About us

Wendy Mersh

BSc, Dip. Couns., Post Grad. Cert. CBT, Parts 1-3 EMDR Europe Accredited Training, ASIIP Cert. Supervision, BACP Accredited, UKRCP Reg.

I have been working in counselling and therapy since the early 1990’s when, after an initial training in Person Centred and Humanistic counselling (Diploma completed in 1995), I began working as a counsellor at Centre 33, the Young People’s Counselling Service in Cambridge where I worked for more than 15 years. During this time I also worked in GP Surgeries in Royston and Stevenage. In 2004, I set up in private practice working from my home address where I have a comfortable counselling room in an outhouse building.

From 2007-9, I undertook further training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which became my primary mode of working.  This training combined with my Person Centred background means I offer the more structured approach of CBT whilst still regarding the client/therapist relationship as central to my work.   I have also worked as a Cognitive Therapist for the NHS Intake & Treatment Team at Addenbrooks Hospital.

My work has been influenced over the years by an interest in mindfulness-based therapies now recognised within the NHS and recommended in NICE guidelines as an effective treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.  I often incorporate mindfulness and acceptance practices into my work.

​In January 2017 I completed a 3 part training in EMDR which I now offer for trauma and a range of other mental health difficulties. 

I have also undertaken training in supervision with Cambridge Supervision Training and offer supervision to experienced or trainee counsellors.

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).

Kathy Mitchell

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).