Living with high levels of anxiety, shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from society. Dealing with these symptoms can feel overwhelming. However, having a safe place where you can talk freely can be the first step towards understanding and processing painful emotions.
Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel you are ready to make a positive change in your life, we can work together to achieve your goals. I will provide you with a safe space that is free of judgement, where you can talk and learn more about your thoughts and feelings. Through insight, exploration, and adaptation I can help you to reach greater level of connectedness with yourself and others, feeling hope for the present and future and developing skills to regain better emotional control that will help you to achieve better quality of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is mainly in adult mental health. This has been a journey of more than 20 years that started in Spain and then I followed once I moved to Cambridge in 2009. In Spain I have worked with homeless, drug misuse, people with chronic mental issues and dual diagnosis. Here in Cambridge, for the last 11 years, I have been working with complex cases and for the last three I was delivering open ended counselling sessions in the NHS, Adult Mental Health Services for people with enduring mental health conditions.
I have a BA (Hons) in Counselling-Psychotherapy, Dip in Counselling, Dip in CBT (Anxiety, Depression Relationships and Pastoral CBT) and an extensive training in Personality Disorders. I am a registered member of the BACP.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with