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About me

I offer one to one therapeutic counselling to adults, young people and adolescents.  My practice is based in a quiet village location just outside St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. I also offer online sessions.

I work using an integrative approach which means I draw on a range of theoretical ideas and skills aiming to improve your emotional and mental wellbeing.  I use a range of creative methods to help you to explore and gain an increased understanding of yourself.

I believe that we are all the expert of our own lives, as a counsellor I am not here to tell you what do or how to feel.  I am here to walk with you on whatever journey you wish to take, to help you explore and find the clarity and healing you may be seeking.

When you contact me I will arrange to call you at an agreed time to introduce myself and enable us to have a brief chat about what you are hoping to work through.  if you are happy to we can then book in an initial session which is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss working together. It is important that you feel safe and comfortable both with me and within the counselling space.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma level 4 CPCAB Therapeutic Counselling - An Integrative approach
  • Level 3 CPCAB - Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 CPCAB - Counselling Skills
  • Diploma's VTCT IIHHT in Holistic Therapies, Stress Management, Indian Head Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, NVQ Level 3 Customer services.
  • MHFA Cert. - Mental Health First Aid
  • Living Works - ASIST Workshop
  • Choices Cambridge - 30 hours training: Working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • The Tavistock centre - Understanding Development - Adolescence
  • Guy Gladstone workshop; Shock and Stress
  • Mind - Suicide Prevention Training
  • HM government - Prevent Training
  • NSPCC: Child Protection Training
  • The Foundation of Infant Loss Training Course

MindEd certs. - What is counselling for children, young people and young adults. - Key differences between counselling adults and children/YP. - Counselling in schools. - Counselling children and YP. - Legal and ethical framework. - Facilitating emotion expression. - working with emotional meaning, The range of creative and symbolic methods. - Creative methods in action. - The legal framework for working with young people. - Capacity and consent. - Counselling and other services. - Counselling in secondary schools. - Counselling and specialist CAMHS. - Developing sexuality.

Volunteer School Counsellor Jan 2018 -July 2019 - working with students aged 11 - 16

Volunteer Counsellor  Choices Counselling, Cambridge October 2018 - present - Working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Volunteer Counsellor CPSL Mind, March 2019 - Present

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

£45 for 1-1 sessions

£45 for online sessions

£40 for under 18's

Reduced rates for students

When I work

I currently have availability for new clients.

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

My counselling room is on the ground floor there is a small doorstep. To access the room there is a gravel driveway and a gate.

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