I am an experienced, BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist providing a private counselling service for adults in Cambridge and Huntingdon where I offer brief or long-term therapy.
I trained and qualified in Cambridge in a psychodynamic approach to counselling and psychotherapy. I also have ancillary training in the cognitive and behavioural approaches to therapy.
Alongside working privately, I have a range of experience gained from working in various clinical and counselling settings such as the NHS, with young adults and in a counselling role for a regional charity offering therapy to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
We are each of us unique and there are many reasons that may lead to considering therapy. You may be seeking therapy with a clear idea of the things you wish to talk about or equally, you might be feeling a bit lost and confused about your feelings at the moment and just need someone to talk to.
Counselling can provide the space to be really listened to, with care and without judgement. It can help you to increase your understanding of yourself, to find new ways to respond to life’s challenges or to make the changes you wish to make, so you can live your life as you would want to.
I value your unique perspective and have the experience of working with clients from different walks of life and backgrounds and with diverse life circumstances. Clients have come to see me for many different reasons including: anxiety and panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, compulsive behaviours, bereavement, relationship or work stress, disordered eating, abuse and trauma.
In counselling, my approach is informed by my psychodynamic training. Working together in this way we can explore the source of your current thoughts and feelings, to help bring insight and understanding to present difficulties. If appropriate to your needs, a cognitive approach may be more suitable in our work together.
I know it can feel daunting to take the first step and make contact. Counselling can make a difference, but it is important to find the right therapy for you and a way of working together that makes sense to you.
If you would like to explore working together, I offer an initial appointment, either online, or in person in Cambridge or in Huntingdon, where my aim is to identify how counselling might best help you. This is also an opportunity to see how it feels to work together before making the decision to continue.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss any questions, or if you would like to book an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
- Diploma in Counselling Practice - Psychodynamic approach
- Advanced Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- ‘Choices’ CSA training to support my work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
CPD / Short courses:
- Polyvagal Theory in Action: Creating Safety and Connection in Trauma Clients - 2020
- Covid-19 Telehealth: Moving your practice online; Online Therapy Institute – 2020
- Loss and Bereavement Awareness (Grief in Lockdown) - July 2021
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Each counselling session lasts for 50 minutes:
Initial Assessment: £40
Ongoing (weekly) sessions: £50
Appointments are available Monday to Friday during the day and some evenings.