Edwina Clark MBACP (Snr Accred) UKRCP
I work in Cambridge, Warboys and St Ives - moving flexibly between the three places - daytime and some evenings. This has included working for mental health charities, private and EAP work.
This work has brought very different clients, with widely ranging issues and concerns.
My core training was psychodynamic, and I place the relationship at the centre of my work, acknowledging how the past may affect present feelings and behaviour.
However, I integrate aspects of other counselling models, as appropriate, to heighten challenge or give focus to time limited work.
I work 1:1 with individuals - short or long-term.
Together we can:
- identify problems or challenges
- focus on what can change
- gain fresh perspective
- consider the consequences of different options
- acknowledge the impact of life events on emotional well-being
- focus on moving forward
- identify personal strengths and coping strategies to enable change or manage crisis
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor.
I gained my Advanced Diploma in psychodynamic counselling from Cambridge University.
I have worked in association with -
- a GP surgery
- mental health charities
- private practice
- EAP work
I have received further training in -
- Counselling for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Choices)
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Foundation in Group analysis (Cambridge Institute of Group Analysis)
- MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My initial training and work was in scientific research, working for a national organisation.
I later worked in education, working with special needs children. The work was on a one to one basis, needing clear communication; ability to build trust; patience; fine-tuning to another person’s abilities and needs; determination to reflect on outcome and try a different approach - relying heavily on my own interpersonal skills and and ability to connect.
I have worked with children on the autistic spectrum; those with speech and language impairment; cerebral palsy and children with behavioural problems resulting from neglect and abuse.
I place great value on creativity - particularly music.