START Counselling

START Counselling

3 Archers Court
PE29 6XG

01480 878409

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3 Archers Court
PE29 6XG

01480 878409

About us

START Counselling provides counselling for adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault in childhood or adulthood, or who as a result of trauma or abuse in their early life developed a way of coping based around dissociation. This includes those who have gone on to develop a mental health condition called a dissociative disorder e.g. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or other related conditions such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Our ‘theoretical approach’ is integrative and is informed by a psychodynamic bearing. This means that we take seriously the effect of our early life experiences on the way that we think about and live in the here-and-now world. We have a particular interest in attachment as well as the effects on the brain and body of trauma.

We provide an empathic environment to help you explore your feelings. We aim to help you discover what is causing your present difficulties and to find your own ways of overcoming them. You can expect to be heard respectfully and non-judgmentally in a safe and confidential setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

START Counselling currently currently has three female counsellors available. They are fully qualified and experienced counsellors. Their qualifications and training include:

Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling
Registered member of the BACP
Training on Understanding Personality Disorder (NHS)
Training on the Emotional Development of Children (Sir Richard Bowlby)
Attachment Theory training
Working with OCD and Compulsive Hoarding
Couples Counselling
Existential Therapy training (Emmy van Deurzen)
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) training
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery (PODS)
Working with Relational Trauma (PODS)
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing (PODS)
Living and Working with Dissociation (PODS)
Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation (PODS)
Trauma and Abuse Masterclass (PODS)

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START Counselling is able to offer counselling on a sliding scale dependent on income. Please contact us for details.

Maps & Directions

Huntingdon, PE29 6XG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Norwegian


Wheelchair access: Unspecified



Types of client