Catherine Monaghan MA, UKCP Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Counselor/Psychotherapist?

Many of us feel that we have to find a solution to our difficulties on our own.
We find it difficult to acknowledge that we need support, to acknowledge that we may be experiencing difficulty because of a specific event - perhaps bereavement, a traumatic experience, a life transition or that life feels purposeless. The way ahead does not seem clear.
To meet with someone who is trained to listen in a non judgemental manner can help us to find the solutions to our difficulties. Sometimes it is best to talk to someone who is an outsider, but who also can help us to share the changes that come about because of therapy with those people who are very important to us.

In our initial session you will have an opportunity to talk about the issues that are concerning you and what your aims may be for further sessions. You will have an opportunity to see if I am someone you want to continue meeting with.
It will also help clarify if therapy is what you want at the moment.

How much does it cost?

My fee for individual clients is £65 - £95 per session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

How do I get to you?

My practice can easily be reached by car from the A40 and M4, and all other areas in West London.
It is easily reached by Tube, British Rail and Bus.

Contact me by phone: 07936 211049 / 0208 568 6147
This is a confidential line so you can leave a message if necessary.

How can it Help?

Counselling and Psychotherapy gives us the space to gain confidence in talking with someone who is trained to listen, and who is emphatic and objective.
I work in a way that will enable you to find your own solution to your difficulties. This is done in the context of a relationship which is built on trust, respect, warmth and empathy.

Is it Confidential?

The short answer to this is yes.

What you talk about in your sessions is confidential to you and your therapist.
I practice within the Code of Ethics of both UKCP and BACP. The Code of Ethics provides practice guidelines with respect to concerns around confidentiality, therapeutic boundaries and the context within which therapy takes place.
I am also committed to Continuous Professional Development.

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