About me

I provide video sessions using Zoom. I also offer telephone sessions to clients I have previously worked with.

I offer a calm and containing space for you to work through any issue you wish to bring to therapy. I work for any length of time, close to the centre of Cambridge.

I typically see clients once a week. I also offer more or less frequent sessions at the request of the client.

Training, qualifications & experience


2013-19 Training in Compassion Focussed Therapy (Which has its roots in CBT).

2002-7 Postgraduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at the University of Cambridge. Both courses BACP Accredited. Counselling Certificate prior to that.


In addition to private work, I am the counsellor at Churchill College, Cambridge. I also work for the NHS providing clinical supervision to senior staff. Previously, I  had 15 years' full time, post-qualification experience working as a counsellor at two Universities.

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

Previous employment - I previously worked as a radio producer, in PR and in the charity sector.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Photos & videos


Additional information

I am currently offering free sessions to NHS staff.

The fee per session, including the initial consultation, is £60. I may be able to offer a reduced fee depending on your circumstances.  Please contact me to discuss this.


I work Monday - Friday. I offer early morning and evening sessions as well as sessions during the day.

I try to offer a convenient appointment time based on the client's availability.

Further information

Counselling or therapy is about wanting to produce change in your life to alleviate distress, to understand yourself better or to increase your options. I will work with you on any personal issue you wish to bring to therapy.

You may not know how many sessions you want. We can start with an initial session and go from there. I work both short and long term.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Although I am not currently offering face-to-face sessions, for reference there is a single step from the pavement to the path and a further step from the path into the premises.

Tim Ellis

Tim Ellis