About Cathy Boyd

Prior to training as a counsellor I worked as an English teacher. My first job as a counsellor was in a further education college as a student counsellor. I did this for seven years, initially as a counsellor only, and then later as head of the counselling service, organising and managing the service at the same time as providing counselling myself.

In 2002 I started working independently in private practice and gradually built up and established my practice. With time I decided to do some further training in order to qualify as a psychotherapist.


  • Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • UKCP registration

My work is supported by clinical supervision and continuous professional development. 

I am accountable to the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) which publishes ethical guidelines and has a complaints procedures in place.

Contact Cathy Boyd

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