Abi Jude

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MBACP, BA (Hons), Humanistic, Formative Psychology, Gestalt
Available for new clients
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Cambridge CB2 & London N4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes we may have a clear idea of what we'd like from therapy and other times it can feel daunting and unclear, but we know that we are struggling and unhappy.

Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression or have recently been questioning if you have ADHD or something similar I will work with you to listen, understand and support you to create a different way of living that is more satisfying and empowering. 

I am focussed on working with you in the here and now and supporting you to make proactive change to your day to day experience. We are all unique and my approach is about understanding and supporting who you are and what you want for yourself. 

I am an experienced therapist with a strong track record and work with people across a broad spectrum of age, gender, race, class and background in a confidential one to one setting, to build a trusting relationship. I will listen and empathise so we can develop what you would like for yourself at this stage in your life and what you'd like from your wider relationships, so you can take charge over your experience.

My previous work has been in film, digital media and as a dating consultant. I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients from education, legal, corporate and the financial sectors to artists, digital and creatives. I enjoy working with creativity, intelligence and purpose, by working with what is present in the room to understand and nurture how you are unique as an individual and then what you’d like to develop for yourself. 

I understand the pressures that work, family and relationships can place on us and the importance of how we manage our experience within these parts of our life and find a satisfying balance and live with authenticity.

I am also a working mother and have worked with both men and women on the challenges that separations/divorce, work/life balance and parenthood can bring us. I bring my warmth, intelligence,  integrity and understanding to the work, with a commitment to holding a safe and boundaried space for you. If you have any questions about how I could work with you then please call or email me to arrange an initial, exploratory session.
Sessions are for 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully-qualified humanistic psychotherapist, trained at City University and at Spectrum, a Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy. I've worked at the Daubeney Children’s Centre and City and Hackney Mind as a volunteer therapist from 2011 to December 2014. I am a member of the BACP and abide by its Ethical Framework. http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/

Summary of courses and qualifications:

Spectrum Certificate comprising:

  • Counselling course (at City University)
  • Spectrum One year course in psychotherapy
  • Spectrum One year continuation course
  • Spectrum Postgraduate course
  • The Basic Sexuality course
  • Childhood sexual abuse: occurrence and prevention
  • Developing Clinical skills
  • Ongoing group on boundaries

I am in ongoing supervision, group therapy and individual therapy.

I have full insurance cover.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked at the Daubeney Children's Centre, in addition to working at Mind with men and women, so have experience when working with mothers and their children, relationship issues with partners, breakups, violence, depression, rape, abuse, stress, anxiety, fear and a feeling of being stuck or lacking choice in our lives.

I have also worked in a challenging job within the media for over 20 years, and have experience of dealing with work stress, career management, transition and change.

Fees

£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

We will have an initial meeting by phone to discuss what you’d like to work on and any questions you may have about the process and then we can discuss how you’d like to move forward.  

I charge £70 a session, and each session runs for 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work from 10am to 2pm Monday and Wednesday face to face and 9am to 3pm Tuesday and Thursday.

Further information

I am in ongoing therapy and supervision as we all experience difficulties and pain throughout our lives as part of our human experience. This can sometimes leave us feeling isolated, sad and stuck and we learn to judge ourselves. However, I have a strong belief that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life, to be treated with respect and to experience love.

Beechwood Medical Centre, 41 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1NT

12 Broadbent Close, Highgate, London, N4 1EE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

We have rooms available on our ground floor, which do require a few steps to reach (4 steps) and can be booked if necessary

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Abi Jude
Abi Jude