Charlotte Snoxall MBACP Accred. UKRCP
As a highly experienced and fully accredited therapist I offer counselling to both individuals and couples in Cambridge. I have worked within the NHS, Private Practice and have extensive experience of working at the University of Cambridge with both students and staff.
As a qualified supervisor I offer clinical supervision of other counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health professionals. I work with individuals, diads and groups and have a wealth of experience working with therapists during all stages of their careers including training.
I specialise in short-term focused therapy but am trained and experienced in offering long-term counselling and therapy also. My aim is through forging a strong and committed professional therapeutic relationship I help clients identify and explore issues and work on constructive ways of resolving patterns of responding accordingly.
I have a special interest in working with eating disorders, and have many years of experience working with clients struggling with disordered eating and other negative and compulsive coping mechanisms including alcohol and self-harm. I work both individually and with groups in this area.
I believe our early ways of responding to others and how we learn to manage our feelings lead to us develop patterns of relating to both our inner and outer world often in a compromised manner. By exploring these, much greater insight and self-awareness are gained and relatively small changes in thinking and behaviour can lead to far-reaching positive consequences.
People approach therapy for a myriad of different reasons but the important starting point is that they recognise that they may be feeling 'stuck' and unable to resolve their troubles. My view is that counselling is like physiotherapy for the mind, and offers the unique opportunity to look at one's own situation (whether as an individual or as a couple) more objectively within a confidential and non-judgmental setting. It offers the space to explore issues, gain far deeper self-awareness and seek resolution resulting in the opportunity to move forwards more positively.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships, The Grove, London
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2 years) - University of Cambridge
- Diploma in Supervision - Institute of Group Analysis (1 year) - Distinction
- Certificate in Understanding Trauma: Principles and Practice (Tavistock Clinic, London, 1 year)
- Certificate in Group Analysis - Institute of Group Analysis (1 year)
- Working with Couples - Tavistock Clinic, London
- Accredited and Registered Member - British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy since 2007
- Licensed Practitioner - Understand your Eating
- Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders - National Centre for Eating Disorders
- Neuroscience Research Reading & Clinical Discussion Group - Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (member of group for 5 years)
- Brief Dynamic Therapy - Birkbeck College, London
- Time-conscious Therapy - Jenifer Elton-Wilson - University of Cambridge Counselling Service
- Data Protection, Confidentiality & Note-writing workshop with Peter Jenkins, University of Cambridge Counselling Service
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory - Cambridge Regional College - 2 years
- A minimum of 30 hours of recognised CPD undertaken each year since qualifying
Having worked primarily for the University of Cambridge since 2002, but also within the NHS and private practice, my experience is extremely broad. However my 'specialism' has been in short-term focused therapy and working with Disordered Eating (including Anorexia, Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia, Compulsive and Binge-Eating). I also have extensive experience of working with victims of psychological and physical abuse, sexual violence and rape, as well as supervise other therapists who work in this area. I regularly work with anxiety and stress-related disorders, depression, relationship issues and addictive behaviours such as self-harm and alcohol abuse, both individually and with couples.
I designed and facilitated the Disordered Eating Group with the University Counselling Service, Cambridge for 5 years. I also ran both a postgraduate and undergraduate ongoing therapy groups for many years within the student service.
I offered numerous workshops and talks within the University of Cambridge covering topics such as Exam Stress, Time Management, 'How to Handle Your Supervisor', Self Esteem and Peer Support.
I was a tutor for a number of years on the year-long Supervision training course at the Institue of Group Analysis, London.
I work with and supervise at The Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, Cambridge and SERICC (South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre). I have set up and run, and co-facilitated various groups for survivors of Sexual Abuse and Rape. Most recently a focused support group for Mothers of Young Survivors.
I offer workshops and facilitate training days within schools as part of their personal development curriculum, and organisations with selected groups of members including topics such as Self-Esteem, Managing Exam Stress, Effective Communication and Time Management.
I co-ordinated the Peer Support scheme within the University of Cambridge for six years, training students in a 30-hour program focusing on effective communication, offering effective support, boundaries and crisis management. This role also included offering ongoing supervision and support of peer supporters through Reflective Practice groups and CPD events.
I am an active member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) having chaired the Executive Committee of the BACP: Universities & Colleges Division 2012-2013, as well as chairing the Conference Committee 2010-2012.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Compulsive Eating Disorders
£70 per session (50 minutes) for individual therapy and supervision
£90 per hour for couple work for 1 hour session, £ 135 per 1.5 hour session
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Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified supervisor with nine years experience of supervising counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners.View supervision profile