41 Simpkin Close
I offer a private, independent counselling and psychotherapy practice for clients who are experiencing distress because of life problems, relationship or health related difficulties.
There are different ways that we can work together. I offer:
Individual Counselling or Psychotherapy
- Free initial consultation for any counselling or therapy
- Brief Counselling 6-10 sessions
- Short Term of 10-20 sessions
- Medium Term (approx. 40 sessions)
- Long Term Counselling and Psychotherapy (By Mutual Agreement)
- Group Psychotherapy
I also offer:
- Individual Counselling
- Therapy for Long Term Health Problems (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Cancer. Any health condition that affects your ability to make the most of your life)
- Staff Support Groups
- Professional Development groups
Training, qualifications & experience
2011 – 2012 Contracted by Hunts Health GP Fund Holder Consortium to provide a trial of psychotherapy diabetics who were difficult to treat and/or resistant to accepting self care responsibility for diabetes.
2011 – to date. Faculty of Education, Cambridge University. Facilitated the professional development group for the child and adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling course.
2009 – 2013. NHS Psychotherapy Department, NHS Mental Health Trust, London. I provided individual and group psychotherapy to patients as part of my Professional Development.
2008 – to date Private Psychotherapy Practice with individual and group psychotherapy clients.
October 2008 – Qualified in Group-Analytic Psychotherapy (Postgraduate Diploma). Clinical placement in a Psychotherapy Department in an NHS Mental Health Trust. I provided psychotherapy for individual patients and ran a psychotherapy group for 35 months.
2007 – 2011 Faculty of Continuing Ed, University of Cambridge, Facilitated experiential groups on an adult counselling course.
June 2005 – 2011 Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley College, University of Cambridge. Facilitated professional development group for student counsellors.
1983 to Current Date - RGN with over 30 years of Intensive Care nursing experience.
Training and Qualifications
2014 – Masters Degree (MSc) in Group Psychotherapy. Dissertation – A Group Psychotherapy Approach to Improving Adherence to Treatment in Diabetes: Developing a Service for Patients and Staff.
September 2008 Qualified in Group-Analytic Psychotherapy. Membership of Institute of Group Analysis (Mem. Inst.G.A.) Reg No: 19820.
September 2008 Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Reg No: 08160142.
September 2002 – Clinical Supervision course – Homerton College, Cambridge School of Health Studies.
September 2001 completed the Introductory Course at the Turvey Centre for Group Analysis.
February 2000 – Associate of CIPD (IPD No 11578129) - DeMontfort University. (Lapsed Membership)
April 1998 - Cert. Psychodynamic Counselling and Groupwork - University of Cambridge Board of Continuing Education.
October 1995 - Foundation Cert. Counselling and Groupwork - University of Cambridge Board of Continuing Education.
July 1992 - ENBCC 100 General Intensive Care Nursing Cert.
1986 - Registered General Nurse (R.G.N.) - NMC PIN 83I3304E
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I charge £30 for individual therapy sessions.
For group therapy sessions, I charge £20.
I can offer reduced fees for some clients on low income or benefits.
If you have long-term health problems and are unable to come to me then we can negotiate home visits within a radius of 20 miles of St Neots.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday to Friday mornings from 7am and some limited evening work.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|