In the same way that we have physical health, we all have mental health that fluctuates in response to how we, as individuals, experience different life events. For many of us, our experience of the problems or challenges that we face can leave us feeling anxious or depressed for periods of time not knowing quite how we got there or how to change things for the better.
I believe that counselling offers a safe space to be listened to, without judgement, providing an opportunity to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours resulting from difficult life events. Through counselling, individuals are able to make sense of their personal experiences, enabling them to make positive changes to achieve emotional wellbeing and happiness in their lives.
As a qualified Humanistic counsellor, I offer a person-centred approach developing genuine relationships with people and placing emphasis on the importance of human connection. I acknowledge that we are all unique and work by integrating different counselling approaches to best suit the person and their situation. I integrate Gestalt therapy techniques, psychosynthesis approaches and, where appropriate, I work with Ecotherapy, understanding that contact with nature and that walking and talking in our natural environment can contribute to our physical health resulting in improved mental well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
- National Counselling Society Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
- BA Hons Communication Studies
- MHFA Adult Mental Health First Aid
- ASSIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Gestalt Therapy
- Creative Interventions in Counselling
- LGBT + Awareness Skills Training
- Working with Anxiety and Phobia
- Managing Trauma and PTSD
- Working with Drawing
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
- Initial session: £40
- Counselling sessions: £45
- Initial session: £35
- Counselling sessions: £40
My counselling studio is located in the village of Great Chesterford, close to Saffron Walden and twenty minutes from central Cambridge. The studio is an inviting space that is private and comfortable. There is ample car parking space.