Hello and a warm welcome to you. My name is Catrin. I am a professional, experienced and fully qualified counsellor.
How are you feeling today?
Juggling the demands of work, home, and life in general, can at times be very stressful. By offering a space to reflect and talk in a confidential setting, my gentle and welcoming approach aims to create a space where you will feel safe and supported.
To find out how I can help, then please reach-out and contact me
About my counselling approach
I am a counsellor who is committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I aim to help you find a way of moving forward at a pace that feels possible for you. I work in a way that is professional, empathic, warm and attentive.
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I draw on a number of different approaches to inform my work. As every person is unique, not everybody works in the same way.
I am an experienced counsellor who has worked extensively with bereavement and loss, both within bereavement organisations and a hospice. Additionally, I have a strong background in supporting people through a wide-range of life's issues including stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
Throughout my wide-ranging career, I have supported people in wide-ranging professional roles both in the UK and Internationally. These have included being a community outreach worker at a charity, a qualified mediator at a large NHS Trust Hospital, a mentor at HIV and BME charities, as well as being a support, time & recovery worker at a mental health organisation.
I draw on international experience gained at Red Cross war memorial Hospital in South Africa and at Hospice Casa Sperantei in Romania.
Connecting with me
If any of this resonates with you, please do message via email, telephone or text.
What are the next steps?
If any of this resonates with you, please contact me. We will then aim to schedule a brief telephone conversation talk through potential practical next steps. I'll do my best to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Catrin is a fully qualified counsellor (MBACP) with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Catrin holds a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology from the Open University.
- She additionally holds an MPhil degree from the University of Cambridge.
Safe and ethical practice
- Catrin is registered and accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework.
- Catrin is committed to maintaining best counselling practice through continuous professional development and regularly attending clinical supervision.
- Continuous professional development has included further training in working with bereavement, loss, end of life care, and Somatic Trauma Therapy.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement, Hospice, End of life, Cancer, sexuality, stress
What is the fee?
The fee for each session is £50. Counselling sessions are 50 minutes in duration and usually take place at a set day, time and place each week.
What happens in your initial consultation?
The initial consultation is a 50-minute appointment. This gives you the opportunity to experience my therapeutic approach and to ask any questions you may have. There is no obligation for us to continue beyond this. If we decide to work together, we would then discuss arrangements for future sessions and agree on how we would work together going forward.
You're welcome to message me and I'll do my best to answer any questions you may have.