Fiona Broadhurst, Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor Reg MBACP (Accred)
Accredited Integrative Therapist with 15 years' experience working with adults in the NHS, GP Surgeries, a local counselling agency and private practice. I am also a qualified Supervisor of therapists and those in the helping professions. I offer an encouraging, collaborative, practical, hopeful therapy tailored to the individual. I see people for appointments during the daytime Mondays - Thursdays in a ground floor room situated on the south side of Cambridge city near Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The location is easily accessible via public transport, and by car from the M11 or A14, and there is free parking on the driveway and nearby roads.
I work with individuals with a wide range of issues, and offer short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.
I currently work in independent practice. I previously worked part-time as a Counsellor in the NHS, in GP surgeries and for a local community counselling agency. I have also been a tutor on a local counselling course, and have delivered assertiveness training throughout Cambridgeshire. In addition, I have a background in Adult Careers Counselling and Employment Advice, helping people in periods of change, from finding a first job to sustaining work through periods of stress.
How I work
People seek therapy for many different reasons. You might be feeling stuck in certain behaviours or thought patterns that you would like to move away from; you might be feeling overwhelmed by:
- low self-esteem
- issues to do with past or present relationships
- stressful circumstances at home or at work
You may feel unsure or hesitant about asking for help - taking the first step is a courageous one. Many people find that engaging with talking therapy provides immense benefits, not least a deeper understanding of themselves and greater satisfaction and contentment in life and relationships.
I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for people to explore their issues and find the courage and insight they need to make the changes in their life that they want to make. This is different for each person that I work with. For example, I might help someone look at the underlying beliefs they hold about themselves, others and the world, and explore where these beliefs stem from. This helps them gain insight into the unique map they have for finding their way through life, and identify, where necessary, alternative ways of thinking and behaving. Another person might want to look more at here-and-now issues and collaboratively explore ways through situations that they are currently experiencing. Most people find the process of talking with a trained therapist is in itself incredibly useful.
My practice is integrative, based on the concepts of Alfred Adler (1870-1937). The Adlerian therapeutic relationship is characterised by collaboration between therapist and client, working towards mutually agreed goals, from a consistently encouraging stance.
I also incorporate aspects of Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy into my work as appropriate. All of these approaches have been proven to have a positive impact on a person’s well-being.
If you would like to explore the possibility of having counselling or psychotherapy with me, please contact me via text, email or phone to arrange an initial appointment. This will be an opportunity for us to meet, get an overview of the issues you would like to discuss and see how we both feel about working together. If, for any reason, we both feel that another therapy or agency may be more suitable, I would be happy to re-direct you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Moving Your Practice Online (Online Therapy Institute) April 2020
Diploma in Supervision - An Adlerian Integrative Approach (Cambridge Supervision Training) 2018
IAPT IPT Practitioner Accreditation with IPTUK (IPT West Midlands Training Centre) 2018
Certificate in Supervision - An Adlerian Integrative Approach (Cambridge Supervision Training) 2017
Diploma in Adlerian Counselling (Theory & Practice of Individual Psychology) (Dip. IIP) 2007
Advanced Certificate in the Theory of Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling Skills 2004
Substantial ongoing continuing professional development including workshops on trauma, mindfulness, stress, depression, reflective practice.
BSc Hons Anthropology.
As a member of the BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and am subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life transitions - adjustments
Monday to Thursday - daytime appointments.
More than 10 years’ experience in Adult Careers Counselling and Employment Advice, helping people in periods of change, from finding a first job to sustaining work through periods of stress. I have an excellent understanding of issues related to stress and lack of fulfilment at work, and of supporting and encouraging clients to fulfil their potential.