Yvonne McPartland: BA (Hons), Ad Dip Couns, Ad Post Dip Cert, MBACP (Accred)
07599 206 893
I am a highly experienced compassionate and empathic counsellor/psychotherapist. I work with individuals and couples (including family members such as mother and daughter) in Royston and Newmarket.
Perhaps you are nervous about taking the first step - a position that I totally understand. An initial consultation gives you an opportunity to find out if I am the right therapist for you, with no obligation to continue. You may know exactly what brings you to counselling, or you may be confused and in need of clarity. Either way, counselling offers you an opportunity to explore issues in a safe and confidential environment, and you may be surprised at the difference that it can make to your life.
In my counselling practice, I aim to provide a non-judgemental space in which we can look at whatever is causing you concern. We will work together to talk through issues, enhance your self-understanding and possibly identify changes that you may choose to make in order to improve your quality of life and the relationships around you.
My various trainings have me flexible in my approach and able to tailor my work to your needs. I do believe that some exploration of the past can be invaluable for understanding the present and creating a better future. Do please look at my website for further information. www.yvonnemcpartlandcounselling.co.uk and feel free to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training is Psychodynamic and led to an Advanced Diploma in Counselling from the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. I completed training placements in Harlow and Letchworth. Post qualification, I gained accreditation with the BACP, and have worked for several years in private practice in a GP setting and more recently also in a counselling practice in Newmarket. I trained to work with Young People with Relate, and spent three years working with students at secondary schools in Essex. My couples counselling training was Person-centred, gaining me an Advanced Post-Diploma Certificate .
I have completed the training course on understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse provided by Choices, Cambridge.
I consider continuing professional development as vital in upgrading my skills and knowledge, and have completed additional training in those areas of counselling in which I work, from bereavement and loss to Mindfulness, which very much influences my work with anxiety and stress.
I have an upper second-class honours degree in Economics and Economic and Social History. Prior to my counselling career, I have many years of experience in teaching at secondary and undergraduate level, and before that I worked in banking. This breadth of experience enriches my counselling practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of isolation, managing change, loss, ill-health, life stage/identity, lack of direction, Personal Development, communication difficulties.
My fees are reviewed annually and are currently
Individuals: £45 per 50 minute session
Couples: £65 per one hour session
Please feel free to get in touch with me.
I offer counselling that is time-limited short-term work as well as open-ended longer-term, whichever is appropriate in your circumstances.
I require 48 hours notice of cancellation of appointments. Please get in touch for more information.
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Type of session
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