Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low motivation - I will work with you to sort through these negative feelings that can hold you back and cause confusion and distress.
I practice in Biggleswade and Cambridge, creating a safe space in which you can reflect on your life experiences, current problems and challenges, and work towards positive changes.
About the counselling I offer
Person-centred therapy focuses on the client as the expert, with the counsellor taking a non-directive approach and providing a safe environment to fully explore all aspects of the self with fear of judgement. Existential therapy is concerned with searching for meaning, recognising where meaning is found, and taking control over the choices in everyday life that contribute to living in a meaningful way. Working across these two types of therapy, I will support and encourage you to work towards an understanding and acceptance of yourself, and a realisation of the power and control you have to make changes and achieve your full potential.
Cognitive Behavioural techniques are methods of recognising where thought patterns can lead to destructive behaviour and challenging the beliefs that perpetuate the behaviour. I find that combining Cognitive Behavioural methods with an exploration of the self that comes with the Person-Centred/Existential model, a deeper understanding of issues can be gained whilst maintaining a focus on simply feeling better and more able to function day-to-day.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have experience of counselling within a university health department and an NHS GP surgery, working with a range of issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns and anger management.
Outside of private practice, I work in mental health in a management role.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I can offer some sessions at a reduced fee for students or those on a lower income. I can also offer reduced fees to parents; those with babies or young children are welcome to bring their child with them. Please contact me for more information.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and while prices are agreed individually according to income, the non-reduced fee is £40-50 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
By arrangement, including evenings and weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|