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Dip.Couns MNCS Accred, Registered MBACP

About me

I work as a counsellor for young people and adults, I have a private practice as well as working alongside a number of charities in and around Cambridgeshire including, Open Door. My experience also includes working as a Cruse Bereavement volunteer.

I am a fully qualified counsellor, Dip, Couns and a registered member of the BACP and Accredited Member of the NCS, which means that I follow both the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy & National Counselling Society strict ethical guidelines.

I am currently based in Ely, Cambridgeshire where I am able to offer appointments either face to face, Zoom online or telephone. 

I am warm, open and genuine. I have the strength, courage and empathy to be with you. Offering a safe, confidential and accepting space while you explore your feelings and experiences that have shaped your life. I have experience in working with a range of clients both long and short term and can work with a range of presenting issues.

" Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate"           ~ Carl Jung

 I am a Humanistic, Person Centred Counsellor using an Integrative approach, which means that my practice is influenced by a collection of approaches. Using techniques from CBT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic means that I can tailor your counselling sessions to suit you. No two people experience the same event in the same way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • Certificate in Counselling Skill
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Bereavement Support Foundation Course
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Telephone Elective
  • Women's Aid Domestic Abuse
  • JHD Suicide Awareness
  • JHD Gestalt Therapy
  • NCS Supporting Clients with Anxiety and Chronic Stress
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Member Organisations

  • MNCS (Accred)
  • MBACP  Registered member

I am involved with local charities volunteering as a counsellor for Open Door working with young people and adults, while running my own private practice. www.cambridgetalkingtherapy.co.uk 

My experience also includes working as a Cruse Bereavement volunteer, supporting clients to help make sense of how they are feeling. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a free 10-15 minute initial consultation over the phone to understand what brings you to counselling, answering your queries and exploring the possibility of us working together.

Each session is 50 minutes long. My fee is £50 per session.  I ask that you give 24hrs notice for cancellation, if not the charge will be the agreed fee when you cancel a session. 

When I work

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Cambridgeshire, CB6

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Zoom