Counselling

Why come for Counselling? 

People come for counselling for many different reasons.   Some people come for support in dealing with a specific problem or while experiencing a time of crisis.  Others want to explore more widely their potential for self development, perhaps to improve or alter some aspect of their life.  Below are some of the issues we have particular experience in and work with on a regular basis.
 
  • Depression, Anxiety and Stress
  • Loss of Confidence or Low Self Esteem 
  • Bereavement
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Work difficulties
  • Sexual identity
  • Cultural issues
  • Relationships
  • Problems in adolescence
  • Difficulties in parenting
  • Life crisis or transitions
Deciding to seek counselling can feel like a big step but it is something that, with the right counsellor, most people find valuable. Whoever you are, whatever your age or situation, counselling can bring about many positive, life enhancing changes or it may simply offer somewhere for you to share your feelings in times of distress and to receive some additional support. 
 

About Counselling

Counselling  or Psychotherapy is a genuine mutual exchange between two people and it provides a space for you to discuss, with a trained professional, any issue or problem that concerns you. 

Therapy is a process that requires commitment of time and effort by both counsellor and client. 

Counselling practice may be based on one or more theoretical orientations. Our counselling service was founded in line with the principles of the Person-Centred Approach which means we believe that you, the client, are the expert and that nobody can know you better than you know yourself. We believe that, given the right conditions, you will be able to access your own wisdom and develop your own insights, clarifying the way forward for yourself.  It is our aim to provide the conditions in which change and growth can occur by offering our total and undivided attention, listening without judging and striving to understand how it feels to be you. We will share with you, honestly and respectfully, our experience of being with you. 

The principles of the Person-Centred Approach still broadly underpin all our work.  In addition, our experience in many areas of counselling practice, combined with our understanding of a range of other theoretical approaches, mean that we can tailor our work according to your individual needs, your timescale and your personality. We will review our work with you regularly and welcome your feedback on what works best for you.

The counselling service is confidential which means we will not pass on your details or divulge any information which you choose to share with us, except in very exceptional circumstances. For further information about our confidentiality policy click here.

We are individually accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and, as such, are bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling.
 

The Next Step

If you would like to make an appointment for counselling, or would like further details, please contact us by telephone or email. If we are unable to come to the phone an answer machine will be in operation. Please do leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

We will be pleased to arrange an initial session during which you can discuss your concerns and decide whether counselling is for you. Counselling is not right for everyone and we will be happy to discuss with you alternative options and assist you in finding alternative services.
 

Low-Cost Counselling

Location: Fulbourn (near Cambridge)
Contact: Kathy Mitchell

Low cost counselling may be available at our Fulbourn premises. The counsellor, Vicky Keating, is a qualified counsellor working towards BACP Accreditation.  

Currently:  1 slot available