About me

About Me

  I am a warm, friendly and compassionate person with a background of 25 years’ experience of teaching meditation and stress management, both privately and for the NHS.  I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, and am an accredited bereavement counsellor. I began training and working as a counsellor in 2006, and I trained and worked voluntarily with CRUSE, the bereavement charity, from 2008- 2009 in Exeter, and since moving to West Lancashire, I have continued to work as a volunteer bereavement counsellor.  I decided to set up a private practice in 2011 because I recognised the need for offering a counselling service where there was no need to wait many weeks or months for an appointment, and where the number of sessions is not limited.  Having also worked as a volunteer for various counselling agencies, I gained wide experience in helping people with a diverse range of difficulties – see below for areas of my experience.

I am also a qualified supervisor of both trainee and qualified counsellors, with a BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  (certificate number 036212), and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.

Registered with Counselling Directory

As a counsellor, I am widely experienced in working with clients with a wide range of life’s experiences including relationship problems, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, anger management, stress, low self esteem, and disability (see below for a full list).  I run my private practice from my home in a quiet area of Skelmersdale, where you can be assured of confidentiality, privacy and calm. As a professional counsellor I am fully trained in the integrative approach, which means that I draw on a variety of counselling approaches, allowing me to adapt a unique therapy for each client and meet the particular needs of each individual. As well as spending time in talking therapy, we may, for example and when appropriate, also use art therapy, miniature model work, relaxation techniques, problem-focussed cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/ tapping). It’s important to me that you are involved in the process of your counselling, and I will never ask you to work in any way that you are not comfortable with.


Areas of counselling I deal with:


Adoption Issues

Affairs and Betrayals



Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression



Carer Support

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome



Eating Disorders

Emotional Abuse

Family Issues


Low Self-Confidence

Low Self-Esteem

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Panic Disorder


Postnatal Depression

Relationship Issues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Separation and Divorce

Sexual Abuse




Also:   Chronic health conditions – coping with diagnosis and self-management when living with a long-term health condition.

Therapies Offered (when appropriate)

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Gestalt Therapy

Transactional Analysis

Integrative Therapy

Art Therapy

  To contact me call 0786 407 4684 or email cathy@cathymacbethcounselling.co.uk