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Fiona Broadhurst, Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor Reg MBACP (Accred)

Cambridge, Cambs, CB1
07512 224806 Registered / Accredited
Cambridge, Cambs, CB1

About me

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 specific life events such as:

  • bereavement
  • redundancy
  • divorce
  • separation
  • illness
  • stressed by circumstances at home or at work
  • troubled by past or present relationships
  • or by feelings of anxiety
  • depression
  • low self-esteem.

You may feel unsure or hesitant about asking for help - taking the first step is a courageous one.  However, 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

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life transitions - adjustments

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy

Fees

£50 for daytime appointments

Further information

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.

Cambridge
Cambs
CB1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday to Thursday - daytime appointments.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Fiona Broadhurst, Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor Reg MBACP (Accred)

Fiona Broadhurst, Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor Reg MBACP (Accred)

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