07979 356 330
Underlying all the problems people have is the experience of distress and it is this experience that I can help with. I cannot change your problems but I can help you understand your feelings and help you think clearly about what is going on.
I offer Psychotherapy and EMDR for a wide variety of things that include anxiety and depression, isolation, trauma, Long-Term Health Conditions (LHC’s) like Diabetes, Heart Failure or other chronic physical health problem.
Any diabetic (type 1 or 2) can run into problems with self-care and people with long-term health conditions sometimes also have levels of Anxiety and Depression that are not easily recognised. Anxiety and Depression combined with any long-term health condition is a serious problem that can increase the risk of ill-health complications.
I am an EMDR therapist in training and offer this service for anyone feeling traumatised by life events. Trauma is often thought of as a major event (the "T" trauma) but often anything that leaves its mark on the soul can be equally painful and have long lasting effects (the "t" trauma).
There are different ways that we can work together. I offer:
Individual Counselling or Psychotherapy
- 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
Call me or send a text to my number and I will call you back as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
2016 to Date - Supervision of Individual counsellors in a group setting.
2011 – 2012 Contracted by Hunts Health GP Fund Holder Consortium to provide a trial of psychotherapy for diabetics with difficulties managing their diabetic self-care.
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 - Counselling and Psychotherapy in Private 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 – 2017 Faculty of Continuing Ed, University of Cambridge, Facilitated experiential groups on an adult counselling course.
June 2005 – 2010 Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley College, University of Cambridge. Facilitated professional development group for student counsellors.
1983 to 2015 - RGN with over 30 years of Intensive Care nursing experience. Retired
Training and Qualifications
October 2017 EMDR Training to Level 1
May 2017 International Congress on Attachment and Trauma
2015 Short and Long Term Group-Analytic Psychotherapy (Training in 20 week and 2 year time limited group therapy)
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 - 2015 Registered General Nurse (R.G.N.) - Retired
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 £40 for individual therapy sessions.
For group therapy or group supervision sessions, I charge £20.
I can offer reduced fees for some clients on very 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|