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About me

I work with people presenting with a variety of relational and individual difficulties including stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias and low self-esteem.  These are all big umbrella terms yet in reality each person has their own unique life-story and set of difficulties.   I will work with you in a transparent and caring way.  I am trained in a modality of psychotherapy that lends itself to empowering and enabling you in a practical and robust sense.  I am experienced in providing effective results in both short-term & long term counselling.   My focus is on supporting you to achieve what you want to achieve and on creating maximum value for you going forward.

My main modality is Transactional Analsyis which gives us a language to understand & name the internal aspects that influence us.  We need to be able to name the things that are problematic & causing us unhappiness.   I also provide guided meditation (Mindfulness) which helps us develop a healthy sense of self & has many benefits for our health & well-being.

Life is hard at times and we can find ourselves overwhelmed and unable to move forward.  It is a part of being human and is not due to us being faulty in any way.  We are all subject to the complexity of the human psyche and when we have a language to voice our experiences (both past and present) we can build a new and more satisfying future for ourselves.

I am also an approved practitioner for the Safe & Sound Protocol which works directly on the nervous system and enables it to feel safer.  Being able to feel safe is fundamental to our health & well-being and enables us to cope with issues that would have been problematic before.  This is an effective treatment for anyone who experiences stress, difficult relationships, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD etc.  I am also trained in EMDR which is effective for resolving PTSD, phobias and any unprocessed memories. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Certificate
  • Safe & Sound Protocol
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desentisisation Reprocessing)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £55.00 to £82.50
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

If you have medical insurance - please check with the insurer what their criteria is for reimbursing you the counselling fees.  Most insurers cover a limited number of sessions.  The rate for insurance companies is £55 per hour session.  The above fee of £82.50 is for a 90 minute EMDR session. 

Further information

As well as Mindfulness meditation I utilise guided visualisation and dream analysis where appropriate and am a body-focused therapist.

I also see myself as a 'Polyvagal' therapist.  This means I focus on how your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) was shaped in early childhood and where this shaping is problematic in grown-up life.  The purpose is to re-shape the problem areas to enable you to enjoy connection with others, express your potential fully and become truly happy.

I have completed a course with the charity CHOICES for working with people who have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Fundamentally the issue of trauma is always with how the development of our sense-of-self was affected.  We can all become free of the spectre of trauma through awareness and self-compassion.

The Farmery, Wandlebury Country Park, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3AE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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