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MBACP (Snr. Accred) BSC (Hons) Dip.IIP

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. 

Through my counselling work at the University of Cambridge Counselling Service, in GP Surgeries and in Independent Practice. I have worked 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.

I have previously 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. 

Qualifications 

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)     

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

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
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

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

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