- **Update Cambridge Coronavirus: All sessions provided via ZOOM/ Telephone until further notice**
I am a qualified, BACP Accredited & Registered Counsellor. I have over 12 years of experience gained from working in various clinical counselling settings such as NHS charities, private practices and Higher education. Currently I work as a counsellor at one of the universities in Cambridge. I am also a member of BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association).
Currently anxiety and depression has been on the rise due to the ongoing uncertainties around Covid-19 along with life-changing issues: how we live our lives/ work/ interaction. I can provide sessions which help you to work through these anxieties and worries.
How I work:
I provide face to face counselling at my private practice in Chesterton, Cambridge. I also offer telephone and ZOOM Video counselling to individuals and couples to make therapy sessions more accessible and practical to anyone in the UK and overseas. **No Face to Face At Present**
Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin, or how to express what we are experiencing in life - this does not have to be done alone. Together, we can explore, gain insight and clarity, and a deeper understanding of your struggles and concerns. Through this I can help you to resolve and overcome obstacles by looking at ways to move forward at your own pace in a confidential, non-judgemental, and safe therapeutic space.
Over the years, in my experience, building and maintaining a respectful, committed therapeutic relationship has proved to be a central part of the counselling work.
Small changes in life can make a path for bigger positive things to happen.
I have worked extensively with issues related to stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder ( GAD ), depression, panic attacks, low self-esteem, sleep problems, feeling sad, family issues, relationship problems/issues, trauma - physical and emotional abuse, loss - which could be death of a loved one, loss of a relationship ending, friendship, identity, loneliness, loss in a career through illness or redundancy, separation and divorce. Working through these issues with individuals has been a significant part of my work over the years.
I have a special interest working with relationships and the dynamics and conflicts of relationships - whether it's a romantic relationship, friendship, parents, siblings, colleagues or any other. I can help you to explore these issues of conflict and look at patterns of how you relate to others to help you gain a deeper understanding of them.
For the past few years I have been facilitating workshops on Stress and Anxiety Management, Developing Self-Esteem, Assertive Skills, Understanding Negative Self-Beliefs, and Mindfulness.
Couples Counselling is offered via ZOOM to help provide a space to build trust, work through issues and rebuild and improve communication. Also to work through your differences, identify and resolve conflict, strengthen your relationship whether it's working to stay together or working through separation and divorce. I can help provide a space to reflect, resolve and build understanding for each other.
I work with fertility/infertility and how it impacts life and relationships. The uncertainties surrounding infertility and treatment outcomes can be very distressing and have a significant impact on emotional wellbeing as well as physical. If you are experiencing fertility issues, by yourself or as a couple, I create a space for you to explore all elements of your treatment. This may include working through the implications, using donated eggs, sperm or both, miscarriage, loss and grief, and your emotions and feelings around treatment or unsuccessful treatment. Fertility counselling can provide a safe space to understanding and acknowledging your needs and to process your emotions.
Where to start:
The first step to booking a counselling session with me: Please start by completing 'Email Counsellor' below and I will get in touch with you to arrange an initial counselling consultation and take the first steps towards starting your counselling sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Human Psychology.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships Counselling.
BICA Foundation Course in Infertility Counselling.
Solution Focused Therapy Training.
Each year I undertake a minimum of 30 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and I follow BACP's ethics of Good Practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£65 per 50 minute session for Individual Telephone Counselling and/or ZOOM Video Counselling
£80 per 1 Hour session for Couples Counselling via ZOOM Video
Consultation costs are the same for the above methods of communication - lasting up to 50 minutes. Please contact me to have a chat before arranging the consultation.
Flexible timings and weekends available - Can be discussed in the initial consultation.
If you have any questions please contact me and we can have a chat before we arrange an initial consultation to see if this will be suitable for you.