Fiona Broadhurst, BSc Hons, Reg MBACP (Accred), Dip Adlerian Coun (IIP)
I am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), with extensive experience of working in GP surgeries as well as in a local counselling agency. I currently combine work in independent practice alongside working part-time as a Counsellor in the NHS. I deliver assertiveness training throughout Cambridgeshire, and have also been a tutor on a local counselling course.
I work with individuals with a wide range of issues, and offer short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy in a ground floor room situated on the south side of Cambridge city near Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The location is easily accessible by public transport, and by car from the M11 or A14, and there is ample free parking on the road and driveway. Day-time appointments are available on a Monday or a Friday.
How I work
People seek therapy for many different reasons. You might be feeling stuck in certain behaviours or thought patterns that you would like to move away from; you might be feeling overwhelmed by specific life events such as:
- stressed by circumstances at home or at work
- troubled by past or present relationships
- or by feelings of anxiety
- low self-esteem.
You may feel unsure or hesitant about asking for help - taking the first step is a courageous one. However, many people find that engaging with talking therapy provides immense benefits, not least a deeper understanding of themselves and greater satisfaction and contentment in life and relationships.
I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for people to explore their issues and find the courage and insight they need to make the changes in their life that they want to make. This is different for each person that I work with. For example, I might help someone look at the underlying beliefs they hold about themselves, others and the world, and explore where these beliefs stem from. This helps them gain insight into the unique map they have for finding their way through life, and identify, where necessary, alternative ways of thinking and behaving. Another person might want to look more at here-and-now issues and collaboratively explore ways through situations that they are currently experiencing. Most people find the process of talking with a trained therapist is in itself incredibly useful.
My practice is integrative, based on the concepts of Alfred Adler (1870-1937). The Adlerian therapeutic relationship is characterised by collaboration between therapist and client, working towards mutually agreed goals, from a consistently encouraging stance.
I also incorporate aspects of mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy into my work as appropriate. Both of these approaches have been proven to have a positive impact on a person’s well-being.
If you would like to explore the possibility of having counselling or psychotherapy with me, please contact me via text, email or phone to arrange an initial appointment. This will be an opportunity for us to meet, get an overview of the issues you would like to discuss and see how we both feel about working together. If, for any reason, we both feel that another therapy or agency may be more suitable, I would be happy to re-direct you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Adlerian Counselling (Theory & Practice of Individual Psychology) (Dip. IIP) 2007
Advanced Certificate in the Theory of Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling Skills 2004
Substantial ongoing continuing professional development including workshops on trauma, mindfulness, stress, depression, reflective practice.
BSc Hons Anthropology.
As a member of the BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and am subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45 for daytime appointments
More than 10 years’ experience in Adult Careers Counselling and Employment Advice, helping people in periods of change, from finding a first job to sustaining work through periods of stress. I have an excellent understanding of issues related to stress and lack of fulfilment at work, and of supporting and encouraging clients to fulfil their potential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|