Menaka Thiru MNCS(Accred) Dip. Counselling

Menaka Thiru MNCS(Accred)  Dip. Counselling


07852520238 / 07852520238

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07852520238 / 07852520238

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsello working with psychodynamic and person-centred principles. I offer both open-ended and short-term therapy to adults. Counselling can provide meaning and direction and relief from distress. I see clients in a tranquil and comfortable consulting room in the centre of Cambridge. Evening appointments and parking available.

Counselling can bring about life-changing growth and transformation. It can provide increased freedom and choice and relief from emotional pain and distress. If you are struggling to make sense of your life counselling can give you the tools you need to find direction and meaning. Moreover it can provide you with secure support if you are feeling vulnerable and give you access to your own invaluable inner resources and the means to utilise these.

The substantial personal rewards that counselling can offer to clients draws me to work in this field. I always strive to treat my clients with compassion, sensitivity and respect and create a safe and non-judgemental space where they can feel heard and can address their concerns at their own pace.

I have an Upper Second BA(Hons) degree in Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies from University College, University of London and hold an M. Phil in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge. I obtained a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in August 2013. 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 since May 2015 for a Cambridgeshire based organisation that provides therapy.

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.

If after reading my profile you feel you would like to make contact please do so.

I will then suggest we have a brief 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 will be charged at my usual sessional rate which is £40 per 50 minute session. 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. If after this you choose to proceed with counselling I will find you a regular weekly slot.

I appreciate that reaching out to make that first step towards counselling can feel daunting. Rest assured that you will meet with a warm welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.

I take a very active interest in Continuing Professional Development for counsellors and psychotherapists and am always eager to expand my knowledge and skills so that I can improve my service to clients. I regularly attend a variety of study days, seminars, conferences and workshops with this aim in mind.

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


For individuals: £40 per session (50 minute duration)

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Evening appointments also available

Types of client

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