Cathy Warren MBACP (Accred)., MSc
Does it feel like time to make a new start, change direction? Maybe it just feels like something is missing - or you may be feeling stuck, anxious or depressed. Unwanted changes, including relationship issues, bereavement, redundancy or disappointment, can sometimes feel overwhelming. I offer space for you to reflect on what's happening, get clear about what's most important for you, and find your way forwards.
As an "integrative" counsellor and coach, I can work in different ways to suit your needs and wishes. You may wish for a short, structured programme of coaching sessions to help you work towards a particular goal. Or you may prefer to explore the issues which are coming up in more depth. We review together what approach you would like to use, and the period for which you'd like to continue working together.
I am trained in psychosynthesis, an approach which works from the perspective of the whole person - mind, body, feelings, and spirit or purpose. I bring in approaches drawn from other disciplines including NLP coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy, art therapy and mindfulness meditation. I have more than 20 years experience of working with people in conflict and have an interest in the creative use of conflict for developing ourselves.
I have seen over and over again that, with the right support, what seems like a crisis can also offer a great opportunity to learn and connect with our real selves, and start to live a richer life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- MSc in Organisational Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Master Practitioner of NLP
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its ethical standards.
I have worked with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds who may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, or loss of purpose. I have worked with people who are trying to come to terms with changes in their lives - bereavement, redundancy, health issues, relationship breakdown - and with people who just know there is something missing from their life and want to find a more meaningful way to live.
For over two years I worked with a carers agency with clients whose lives include caring for disabled relatives or loved ones.
I have worked with young people aged 14+ through a school counselling service; and also with older people (50 - 90) via an older people's counselling service.
Before I became a counsellor, my career was in organisation development and conflict resolution. I specialised in mediation and working effectively with conflict in workplaces, communities and schools.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
"mid-life crisis" - the search for meaning in life.
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I have some low-cost places available during daytimes for students of counselling and counselling-related disciplines.
My normal rates for individuals paying for themselves range from £45 to £65 depending on time of day and location (London or Brighton)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My London practice is not fully wheelchair accessible, but has only 2 small steps to ground floor room. The Hove practice includes 2 flights of stairs
Weekday daytimes and limited evening spaces currently
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|