MSc, Dip. Couns., ASIIP Cert. Supervision
BACP Accredited, UKRCP Reg., Dip H, GQHP
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with a background in psychology. I consider myself a person centred practitioner although I will often draw on my experience of other approaches.
After qualifying in 2002, I spent three years working with Centre 33, the Young People’s Counselling Service in Cambridge. This was followed by a year with the NHS Complex Cases Service where I was introduced to the use of Cognitive Analytic Therapy in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. In 2007, I established the in-school counselling service at Chesterton Community College offering counselling to pupils and staff. Additionally, I have worked in private practice since 2002 and have a purpose built counselling room in Fulbourn, providing a safe, comfortable and professional space for my clients to be.
I have over 10 years experience as a counselling supervisor offering supervision to experienced and trainee counsellors from various theoretical orientations. I studied with Cambridge Supervision Training and hold the ASIIP Certificate in Integrative Supervision (2008).
Mindfulness is a practice which I have come to incorporate into my personal life and my work as a therapist. I see that this practice enables us to slow down, to become clearer and more able to deal with the anxieties and challenges of everyday life. In 2013 I completed a Mindfulness - based stress reduction course with the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre.
I have a particular interest in working with relationship issues and with couples. In 2016 I completed an ICEFT externship in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy which has had a significant effect on the way in which I approach my work with couples.
I am an Accredited Member of BACP
(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and registered with the UKRCP
(United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).