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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)
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
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
When I work
0800 - 2100