I offer confidential counselling, stress management, and mediation services to clients who self-refer, or are referred by their GP or their employer.
People who contact me at Catalyst are often experiencing conflict, stress, or emotional difficulties, and are looking for new strategies to cope. Working together, we can view the problem from a new angle, and generate new ideas and coping strategies. Surprisingly, what was a problem can sometimes become a turning point. The work is not always easy, but can be immensely rewarding.
The problem could be work-stress, a relationship difficulty, or some kind of change or loss, anxiety, depression, or any number of other things. Talking the issue through in confidence may help you to develop new strategies to cope better.
Issues people often talk about in counselling include
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychological Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counselling & Training
Certificate, Stress Management
Certificate, Mediation in the Workplace
Accredited counsellor, BACP
20 years' counselling experience in private practice, work place and health care settings. I work with clients who self refer or are referred by their GP, and who self-fund, or are funded by their employer/insurer/EAP. I am a registered provider with most major health insurers.
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
0800 - 2100