not a sign of weakness but a strength, by acknowledging that you have reached the point of needing additional support. The first step is always the most difficult but I can support you as you embark on your journey to strive for change. Finding the right counsellor is really important as you need to feel comfortable enough to share your vulnerability and know that you will be accepted and not judged.

How I Work

I am a person-centred counsellor which means that the work is client led. I offer counselling to meet your individual needs. You decide how you want to use sessions, what you would like to discuss in each session and how many sessions you would like. I work with you to understand your unique experiences and help you process and make sense of your responses. I do not tell you what to do but encourage you to gain autonomy, recognise choice and identify possible changes you may feel able to make.

When working with couples, I acknowledge each of your individual experiences as well as helping you develop awareness of each other's experiences. Communication can be difficult in relationships. I do not judge or take sides but offer a safe environment to enable you each to speak and be heard and explore where misunderstandings, defensiveness or patterns of behaviour can negatively impact on communication.


I am a qualified Professional Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have worked as a Counsellor in the Northamptonshire area for over ten years: in Further Education settings, the public/charitable sector and in Private Practice. I believe that everyone deserves to have a safe place where they are not judged and can feel respected and heard.

Type of Counselling offered

  • Individual Counselling. For individuals, I offer counselling face to face, by telephone, Zoom video or a blended mix.
  • Couples/Relationship Counselling. This can be any type of relationships e.g. marriage, partners, siblings, parental (as long as both clients are over 18), friendships, step-families or work colleagues. This is most effective face to face but can also be undertaken by Zoom video.
  • Groups. I also offer group therapy/facilitation (for up to 4 people aged over 18.)

Flexibility of sessions

I offer flexible daytime and evening sessions

  • 8am-8pm Monday to Thursday
  • 8am-1pm on Friday


I am a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and offer Clinical Supervision for Professional Qualified and Trainee Counsellors on a 1:1 basis or group supervision (maximum of 4). See my Supervision Profile for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • OU Starting with Psychology (2010)
  • OU (Distinction) Introduction to Counselling (2010)
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011)
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (2012)
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2014)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2014)
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling (2017)
  • CPCAB Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling supervision (2019)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2020)

Additional Training:

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Trauma
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Working with obesity, food addiction and binge eating
  • Working with Autistic clients
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Foundation Training in Safeguarding children, young people & vulnerable adults

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 - £70.00

Additional information

  • Individual Counselling Sessions (50 mins): from £55
  • Couples Counselling Sessions (60 mins): from £70
  • Group Therapy; (length of sessions and fees dependent on individual case)

When I work

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Further information

My Therapy Studio is based in a residential area in Kettering just off Junction 10 of the A14. It is a private secure setting with ample free parking. The studio is on the first floor but an alternative ground floor wheelchair accessible room with a level threshold can be made available at certain times.

Barton Road, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6RT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

I am a Qualified Clinical Supervisor offering 1:1 and group supervision to Qualified and Trainee Counsellors in person, by phone, Zoom or blended mix.

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Cathy Telford
Cathy Telford