Cathy McGuinness

Cathy McGuinness


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07890851013
Website

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Therapist - Bedford

Bedford MK40
07890851013
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have been a qualified counsellor for over 4 years, and my experience ranges from working privately and within charitable organisations with individuals from the ages of 5 upwards, couples and groups. 

I became a counsellor following my own experience of having counselling which I found incredibly healing and enriching.

My core approach is Person Centred, although I would describe myself as an Integrative Humanistic therapist. I see my role as a facilitator travelling alongside my clients in their journey of self-discovery, while I provide them with a relationship which is based on trust, non-judgement, congruence, and empathetic understanding. I hold a flexible approach to supporting others in expressing themselves, their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and difficulties, whether it is through talking, or other creative means, such as art work, movement, dancing, and singing. I encourage my clients to experiment with me, and for both of us to be present and open to their unfolding process moment by moment, to sit with not knowing. In addition, I invite them to think about how they can support themselves between sessions, what support network they have, and any other resources they can call upon, as well as the little things which make them feel good, a long hot bath, laughter, a walk in the park etc.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Bedford

Bedford MK40
07890851013
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified supervisor working within the seven eyed model pf supervision and currently offer supervision to organisations and individual counsellors. 

I am experienced in supervising school counsellors, trainees and qualified counsellors both idividually and in groups. My aim is to provide a safe, supportive, nurturing, restorative space for counsellors feel able to explore their work with clients, grow and develop. To find out more, please visit my website https://cathymcguinnesscounselling.co.uk/ contact me by email at cathy@cathymcguinnesscounselling.co.uk or by phone on 07890 851013

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited