Hello and welcome.
I offer counselling support to men, women, and young people who are trying to make sense of what's going on in their lives, or make changes. I am based at the LIfestuff Counselling Centre in Newmarket.
I work with people of all ages who are facing challenges from all kinds of situations and life circumstances. These include depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, self harm, addiction to internet pornography, low self esteem, sexual identity, body image and weight and eating challenges. I am an LGBT affirmative counsellor and I have undertaken training in working with transgender people. I often see people first when they are experiencing some sort of crisis, but I work with many people over a long period of time to help them resolve issues that may have been with them for a long time.
My work with young people from the age of 13 upwards has helped them resolve problems they are experiencing with body image and eating challenges, self harm, anger, bullying, family difficulties, and low self esteem and low mood.
Over the past few years I have become particularly interested in working with people with issues around Eating Disorders, and challenges around weight, body image and eating. My training through the NCFED and the Institute of Psychology for Eating has been comprehensive and wide reaching drawing on nutritional, psychological and behavioural inputs to offer informed, balanced and safe ways of working with these issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling experience includes working:
- with adolescents as a voluntary counsellor at a secondary school in Cambridge
- with bereaved people for Cruse Bereavement Care, Cambridge,
- with staff at 2 private special schools
- in private practice with adults and young people
- as a volunteer counsellor with The Cogwheel Trust, Cambridge.
Training & Qualifications:-
- Higher National Diploma in Counselling Level 4
- Certificate in Motivational Therapeutic Interventions Level 4
- Counselling Skills and Theory Level 2
- Certificate in Nutritional Skills for Eating Disorders
- Certificate in Nutritional Skills for Obesity Management
- Eating Psychology Coach certification from the Institute of Eating Psychology
- Current DBS check
CPD in working with
- OCD and compulsive hoarding
- Transgender issues
- Internet Porn addiction
- Adult survivors of childhood abuse
- Weight Loss and nutrition
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with clients Individually, Face to face, Skype, Email, Telephone and Text. I offer weekday and evening appointments.
General counselling: £45 for a 50 minute session.
weekdays and evenings
I work from Lifestuff Counselling Centre in All Saints Road, Newmarket. The counselling rooms are comfortable, welcoming and easily reached by car, foot, cycle or public transport (we have secure cycle storage).There is inexpensive parking available in All Saints Car Park, 50 yards from the centre.
Although unfortunately we can't cater fully for wheelchair users, we do have ground floor counselling rooms and a downstairs toilet and we will make every effort to support less mobile clients.