About Me. Portrait

About Me

Qualifications and training

  • Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (since 2007)
  • MSc (Distinction) in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health, King's College London
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD Counselling School
  • Certificate in Counselling, Birkbeck, University of London
  • BA (Hons) Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

    Short courses

  • Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training, Centre for Stress Management
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Merit), Birkbeck, University of London
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Safeguarding 16-25 year olds, NSPCC
  • Certificate in Online Counselling Skills, Online Counsellors
  • Managing Stress with Mindfulness, Mental Health Foundation
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Anna Freud Centre

    Work experience

    In addition to my private practice work in Cambridge, I am the College Counsellor at St John's College, University of Cambridge.

    I have many years' experience providing counselling to students in higher education (in the student counselling services at Queen Mary University of London, Anglia Ruskin University and Goldsmiths University of London). I also did a training placement providing counselling to asylum seekers and refugees (at the Refugee Therapy Centre).

    I am also an Associate Counsellor for several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs). I provide counselling to employees seeking help with personal or work-related issues.

    These various roles have given me considerable experience in working with a wide range of problems including low mood, depression, stress, anxiety, grief/bereavement, eating problems, relationships, low self-esteem and confidence, identity, traumatic experiences, work/study issues and student issues in general.

    Areas of specialism

    I also specialise in helping people with transition issues - facing changes in your personal circumstances (eg family/career/study), endings, losses or entering a new phase of life.

    How I can help you

    I can work with you to explore and make sense of your issues. Understanding is the first step towards making changes. I can help you develop strategies and skills to manage your issues and to find a positive way forward.

    It may be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns of behaving or thinking. I can work with you to identity these patterns, to understand them and to make changes to enable you to start leading a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

    Personal approach

    I provide a confidential and professional environment. I bring warmth, empathy, a non-judgemental attitude and a sense of humour. I can be gently challenging where necessary, while being supportive and compassionate.

    Professional membership

    I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance of the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

    Accreditation means I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association. This also means I am required to renew my accreditation on an annual basis and provide evidence of continual professional development and supervision.

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    BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in central Cambridge

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