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About me

Would you like to make better sense of your life? I offer support so you can develop the tools to create meaning and increase psychological well-being.

I am an experienced counsellor of eight years' standing and work with a range of issues and welcome a diversity of clients. We work together so you can find relief from emotional distress, build self-awareness and access inner resources. Counselling is a rich opportunity to make positive changes and enjoy more personal choice and freedom. It promotes fresh insights about yourself and the people and circumstances in your life and can open the door to nourishing new experiences.

Over the years I have practised as a counsellor I have successfully and consistently established supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationships with a diverse range of individuals, each with their own story and each dealing with their unique personal circumstances and challenges.

I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel that you and your concerns really matter. You address whatever is on your mind or in your heart at your own pace. I draw on both humanistic and psychodynamic principles and am happy to discuss these approaches more with you. I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling.

I am currently engaged in further professional training at Metanoia Institutue, Ealing , London in order to qualify as a UKCP  Humanistic psychotherapist.  I am looking for 3 individuals who would be happy to be part of my further training programme. I could offer them Humanistic counselling  for a reduced fee of £42 per session. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions..

First steps

Making the first step towards counselling can feel daunting. Rest assured you will receive a warm welcome. If after reading my profile you feel you wish to make contact please do. After a brief introductory telephone conversation I will offer you a 50 minute  consultation. This will afford us an opportunity to together  explore your wants and needs . Moreover the initial consultation gives you the opportunity to see if you feel comfortable working with me and ask me any questions you may have. I charge £55 for this consultation. Or £42 for psychotherapy training clients.

If you choose to proceed with counselling I will find you a regular weekly slot.

Call me on 07852520238 or email

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, August 2013. Adult Education , Hills Road Sixth Form College,Cambridge.
  • In October 2021 I started a 5 year  Clinical Diploma/MSc course in Humanistic Psychotherapy  at Metanoia Institute, London so as to train to be a  UKCP registered psychotherapist.  

I worked as a volunteer counsellor for children and young people at a Cambridgeshire secondary school between 2012 and 2016. I also counselled many adults between  May 2015 and 2019 for a Cambridgeshire based organisation named SkyBlue. I worked as a voluntary counsellor between November 2018 and September 2019 for the mental health charity Mind Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire.  d.

I have worked in private practice as of December 2017 until the present  both in-person and online.  I more recently have been counselling  University students  online for ProblemShared ( an online platform).

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.

Member organisations

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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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

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National Counselling Society

Fees

From £42.00 to £55.00

Additional information

For individuals:  £55 session (50 minute duration) or £42 (50 minute duration) for psychotherapy training clients.

I am currently engaged in further professional training at Metanoia Institutue, Ealing , London in order to qualify as a UKCP psychotherapist.  I am looking for 3 individuals who would be happy to be part of my further training programme. I could offer them my professional services for a reduced fee of £42 per session. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.

Please call on 07852520238 or email

When I work

Evening appointments also available

Salus Wellness Clinics, Norman House, Cambridge Place, Cambridge, CAMBS, CB2 1NS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
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