Practitioners & Teachers

Jill McArthur

Catherine Beal

I’m Catherine, founder of Compassionate Connections Counselling & Psychotherapy. My approach is person centred, which means that I believe, that you are the expert of yourself, therefore I’m not here to tell you what to do, or to give you advice, as I believe you know what you need. My aim is to offer you a therapeutic relationship, where you can explore what you need, your thoughts and feelings, and a way through and forward, at a pace that is supportive, and compassionate. I offer a non judgmental environment, that is free from evaluation.

I have a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have experience of working as a mental health care assistant, within a medium secure mental health hospital, where I witnessed a different approach to person centred therapy. Through experiencing different approaches I gained a sense of my own way of being, and my own way of working. I have previously trained and volunteered with Samaritans, and I have trained and volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Support.

My specialisms are bereavement and loss, addictions, systemic trauma, and counselling services trauma. I also work with relationship trauma, family relationship trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, other mental health issues, and other life events, and transitions.

I see and understand just how vulnerable exploring counselling can feel, and the courage it takes to begin therapy. My own counselling journey began through my personal life events, which led me to seek my own personal therapy. I have experienced the journey, and have felt how transformative the experience can be.

My wish is to do my very best, to help and support you, whatever you’re facing, so that you don’t have to face what you’re going through alone. Compassion means to suffer with, let’s begin this journey together.

I work with adults. I am a member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy )

1 hour session costs £45. I offer concessions for those on a low income, and trainee counsellors.

To book a session, or to learn more about my practice. Contact Catherine at
Phone 07538 232363
Email Address [email protected]