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BA (Hons), MA, Dip. Couns, MBACP

About me

People seek counselling for different reasons. It could be that you are at a crisis point in your life, or that you have realised there are things you wish to understand more fully about yourself or something that you want to change. 

For counselling to be beneficial, the relationship between client and counsellor is key. I am interested in people as unique individuals. I am calm and gentle and I aim to slow down thought processes so that we can explore together what is going on for you. I offer empathy, warmth and consistency in my approach. Our counselling sessions offer you a confidential and non-judgemental space within which we can explore your concerns. 

As a counsellor, I will not tell you what to do, advise or steer you. As a client, you know yourself best and accessing counselling is a way for you to discover your own path. Together we can explore and question the ways in which your past affects your present. Counselling offers a safe space in which to do this with a trained professional who has no agenda of their own. 

If you contact me by phone or by email, I will offer you a free 30 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss how counselling might work for you.  During this conversation you will have a chance to ask me any questions about counselling and tell me a little bit about what you are hoping for from your counselling. This conversation will give you an idea of what to expect in a counselling session before making the decision to book a first session. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My approach is psychodynamic, which means that I focus on the relevance of past experiences to present day issues. 

I have experience in working both short and long-term. Brief counselling can be beneficial for clients who wish to focus attention on a particular issue or relationship dynamic. 

Areas of experience include; childhood trauma, relationship issues, eating disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, self-harm, bullying, parenting issues, panic attacks.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer 50 minute sessions at a fee of £50.

Further information

I offer face to face sessions in my counselling room in Great Shelford, or on Zoom or by phone.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom