Sally Swain

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MBACP (Snr. Accred) BSC (Hons) Dip.IIP
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Cambridge CB22 & Trumpington CB2
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About me

As a trained and experienced Integrative therapist with over 16 years’ counselling experience, I aim to offer counselling that helps you to work through whatever challenges you are currently experiencing in life, and consider changes you may have been thinking about. Integrative therapy is an approach which acknowledges that individuals are unique, and that life experiences are different for everyone. When working together, I can draw upon different therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs. 

My counselling work at the University of Cambridge Counselling Service, in GP Surgeries and in Independent Practice has given me the opportunity to work with people from a wide range of ages and diverse backgrounds. I work with many individuals contemplating life changes, struggling with relationship or family issues, separation or divorce, low self-confidence or self-esteem, anxiety and depression. I also have considerable experience of working with grief and loss, through eight years of training and volunteering with Cruse Bereavement Care.

Following an earlier career in Recruitment Management where I regularly experienced individuals struggling with work-related stress and anxiety, I worked for the Richmond Fellowship, a mental health charity, providing employment support and advice to adults returning to the workplace following a period of depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health challenges. I understand how difficult it can feel to return to work, or consider career and work-life changes at any stage of life and this remains an area that I am passionate about. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Senior Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and initially started working as a counsellor in GP Surgeries in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and in Independent Practice. I also worked as a counsellor at the University of Cambridge Counselling Service for over 10 years, providing counselling to undergraduate and post-graduate students. 

My early training was in Adlerian Individual Psychology where encouragement and hope are at the core of the counselling relationship. I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor. This is an approach which acknowledges that individuals are unique, and that life experiences are different for everyone. As an Integrative therapist, I can draw on different approaches to meet your individual needs. 

I am also a qualified and experienced Supervisor working with counsellors and trainee counsellors. 


BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Middlesex)
Diploma in Adlerian Counselling (Theory and Practice of Individual Psychology) ASIIP Dip.IIP
CST Diploma in Integrative Counselling 
ASIIP Accredited Diploma in Supervision - Cambridge Supervision Training (CST)   
Accredited Certificate in Group Supervision - Cruse Bereavement Care 
Cambridge Groupwork Certificate in Group Analysis - Institute of Group Analysis (IGA)

OCTS4 Online Counselling Audio & Webcam – Level 2 Professional Member (ACTO) 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

£60/hour session.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

Coach House Healthcare, The Courtyard Anstey Hall, Maris Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9LG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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In person

I am a qualified supervisor working with counsellors and health professionals. I offer a supportive and collaborative approach to supervision.

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Sally Swain
Sally Swain