Esther McNeill Adv.Dip.Couns. (MBACP)
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor. Over the past ten 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)
Continuing professional development training in line with BACP requirements
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer one-to-one clinical supervision to a range of professionals from my practice in central Cambridge. Please contact me to discuss your requirements, and we can arrange a preliminary discussion to see whether I am the right supervisor for you to work with.