Isobel Harper BSc (Hons) MBACP
I am an Integrative counsellor, which means that I adapt my working style to meet the needs of each individual client. My primary training approach was Psychodynamic. I am an Accredited Supervisor.
I am a kind, gentle and caring person and I provide a non-judgemental,
calm and confidential environment to allow my clients to explore their feelings and issues. I will not give advice or tell you what to do. You are the expert on your own life but I will offer the space for you to explore your feelings and to be heard.
By exploring your own inner feelings, values and beliefs, I believe that we all have the inner resources to challenge our beliefs, gain the clarity we want and to move forward making more informed decisions.
In addition to seeing clients in Little Shelford, I also work at the Cogwheel Trust in Cambridge. The Cogwheel Trust is a charity in Cambridge which sees clients whose “life has slipped out of gear”. This has given me a wide and varied experience of working with all issues. I also work as a counsellor at Petals Charity at the Rosie Hospital. Petals specialises in working with individuals and couples who have suffered a trauma during pregnancy or birth. I used to be a staff counsellor at Addenbrookes Hospital and I also worked as a counsellor for CRUSE, the specialist bereavement charity
I am also a qualified supervisor offering supervision to other counsellors either individually or in groups.
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Separation and Loss
Low Self Esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
BSC (Hons), Dip Counselling Practice, CRUSE Accredited Bereavement
Counsellor, Certificate in Adlerian Counselling, Accredited Supervisor.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy and I am bound by a code of ethics and practice. I ensure that I keep my professional development current and relevant.
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
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
Individuals £55 for a 50 minute session.
Couples £75 for a 50 minute session.