Originally an Adlerian trained counsellor I offer arts-based integrative counselling and psychotherapy to individuals or couples. I have a comfortable ground floor counselling room and can offer flexible hours. As a registered and accredited member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical framework.
My professional development is important to me so I can continue to offer my clients the best service I possibly can. I have just been awarded practitioner status with Trauma Informed Schools and Communities with a strong focus on childhood trauma. I have also recently completed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 training. I am currently a doctoral candidate studying at the Metanoia Institute for Psychotherapy and Research. My research subject is an arts-based study of personal agency explored through the lens of ACEs. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
Although I am trained to work with a wide range of issues I have particular interest in working with emotional trauma, shame, LGBT+, children (6+) and young people. It can often be beneficial to work with the creative arts and I am trained specifically in this area; particularly helpful for children and young people but adults can find it very helpful too.
Driven from personal experiences in my own life I am passionate about my work and very much enjoy working with people who are finding life generally challenging or who have a particular issue they need support with. My style of counselling is to work relationally using encouragement with respectful and gentle challenging whilst developing a client's felt sense of autonomy and agency. I believe we all have the ability to find the answers ourselves, sometimes we just need a little help in getting there.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Education with distinction (University of Cambridge)
- Diploma in Supervision, Cambridge Supervision TrainingPG Dip (educational studies) in child & adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling
- Diploma in Adlerian Counselling from the Institute of Individual Psychology
- Cruse Bereavement Awareness Training
- MBACP registered and accredited
- Clay therapist and Creative Arts therapist
- Trauma informed schools and communities L5 diploma - practitioner status
- DDP Level 1
- 3rd year Doctoral candidate at the Metanoia Institute, London.
Originally I trained and qualified as an Adlerian Counsellor. However, with subsequent intensive training I now consider myself a pluralistic therapist drawing on a variety of modalites. This means I am able to understand my client from differing viewpoints and work with them to find the best therapeutic fit. I am qualified to work with adults and also hold the Master of Education in child & adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling. I have a particular interest in working with the LGBT+ community and child development. Having completed training in the use of clay and creative arts in therapy I offer the creative arts as one way to work within the therapeutic space. I was awarded a diploma in supervision and enjoy supervising both counsellors in training and those already qualified. I supervise counsellors at the University of Cambridge student services.
I run a thriving private practice from my comfortable counselling room in Cottenham, near Cambridge and set up and run a counselling service in a local primary school.
Registered / Accredited
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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
My fees are:
Individual £55 per hour
Couples/relationships £75 per hour
Children and Adolescents up to and icluding 17 years £40 per 45 minutes
Parent Consultation £50 (up to an hour)
Counselling/supervising trainee counsellors £50 per hour
Clinical supervison £55 per hour
Full cancellation fee if less than 48 hours notice is given by client
Pre payment by BACS bank transfer prior to the session or cash on the day
I can offer various appointment times so please email me and we can discuss what works best for you. School term time only.
Cottenham is just north of Cambridge, easily accessible through Histon or the A14. I am also only a short distance from the Ely area.