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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st September 2022

About me

I offer a calm and containing space close to the centre of Cambridge for you to work through any issue you wish to bring to therapy. I work for any length of time, both short term and long term.  Although my availability before September 2022 is very limited, you are welcome to contact me by phone or email to make an enquiry.

I typically see clients once a week, but sometimes more or less frequently. 

I have more than 15 years' 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 with clients.

Training, qualifications & experience


2013-2022 Training in Compassion Focussed Therapy (Which has its roots in CBT).

2008-2022  Continuing professional development in a wide range of subject areas. For example in 2022 - Working with Sex and Intimacy;  Working with the Emotionally Neglected Client; continuing membership of an Anti-Racism Group.

2002-2007 Postgraduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at the University of Cambridge. Both courses were BACP Accredited. BACP Counselling Certificate prior to that.

Experience: In addition to private work, I am the Counsellor at two Cambridge Colleges, having previously work for the University Counselling Service and at Anglia Ruskin University. I also work for the NHS providing clinical supervision to senior staff. 

Professional registration: I am registered with the UKCP as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

Previous work: I previously worked as aa Radio Producer, making documentaries and in Media Training for FTSE100 Director-level staff, and in financial management.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I will work with you on any personal issue you want to discuss.

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The session fee is £60.

I offer a free telephone call if you would like to talk with me before arranging an initial appointment. 

Sessions are usually 50 minutes long.

When I work

I will be available to take on new clients from 1st September 2022.

I work Monday - Friday. I will try to offer a convenient appointment time based on your availability.

Further information

Counselling or therapy often starts from you wanting something to be different in your life.  You may want to reduce your current or long-standing distress. You may want to understand yourself better. You may not know exactly what you want or how long it will take. I will work with you on any personal issue you wish to bring. I work flexibly, both short term and long term.

My focus will be on you and what approach is likely to be most helpful for you.   I have seen thousands of clients with every type of issue and have particular experience with issues of identity, self worth, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss.

I work with compassion, warmth, flexibility, dedication and, where appropriate, humour.

8 Kimberley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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