Cambridge Person Centre
Cambridge Person Centre is a private practice offering Counselling, CBT, EMDR and Supervision services. It is managed by Kathy Mitchell and Wendy Mersh. We are both BACP Accredited Counsellors with a wide range of experience working with individuals, adults and young people and have premises located in Fulbourn (near Cambridge) and Thriplow (near Duxford and Royston). In Fulbourn, Kathy offers Counselling for individuals & Couples, and Supervision. Wendy, based in Thriplow, offers Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and EMDR. In both locations we work from comfortable, relaxed premises with ample parking facilities
Phone 01763 208916
Phone 01223 709424
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc, Dip. Couns., Post Grad. Cert. CBT, Parts 1,2&3 EMDR Europe Accredited Training, BACP Accredited, UKRCP Reg.
I have been working in counselling and therapy since the early 1990’s when, after an initial training in Person Centred and Humanistic counselling (Diploma completed in 1995), I began working as a counsellor at Centre 33, the Young People’s Counselling Service in Cambridge where I worked for more than 15 years. During this time I also worked in GP Surgeries in Royston and Stevenage.
From 2007-9 I undertook further training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and this became my primary mode of working. This training combined with my Person Centred background means I offer the more structured problem solving approach of CBT while still regarding the client/therapist relationship as central to my work. I have also worked as a Cognitive Therapist for the NHS Intake & Treatment Team at Addenbrooks Hospital and in 2004 set up my private practice in Thriplow where I have a comfortable counselling room in an outhouse building. In January 2017 I completed a Parts 1,2 & 3 EMDR Europe Accredited Training and can now offer EMDR for trauma and other mental health difficulties.
I am an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and registered with the UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am also a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
MSc, Dip. Couns., ASIIP Cert. Supervision
BACP Accredited, UKRCP Reg.,
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with a background in psychology. I consider myself a person centred practitioner although I will often draw on my experience of other approaches in my work with clients. I have a more structured approach to working with couples based on the theory and practice of Emotion Focused Therapy.
After qualifying in 2002, I spent three years working with Centre 33, the Young People’s Counselling Service in Cambridge. In 2007, I established the in-school counselling service at Chesterton Community College offering counselling to pupils and staff. I have worked in private practice since 2002 and have a purpose built counselling room in Fulbourn, providing a safe, comfortable and professional space for my clients to be.
I hold the ASIIP Certificate in Integrative Supervision and offer counselling supervision to counsellors from various theoretical orientations as well as to other allied professionals, teachers, medical and safeguarding, either individually or in groups. I am a partner with Cambridge Supervision Training (www.cambridgesupervisiontraining.org) .
I am an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and registered with the UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescents / Teenagers
Childhood related issues
Why come for Counselling?
People come for counselling for many different reasons ranging from on-going personal development; support in dealing with a specific problem, such as those listed above, or during a time of crisis.
Deciding to seek counselling can sometimes feel like a big step but it is something that, with the right counsellor, most people find valuable. Whoever you are, whatever your age or situation, counselling can bring about many positive, life enhancing changes or it may simply offer somewhere for you to share your feelings in times of distress and to receive some additional support.