Looking for a counsellor?
We all have times in our lives when it might be helpful to share our concerns with someone outside our situation. Perhaps you feel counselling could be helpful for you?
I work with both individuals and couples, for an agreed, appropriate period of time which we will review regularly. The aim would be to enable you to enhance your life and your relationships, working within a supportive, trusting relationship.
Our initial meeting consists of a free half hour assessment where we look at the issues concerning you and decide whether we would be comfortable working together. Following this would be a charged hour where we consider the direction and timescale for subsequent sessions and begin our work together.
Our sessions will last for a minimum of one hour but I am able to offer flexibility and longer sessions if this would be helpful. Within that hour I will encourage and support you to gain a clear understanding of your present situation and consider possible ways of moving forward with your life.
Issues covered in counselling can include depression, anxiety and panic, stress, illness, bereavement, problems at work, difficulties in relationships, sexuality, anger, confusion, effects of abuse, making changes and coping with difficult situations that arise in life.
I work with a variety of approaches including CBT, utilizing whatever will work best for each individual client. I have a calm and positive temperament, and am committed to providing a high quality of service to clients.
My Practice is in the centre of Ely, where I am able to provide a safe, relaxing and confidential atmosphere. I am within easy reach of the surrounding villages, and of Cambridge. I am close to the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk, 10 miles from Newmarket on the A142..
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist and an experienced and Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the BACP. I am also a qualified and experienced supervisor.
The accreditation process ensures that I work ethically and can demonstrate a sound and approved training, personal therapy and ongoing supervision of my work. It also ensures that I continue in ongoing professional development and this is reviewed annually to allow my status to continue.
I have eighteen years experience of being a counsellor and supervisor in private practice. I am also an affiliate counsellor for several EAP providers.
I hold the following qualifications:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Professional Studies (Supervision).
Diploma (level 5) in Management Coaching and Mentoring.
Certificate in Supervision of Counselling,
Diploma in Counselling,
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer supervision to individuals and groups in the helping professions and teachers, to support them in a confidential setting to deal with the stresses they may be coping with. Often unavailable through work, this can be supportive in maintaining mental health and reducing stress-related illness or the need to take premature retirement.
I offer a full one hour session.
My fee scale is as follows:-
Free initial 30 minute session
Individual work £45 per hour,
Couples £50 per hour,
Outside organisations/EAP providers/Insurance work on application.
Student counsellors £40 per session
Qualified therapists £50 per session
Other client groups. On application.
email and telephone counselling available