Emotional pain and distress will have brought you to these pages. Counselling/psychotherapy allows you a secure and confidential space to explore your often complicated feelings and patterns of behaviour, to better understand how they arose from your life experiences, to get insight into why some of your coping strategies might no longer be helpful, and to make new positive choices.
You might consider therapy because of relationship issues, specific anxiety problems, generalised anxiety, depression, stress, illness or other reasons. Whatever it is, I can offer a peaceful, relaxed setting, where you will be properly and respectfully listened to, can talk in confidence and can express your feelings without fear of being judged. Together we can think about how you can try out and choose more creative ways of living your life.
Having personally experienced what a difference therapy can make, I started training myself, first as a psychodynamic (Adlerian) counsellor, then building on this, to train in Systemic Family Therapy and as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I have also experience in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Mindfulness. I can therefore respond to each individual person according to their needs. In the centre my approach is always the respect for your feelings and the knowledge that positive choices are possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 20 years experience working in a National Health setting and in Private Practice and am qualified both as a psychodynamic counsellor (Adlerian) and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, registered with the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy and with UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists). I also have extensive experience in CBT, Systemic Family Therapy and Mindfulness. This allows me to integrate aspects of these models to you particular needs. I adhere to the UKCP Code of Ethics.
I work with individuals and couples, short- and long-term.
Accredited register membership
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
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
My fees range from £45-50 per 50-minute session for individuals, depending on the time of day (Mornings £45, £50 after 1:00 pm).
Couples sessions are £75.
Reduced fees may be available in certain circumstances.
My practice is easily accessible, with good parking facilities.
There is also a 1-hourly bus service from Cambridge city centre(Nr. 18)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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This will fluctuate, but morning appointments are often immediately available, and at a reduced fee of £45.
Types of client