The Village Counsellor
20 Mercers Row
There are many reasons why someone might want to consider counselling. Sometimes it’s a question of curiosity about ourselves: who we are, and how we live our lives. Perhaps more often, the prompt might be encountering difficulties in our health, our relationships, or our work. Either way, a supportive counselling relationship can help make more sense of our lives, and find our own ways to live them more fully.
I trained as an integrative counsellor, meaning I apply a depth understanding of a number of approaches to thinking about human relationships and psychology. Primarily I am a relational therapist: I believe that we learn who we are and how we engage with others in our early relationships, and that through novel relationships - with a therapist for example - we can change unhelpful learned patterns and find a new way for ourselves.
I see clients during the week at my private rooms in a quiet, discreet village location 12 miles outside Cambridge, and 7 miles from each of Saffron Walden and Royston. On Sundays, I work from a location in central Cambridge. Free parking is available outside both locations.
I am also able to see clients in their own homes or offices if that is requested, and if an appropriate, confidential space is available for us to use. Please contact me to discuss your wishes and to see what might be possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre in London, and have also trained with the following teachers and organisations:
Awareness in Bereavement Care - at Cruse Bereavement Care
Orphan Wisdom School - with Stephen Jenkinson in Ontario, Canada
Foundation in Gestalt Psychotherapy - at Metanoia in London
How the Therapist's Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy - with Dr David Wallin
Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma - with Dr Janina Fisher
Living and Working with Dissociation - with Carolyn Spring and PODS
Embodied Support for Contact - with Dr Jim Kepner
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
My usual fees are:
- £50 per 60-minute session in Chrishall
- £60 per 60-minute session in Cambridge
Fees for home visits vary, according to travel times.
I offer some concessionary rates for clients on low incomes - contact me to enquire about availability.
I accept payment by cash, card and bank transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I see clients in Chrishall between 8.00am and 9.00pm Mondays to Fridays, and in Cambridge between 9.00am and 8.00pm on Sundays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|