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MBACP

About me

Everyone comes to counselling with different ideas about what they want to achieve. It may be you are looking for help with a specific problem or perhaps simply want to talk to someone. I offer counselling for a wide range of problems which we can explore together in a safe and confidential space. I am currently offering in-person sessions in central Cambridge and online sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor working with individuals in private practice. Additionally, I volunteer as a counsellor for a Cambridge counselling charity. I have worked with many charitable organisations including Cruse Bereavement UK, MIND, Opendoor (18–26-year-olds) and Lifeline, a mental health helpline. I have a background in healthcare as a Chartered Physiotherapist, with experience treating and caring for patients in the NHS and private settings.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. My work is supervised by an experienced and registered senior counsellor and psychotherapist.

I offer a safe and confidential space to explore your problems and examine the past and the possible connections it has with the issues you are facing today. We will work together to look at areas you might want to change and increase your ability to make conscious choices on how you relate to others and how you want to live your life.

I will invite you for an initial consultation which is an opportunity for us to explore the issues and challenges you are facing, establish a focus for your counselling and together we will discuss the best way forward to meet your needs.

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

Fees

Additional information

Finding the right counsellor is essential; contact me to see if I can help.

  • The initial consultation fee is £45 for 60 minutes.   
  • Session fee £45 for 50 minutes.

14 Long Furlong, Over, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 5PG

Type of session

In person
Online