Menaka Thiru - Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society
If you are struggling to make sense of your life I am keen to offer support. Counselling can give you the tools you need to find direction and create meaning. Moreover, it can provide you with relief from emotional distress and increased freedom and personal choice.
I believe counselling has the potential to bring about personal growth and transformation by for instance promoting fresh insights about oneself and the other people and elements that compose your world. In addition, it can enrich your own valuable inner resources and strengthen your ability to access and utilise these.
Why choose me as your Counsellor?
I always strive to treat my clients with compassion, sensitivity and respect and create a safe and non-judgemental space where they can feel listened to and can address their concerns at their own pace.
I work with both person-centred and psychodynamic principles and offer either short-term or open-ended counselling.
I appreciate that reaching out to make that first step towards counselling can feel daunting but rest assured that you will be met with a warm welcome. I see clients in a tranquil and comfortable consulting room in the centre of Cambridge and offer a warm and empathetic approach.
If after reading my profile you feel you would like to make contact please do so. I will then suggest we have a free 15-minute conversation on the phone and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have for me. I will then suggest we meet in person for an initial consultation lasting 50 minutes. This consultation gives you the opportunity to see if you will feel comfortable working with me and gives me the chance to assess your wants and needs. The consultation will be charged at my usual sessional rate of £45 per 50 minute session. If after this you choose to proceed with counselling I will find you a regular weekly slot.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Please call me on 07852520238 or email
Training, qualifications & experience
- Upper Second BA(Hons) degree in Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies, 1991. University College, University of London.
- M. Phil in Latin American Studies, 1999. University of Cambridge.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, August 2013. Hills Road Sixth Form College,Cambridge.
I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for children and young people at a Cambridgeshire secondary school between 2012 and 2016. I have also been counselling many adults in return for a low fee since May 2015 for a Cambridgeshire based organisation named SkyBlue. I have recently become a voluntary counsellor for the mental health charity Mind Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire.
I have also worked until recently for the YMCA Trinity Group as an Intervention Worker. I have delivered resilience-building programmes that involve working with groups and mentoring individual pupils at various primary schools and a secondary school.
Continuing Professional Development
I take a very active interest in Continuing Professional Development for counsellors and psychotherapists and am always eager to expand my theoretical knowledge and clinical skills so that I can improve my service to clients. With this aim in mind I regularly attend a variety of study days, conferences and workshops and also read widely.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
For individuals: £45 per session (50 minute duration)
Please call on 07852520238 or email
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening appointments also available
Types of client