Esther McNeill Adv.Dip.Couns. (MBACP)
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor. Over the past twelve years I have worked with a great many clients struggling with common emotional health difficulties such as depression, anxiety and stress. My therapeutic focus is on helping people to understand the impact of experiences in childhood and adolescence; and to come to terms with loss, trauma and conflict.
I have a particular interest in relationships – whether with family, romantic or sexual partners, colleagues or friends – and the ways in which they can be affected by our upbringing and interactions with people early on in life. If you are feeling held back by difficulties in your past, I might be the right therapist for you to work with. My aim is to help you to explore your experiences in a safe, non-judgemental and open-minded space. We will work together to develop the tools that enable you to break free from old patterns and develop new, healthier ways of coping and relating to yourself and to those around you.
Having graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling from Cambridge University in 2010, I went on to train as a clinical supervisor with the Adlerian Society UK and Institute for Individual Psychology. I am currently completing further training in sex and relationship therapy. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am committed to my ongoing professional development and have attended numerous short courses and workshops, as well as delivering training myself. My practice is always informed by the BACP's Ethical Framework and professional guidelines.
I am experienced in working with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, and warmly welcome LGBTQ people to my practice.
If you have any questions or to book an appointment, please call or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Cambridge University)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (ASIIP)
Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Centre for Psychosexual Health)
Continuing professional development training in line with BACP requirements
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also Head of Counselling at a busy counselling charity in Cambridge, overseeing the therapeutic work of more than 40 counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists.