Steve Rudkin

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Newmarket CB8 & Cambridge CB4
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About me

Winner Most Supportive Counselling Service Cambridgeshire & Suffolk  - SME Awards 2023

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 Offer:

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.

The Process:

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

  • Stress Control

  • Mindfulness for Well Being

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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
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£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individuals: £55.00

Couples: £65.00

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

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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)

Further information

Client Testimonials:

'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'

Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Steve Rudkin
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