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Dr Cathy McQuaid

Integrative humanistic counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer

With over 20 years’ experience as a therapist and 30 working within the helping professions, I know counselling and psychotherapy work.

During this time I have offered counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, using a combination of the person-centred approach with Transactional Analysis and psychodynamic theoretical models. I believe the client themselves holds the answers to their questions. What I provide is warmth, compassion, respect and a safe space in which they can tell their story: a willingness to share the therapeutic journey and to help them to reach the goals they set. The approaches I use can help the client understand the history of their difficulties, and offer a way forward in terms of restructuring or realigning their perceptions of life, helping them rediscover their drive towards wholeness and health.

As a supervisor I offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists, something I have done since 2002. In addition I am endorsed to teach and supervise Transactional Analysis by the European Association for Transactional Analysis, this means I can teach and supervise supervisors and trainers. More information about Transactional Analysis is here

I have experience of setting up and running a training and therapy centre, of gaining MSc recogition for my courses and running a low cost therapy centre. I am also a researcher with a specific interest in training courses and training standards. Having completed my DPsych in 2010 I have gone on to continue my research into counselling and psychotherapy training from both the trainees and trainers perspectives. I am passionate about training and training standards and want to work with others who wish to work to the best of their ability with integrity, passion and trustworthiness.

Having relocated from Cornwall to Liverpool from 1st October I will be working from The Women's Organisation, 54 St James St, Liverpool, L1 0AB, click here for location information and directions.

If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, please email me via this link or call me on 07428 551163 between 9.30am and 5pm. I do not interrupt sessions to answer the phone, but there is a confidential answering machine; please leave your name, number and any message, and I will call you back.