Olga Fuentes MBPsS, Reg. MBACP, BSc (Hons), MA
I am a counsellor/therapist, a graduate psychologist and a counselling tutor. I work with children, young people, adults, couples and families.
I abide by the ethical framework of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and by the code of ethics of BPS (British Psychological Society) and AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice), which means that I am committed to continual professional development and regular supervision to ensure I can offer excellence in my practice. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and an ICO registered practitioner.
My approach integrates Psychodynamic theory and Systemic therapy, including Narrative therapy, when working with relationship problems (couple, family, friends, at work, etc.). I also practice eclecticism when working with a wide range of issues as I select different approaches according to clients's needs, incorporating principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. To me, counselling and therapy mainly involve actively listening, understanding and accepting clients in order to enhance their well-being and to help them make effective changes in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) in Philosophy and Educational Science from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from ARU (Cambridge, UK).
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Hills Road Sixth Form College (Cambridge, UK).
I have a MA in Relationship Therapy (Relate Institute, validated by University of Hull).
I have worked in mainstream and specialist schools, supporting, teaching and tutoring children and young people. I have been involved with local charities and organisations where I worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist and a therapeutic mentor. I have, in the past, been employed by Cambridgeshire County Council as part of a team dedicated to the inclusion of children with physical, behavioural and learning difficulties in the community.
Currently I am teaching counselling courses in the Adult Education department at a College in Cambridge.
At present, I am working at Relate Cambridge as a counsellor/therapist working with individuals, couples and families and also involved in the delivery of training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50.00 for individuals
£60.00 for couples
£65.00 for families
I am particularly interested in working with individuals with cross cultural and relationship issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
New appointments available by the end of April
Types of client