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I offer a calm and containing, inclusive space close to the centre of Cambridge for you to work through any issue you wish to bring to therapy. I typically work longer term, but I have a great deal of experience working short term.
I usually see clients once a week. I also work more or less frequently sometimes as the therapy develops. Most of my work is in person. I offer online sessions to existing clients.
I have more than 18years' post-qualification full time experience working for Cambridge University, the NHS and privately. I work with students and adults of any age. I bring warmth, professionalism and dedication to my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer a warm, personable approach. I combine my core Psychodynamic training with Compassion Focused Therapy. Recent training has been in working with sexual issues, the menstrual cycle and working with an anti-racist approach.
Psychodynamic Counselling (2002-2007) Postgraduate Diploma, and Advanced Diploma at the University of Cambridge. Counselling Certificate prior to that. All courses BACP Accredited.
Compassion Focussed Therapy (2013-present) Courses, workshops, conferences and supervision organised by the Compassionate Mind Foundation, whose President, Paul Gilbert originated CFT. CFT relies on courage, strength and wisdom in a practical way to address our suffering. It is an evidence-based therapy developed from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has gained wide acceptance internationally.
Continuing Professional Development (2008 - present) in a wide range of areas. For example in 2022, training in these areas: Working with Sex and Intimacy; Working with the Emotionally Neglected Client; continuing membership of an Anti-Racism Group.
- 2021- present: Counsellor, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
- 2018 - 2021: Counsellor, Churchill College, Cambridge
- 2017 - present: Psychotherapist in private practice
- 2017 - present: Clinical Supervisor, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's)
- 2012-2018: Counsellor, Cambridge University Counselling Service
- 2007-11: Counsellor, Anglia Ruskin University
Professional registration: Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/
Other work experience: Previous work in radio, media training and the charitable sector.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will work with you on any personal issue.
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial telephone call to respond to any questions you may have.
The session fee is £70, however the first session is £35, as I recognise you may be arranging an initial appointment with more than one therapist.
When I work
I work Monday - Friday. I will try to offer a convenient appointment time based on your availability.
Counselling or therapy starts from you wanting support to change something important in your life. You may want to reduce immediate or long-standing distress. You may want to gain perspective and a deeper understanding of yourself. You may want to tackle a particular problem and clarify your options. You may feel lost and not know exactly what you want.
I will work with you on any personal issue that is important to you. I have nearly 20 years' experience working both long term and short term. I work with compassion, warmth, flexibility, dedication and, where appropriate, humour.
Since starting to work full time some two decades ago, I have seen thousands of clients, covering a very wide range of issues. I still have a passion for the work. It is a privilege to work with clients who want positive change in their lives. Therapy is not cheap, but it can be of tremendous value.