I have a counselling practice in Cambridge, Cambourne.
I am a warm and empathic counsellor with experience in NHS and prison mental health services.
I think life can be challenging for all of us from time to time and talking about one's anxieties and worries in a safe and confidential space with the assistance of an empathic counsellor can be very helpful.
Some of us may feel that to try and manage difficulties on our own is what is expected of us, nevertheless choosing to see a counsellor is a courageous first step taken towards an emotionally more fulfilling life.
To talk about your anxieties and worries in a safe and confidential space can be a life changing experience, and help you to feel more empowered.
My approach to counselling is psychodynamic. In this approach, childhood experiences and early memories are revisited, and the way they influence us is explored. Because our early memories and experiences affect us unconsciously, it is hard to become aware of how they may affect us without the help of a counsellor.
I pay specific attention to the relationship that develops between us in the sessions. This helps you and me to better understand how you may be influenced by your early experiences. I then bring this to your attention. Once we better understand your past and how it affects you, I assist you to explore your own solutions to find a way forward in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with experience in mental health services in prisons. I continue to offer psychological support to inmates, suffering from trauma, abuse, addiction and anger management issues, in a prison setting. Prior to this, I worked with clients with addiction problems in an NHS setting.
I also have experience in working with young adults, coming to terms with bereavement issues.
I am a member of the BAPC and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice & Professional Conduct Procedures.
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
My sessions are £60. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, I conduct all my sessions on Zoom. Normal rates apply.