MBACP reg., Adult & Young Person Qualified Counsellor
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Do you hear yourself telling everyone that you’re ‘fine’, but really you aren’t fine?
Feelings of anxiety, panic and depression can get in the way of you living your best life. Maybe you’re having relationship, body image, school, college, or work issues?
Perhaps you feel like you aren’t good enough and are somehow failing. Do you worry about what other people think of you, or struggle to relax and feel safe?
Are you finding:
- it difficult to get on with your work, studies or life?
- that the pressure is too much?
- it hard to make decisions?
- it hard to love or even like yourself?
- you feel like hiding yourself away?
Sometimes we can feel guilty or ashamed about things that have happened (or are currently happening) to us that are difficult to talk about. Sometimes the pain, confusion or worry can become too much. Perhaps you aren’t even sure what it is that makes you feel like this.
Maybe you are feeling isolated, misunderstood and finding it difficult to share your problems with those around you? Do you feel that you don’t want to be a burden?
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The weight of painful thoughts and memories can become overwhelming, making it hard to sleep, which just adds to the cycle of feeling overwhelmed, anxious, upset or that you can't cope with things.
Imagine, for example, being able to go out and enjoy yourself without worrying, or having a panic attack, over what people (might) think about how you look or speak? How would it feel to no longer believe that everything is your fault when things go wrong, that you are enough and you don’t have to seek approval from others to be loved or accepted? Would you like to believe in yourself and your ability without comparing yourself to everyone else?
Counselling with me aims to help you:
- feel understood and less alone with what you are going through.
- begin to know what you want.
- explore more about yourself and why you are feeling the way that you are.
- develop helpful coping strategies.
- become more empowered, resilient, and confident going forward.
My approach is to work with and alongside you, providing a confidential place where you can talk about what you choose to.
The relationship with your therapist is key to helping you make the changes you wish for in yourself. I know from my own experience that it is important you feel comfortable, supported and at ease with whoever you choose to help you.
Clients who have worked with me have said that I am warm and easy to talk to. I am open minded and what you say matters to me. I believe that if you can begin to open up to me about what is going on for you that you will start to heal and feel better.
Daunting as this may seem, you’ve already taken the first step forward.
Working together we can find the solutions that you are looking for. You are not alone, I’m here to listen to you.
Counselling sessions with me can either be in-person in my private counselling room or online via Zoom.
I offer a free confidential 20 minute consultation. This helps you get to know me a little better. You will have the opportunity give me brief details of your situation, ask any questions you may have and see if the way that I work suits you. Please contact me today by phone or text on 07950 795255, or email me to book your free initial call.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor working with young people and adults, with a variety of issues, in private practice, Cambridge University and mental health charities. I have also worked as a counselling tutor, training potential counsellors for their National Counselling Society Diploma qualification.
My clients come from diverse backgrounds, presenting with different issues, including: anxiety, low mood, depression, low self-esteem, school/exam pressures, self-harm, body image, trauma, emotional abuse and chronic pain.
I engage in over 30 hours of Continual Professional Development training every year to ensure that my skills are continually evolving, relevant and up to date.
National Counselling Society Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (Distinction)
Registered Member of The British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS
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
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).
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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
When I work
My counselling room is comfortable, private and confidential. It is in Hauxton, just south of Cambridge, near Junction 11 of the M11 and the A10. There is plenty of free parking.
I also work online via Zoom with clients throughout the UK.