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Sue Ford CPsychol

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 07708428370 07708428370 Registered / Accredited
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23
07708428370 07708428370

About me

I am an experienced counselling psychologist, registered with the HCPC and The British Psychological Society.

I have worked in counselling for over 15 years, with experience in the NHS, The Cogwheel Trust counselling service and in private practice. My clients range from adolescents to those in late adulthood, and come to me for help with a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. A full list of the issues I can help with is given below.

People seek therapy for all sorts of reasons. Taking the first step and opening up can be a challenge. Trust is central to this process and I believe that the key to successful counselling lies in the relationship between the therapist and the counsellor.

How I work

I draw on ideas from a number of different counselling approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred therapy and psychodynamic theory. This allows me to be flexible and to work in a way that fits your individual needs and circumstances.

In counselling sessions I aim to provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment so that my client feels safe and confident to explore the difficult issues in their life. We work together to develop a greater understanding of unhelpful patterns of behaviour and ways of thinking, and to develop strategies and skills to move forward.

At your initial appointment we will review your concerns and your hopes for counselling. It is an opportunity for me to get to know your reasons for seeking therapy and for you to understand how I can help. If you feel comfortable working with me, we can then arrange further sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post-MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology
MSc Counselling Psychology
Professional Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
BSc Psychology

Registered with Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS)

Ongoing continuing professional development including workshops on anxiety, mindfulness, stress, depression, CBT and reflective practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£45 per 50 minute session.

I offer a discounted rate of £35 for your initial consultation.

Further information

I also provide supervision for trainees and qualified counsellors.

Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

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