Olga Fuentes MBPsS, Reg. MBACP, BSc (Hons), MA
21 Portugal Place
I am a counsellor/psychotherapist, a graduate psychologist and a counselling tutor. I work with children, young people, adults, couples and families.
I abide by the ethical framework of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and of the code of ethics of BPS (British Psychological Society) and AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice), which means that I am committed to continual professional development and regular supervision to ensure I can offer excellence in my practice. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and a member of AFT.
My approach integrates Psychodynamic theory and Systemic therapy, including Narrative therapy, when working with relationship problems (couple, family, friends, at work, etc.). I also practice eclecticism when working with a wide range of issues as I select different approaches according to clients's needs, incorporating principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Humanistic. To me, counselling and psychotherapy mainly involve actively listening, understanding and accepting clients in order to enhance their well-being and to help them make effective changes in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) in Philosophy and Educational Science from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from ARU (Cambridge, UK).
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Hills Road Sixth Form College (Cambridge, UK).
I have a MA in Relationship Therapy (Relate Institute, validated by University of Hull).
I have worked in mainstream and specialist schools, supporting, teaching and tutoring children and young people. I have been involved with local charities and organisations such as Lifecraft as a Lifeline volunteer, Centre 33 and Wintercomfort where I worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist, and with Blue Smile where I have been a therapeutic mentor. I have, in the past, been employed by Cambridgeshire County Council as part of a team dedicated to the inclusion of children with physical, behavioural and learning difficulties in the community.
Currently I am teaching Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge.
At present, I am working at Relate Cambridge as a counsellor/psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
£50.00 for individuals
£60.00 for couples
£65.00 for families
I am particularly interested in working with individuals with cross cultural and relationship issues as well as problems at work or with their studies.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client