Carmen Farrugia MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Carmen Farrugia MBACP Accredited Counsellor

The Hub Business Centre
Hubbard Way
2 Civic Drive

Howard House Surgery
31 Orwell Road
IP11 7DD


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About me

As a MBACP Registered Accredited Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychotherapist I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and am committed to helping each client within the therapeutic relationship towards a more fulfilling life and a greater sense of self.

I have worked with people experiencing a broad range of difficulties including,anxiety,panic attacks,social anxiety,stress and depression primarily offering techniques in managing and overcoming these particular difficulties (using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy if appropriate) as well as exploring the deeper underlying issues they may be linked to.

Also relationship issues,divorce,loss and separation,bereavement,low mood,emotional eating and many others.

I have my own private practice with offices in Ipswich Felixstowe (Suffolk) Essex and London.

I've had many years of experience working within the NHS and have a good working relationship and the confidence of local GP's who refer their patients to me who I sometimes see at their own surgeries .
I am also a volunteer Counsellor for a local charity and offer a limited number of concessionary sessions.
(subject to availability)
I also Clinically supervise other qualified and trainee counsellors

Therapeutic Counselling provides a safe space to explore personal and sometimes difficult painful feelings, thoughts and problems in a non-judgmental, accepting understanding confidential and supportive environment.

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with :

  • Anxiety - managing and overcoming
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Stress - work related and /or other
  • Social Phobia
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression - reoccurring or reactionary
  • Relationship problems
  • Emotional over eating
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Work related stress and learning how to manage stress more effectively
  • Improving self esteem and confidence

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited and registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am an experienced couunsellor ,  fully trained and qualified on a BACP Accredited course.

I trained on a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited program for four years and graduated in 1998 and have accrued over 20,000 counselling hours .
Although Person Centred trained I also use other theoretical approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) interventions if appropriate.

I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling , a Diploma in professional Studies , certificate in Counselling for Depression ( Recommended by N.I.C,E. and BACP endorsed), a post graduate certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a certificate in Clinical counselling Supervision ( BACP endorsed)
I maintain and update my continued professional development through regularly attending workshops and courses .

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity due to cultural differences
Sexual Identity


Fees and cancellation policy

Fees in Suffolk are £50.00 per session (including initial assessment) payable either by cash , cheque or bank transfer at the end of each session which are usually on a weekly basis for approximately a duration of 50 minutes.

Fees in London are £95.00 per session. Clients are under no obligation to continue with further sessions following the first assessment session if they so wish.

Appointment times as follow: 
Weekdays  Monday to Thursday. 08.00 to 18.30

In order to cover my expenses I require 24 hours notice of cancellation otherwise the full session fee will be charged.

Further information


Maps & Directions

Ipswich, IP1 2QA
Felixstowe, IP11 7DD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Maltese


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme