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About me

At times, we can all experience difficult thoughts and feelings or a sense of being “stuck”: counselling can help us work through these, develop a better relationship with ourselves and those around us, and gain clarity and insight into the issues that are causing us problems.

I believe that we all possess the resources to work through our problems, but at times these can become hidden and feel out of reach. My aim is to help you identify what you need and re-connect with your own resources so that you feel empowered and more resilient.

From my own experience of counselling, I understand how it can support us when we find ourselves in challenging situations, and help us change and grow as individuals. It can allow us to put important life events in context, understand how our past may be influencing our present, and help us look forward to the future.

I offer a safe, confidential and welcoming space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will accept you non-judgementally as the unique individual that you are and ensure that you feel you are heard and understood.

I offer both long- and short-term counselling: during our initial session, we would discuss what would be most suitable for you. Sessions are usually weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip.Couns, MBACP, MA (Cantab.)

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues in my private practice. I have undertaken extra training in trauma (Counselling for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, 2018) and I am an Associate Counsellor at Choices, a charity which offers counselling to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

In addition, I regularly undertake additional training (continuing professional development) to enhance what I can offer to my clients.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma

Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA)

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I reserve some sessions for clients on low incomes – please let me know if this is relevant to you.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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