Cat Thompson Counselling

07909 621447

cthompsoncounselling@outlook.com

Hello, my name is Cat. I offer person-centred counselling services either in-person at a central Peterborough location (PE1), online or via telephone.  The work we do will vary according to your needs.


About Me

My journey into counselling was inspired by my own experience as a client. I understand the apprehension that can come with seeking support. Central to my approach is the cultivation of a meaningful relationship between us. I believe we as human beings thrive when we feel understood and connected to. Through this relationship we can unfold and explore our full potential. We all get stuck sometimes and I believe counselling helps us get unstuck and live a value-rich life. 

My Approach

I offer a warm, confidential and affirming approach that welcomes individuals of all ages, genders, sexualities, races, and backgrounds. I am committed to providing compassionate trauma informed care. I believe that therapy is fundamentally about the client. We will collaborate to understand your issues from multiple dimensions and work through them with a pathway of stabilization, processing and the integration of new tools and concepts.


As a fully qualified counsellor I am confident I work effectively with a wide spectrum of situations, problems or issues. There are a number of approaches and models I draw on to help find what is most effective for you.


Personal

How do you feel about yourself? How do you deal with everyday life events? This is your experience and my goal is to centre you in all things. We are each the ultimate expert in ourselves even when it feels we don't understand. I will work with you to find the answers that are right for you. 

Relational

How do you relate to others? How do your relationships impact your mental health? Often as we work on ourselves we notice more about the people around us and the ways they affect us. We will work to centre you within your relationships. 

Historical

Where do you come from? How does the past play out in the present? We will look at the context of your life to understand some of the roots of what makes you you. When you are ready we can face issues that may echo into your current life in different ways. 

Qualifications and Experience

Dip. in Therapeutic Counselling,

Cert. in Counselling Studies,

Cert. in Counselling Skills,

Cert. in Children and Young People's Mental Health.


As a fully qualified and registered member of the BACP I have practiced for a number of years counselling people of all ages.

I am proud to work with a charity in Peterborough that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions. I have helped people with ongoing support in difficult circumstances, deal with diagnosis and acceptance of neurodivergence, in particular ADHD, dealing with loss, relationship difficulties, shame, isolation, chronic illness, health conditions and more.

I have worked within colleges helping young people manage issues such as anxiety, stress, anger problems, depression, low self-esteem, LGBTQ+ counselling and gender identity questions, bereavement, family issues, sexual abuse, loneliness, general worries, eating disorders, self-harm, coping mechanisms among many others.

I have a private practice as well as referral work from agencies such as the YMCA and Pineapple Support.

I am in regular supervision and undertake ongoing CPD (continued professional development) and training.

Some recent CPD; 



Fees

I hold two low cost online/telephone spaces.

Reduced rate for trainee counsellors - please enquire.

Delivery

Sessions can be conducted online via Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp/Signal video or by phone call. Face to face sessions available in central Peterborough, Cambs (PE1).

Payment

Bank transfer, cash/card payments also accepted for in-person.

Cancellations

If you are unable to attend a session and cancel 48 hours prior to your session you will not be charged. The full fee will be charged for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.


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