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Available for new clients
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Available for new clients
This professional is available for new clients.
Offering both Face-to Face and Remote Counselling via Telephone and Online for adults and young people - practising in Newmarket & within easy reach of Cambridge, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds, Ely and surrounding areas. Parking available.
I am happy to provide a free no obligation and confidential initial telephone consultation to explore your counselling needs, and for you to gain a sense of me and how I work, at a time that is mutually convenient.
My areas of specialism and expertise are in trauma; addiction; domestic abuse; abusive, coercive and controlling relationships; sexual abuse; managing anxiety, men's mental health. I also offer consultancy and advocacy for those dealing with domestic abuse, children & family services and family courts.
Full Enhanced DBS
I am a mature, experienced and highly motivated professional counsellor with 30 years’ experience of working in interesting and varied health, social care, educational and secure environments, as well as in private practice. I have worked in drug and alcohol services, mental health services, advocacy, nursing, domestic abuse and child & family services. I offer both short and long-term therapy. I am person-centred psychodynamic trained but offer an integrative approach. This means that I use a variety of skills and techniques from different therapies to suit individual needs. I will work with you, to support you to seek resolution of your difficulties. We will work together to explore what is causing you difficulties and why, looking at past experiences and patterns in your life when appropriate. I will support you to explore ways of moving forward into a more sustainable, fulfilling life. I do not judge, but value each of my clients for their uniqueness and potential.
I worked as the Cambridgeshire County Council Domestic Violence Prevention, Education & Training Co-ordinator for over 3 years, establishing educational and therapeutic support programmes across the region for victims. I have great empathy and compassion for those affected by domestic violence, including children and male victims, and can work expertly and competently in this field. I would encourage you to get in touch with me if this is an area that you need to address and work through. Additionally, as a result of the years that I worked as a family practitioner, I am able to work to a high degree of competence with complex family situations.
My experience enables me to offer effective, individualized, psychological and emotional care. I can work with a number of mental health and emotional disorders, and provide a neutral ground to both individuals and couples alike to explore and work with their issues. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I use a person-centred psychodynamic approach which places you the client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. I will use a variety of skills and psychological techniques that are tailored to your individual needs and situation, in order to help you move forward towards your desired goal.
Please feel free to call me to explore confidentially the concerns that you are wanting to deal with, and what counselling might look like for you. Following this, if you have decided to begin to explore the process further, then we will agree to meet for an initial assessment session, during which we can better get to know each other and whether we are both happy to work together. If in agreement, we will then draw up a plan of support and commence counselling sessions. Progress will be regularly reviewed together, and we will seek to work together to a mutually agreed endpoint.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trained General Nurse
Foundation Course in Pastoral Care & Counselling
RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Person Centred Psychodynamic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning (C & G)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Domestic Violence Awareness
Freedom Programme Trainer & Facilitator for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Phoenix Programme Trainer & Facilitator for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Working with Male Domestic Violence Perpetrators
Stop the Hurt Perpetrator Behaviour Change Programme
Children Experiencing Domestic Violence
Barnardo's Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix
Domestic Violence Typologies
Working with Child Sexual Exploitation
Understanding Sexual Abuse & its Impact on Children & Young People
Counselling Sexual Abuse Survivors
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workshop
Working with Sexual Issues in Therapy
Understanding Loss & Grief
A Focus on Suicide
Mental Health Awareness
Solution Focused Therapy Approach
Mindfulness for Professionals working with Children, Adolescents & Parents
Introduction to Systemic Ideas & Practice
Child & Adolescent Development
Mindfulness for Well Being
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).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Remote Sessions: Prices as above. Sessions at your convenience
Sessions last for 50 minutes (60 minutes for couples)
Workshops: Fees on request for bespoke workshops
When I work
Tuesday : 10am-9pm In Person or Online Newmarket(CB8)
Wednesday : 10am-9pm In Person or Online Newmarket(CB8)
Thursday : 10am-9pm In Person or Online Newmarket(CB8)
'Steve is an excellent counsellor. He had great insight, compassion and understanding '
'Steve is so easy to talk to, the time just flies by! After just two sessions he’s helped me a lot. '
'I would like to thank you for helping me.'
'Your ability to explain and explore really helped us both. You have a very gentle style (both of speech and approach) which really supported us in our time with you. From our first session with you, we both felt relaxed and comfortable, and confident that we were all working together'
'You've been a great counsellor and, as someone who had always been afraid and quite suspicious of therapy, I have to say the experience has been both eye-opening and life-changing'
'Thank you so much for helping me come to terms with past issues and be able to begin to move on'
'I thought that I would never feel any different, but after the counselling I now feel that I have hope and a future'
'You have been fantastic, and made me see life and the future in a much more positive way, and helped me understand the reasons for my problems'
'Steve is very easy to talk to, non-judgemental, kind and empathetic, a great listener and always ready with constructive recommendations for how to overcome obstacles and move forward towards a more positive approach'
'Very professional and not judgemental. Would highly recommend'
'Easy to talk to and really understood where I was coming from'