Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Therapist.
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for exploring and processing emotional difficulties and life’s challenges. Through a collaborative process, we will identify and strengthen your coping strategies and gain new insights. All of us can benefit from feeling empowered through getting in touch with our own inner resources, and adopt a more proactive approach towards maintaining a balanced way of being and functioning in our lives.
By gaining a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, we will work on finding ways of dealing with what might be troubling you. We will expand your choices in how you manage emotions, relationships and navigate your way safely and more confidently through difficult or overwhelming times.
Through my experience of working as a counsellor in a university staff & student counselling service, in a GP practice, and for a community counselling centre, I have gained experience addressing a variety of issues including: work related stress, self-confidence issues, grief, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship issues, miscarriage, childhood sexual abuse, assault, emotional abuse, family issues, stress and trauma.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is an evidence based innovative clinical therapy that is used within the NHS and worldwide for the treatment of trauma, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as well as anxiety-related disorders.
EMDR is a time efficient modality that significantly reduces intrusive thoughts, anxiety, flashbacks, avoidant behaviour, and disturbing memories. EMDR effectively heals after-effects of distressing experiences such as car accidents, assault, incidents of bullying, domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood neglect and other traumatic experiences. It is also used to treat panic disorders, phobias and performance anxiety.
Through facilitating activation of new adaptive networks in the brain, EMDR noticeably alleviates emotional and physiological distress.
Course of treatment usually requires 6 to 12 sessions, depending on presenting issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trained as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist at the Minster Centre in London, one of the most respected training centres in the UK.
Fully accredited in EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), which is an evidence based therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety disorders as trauma and depression.
Currently working within a University Staff Counselling Service in Cambridge. Previous experience includes working as a Counsellor in a GP practice, university student counselling service, a community counselling organisation and successfully delivering numerous well-being workshops.
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and by the EMDR Association UK. I abide by their code of ethics.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
EMDR Association UK
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and cost £70
EMDR sessions last 60 minutes and cost £90
Initial assessments last up to 60 minutes and cost £70