Counsellors

Below you can find a list of our current team of counsellors. They all have a very wide range of experience but we have listed some of their areas of particular specialism below as well

LISA ADAMS-DAVEY

Areas of specialism: Anxiety, Autism, Bereavement, Children 7-12, Depression, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Location: St Leonards on Sea (Hastings), East Sussex

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

 

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My Experience: I am a therapist, trainer, and tutor for JHD. I run a private practice (Trust Therapy), work as a Counsellor with CRUSE Bereavement Care, and am a Freelance Therapist for SEN children at Sensory Soft Play, Hastings. I have been a Counsellor (and on short-term ‘cover’ contract as a School Project Manager) with Place2Be Children’s Mental Health, and a Therapist with Butterflies (for children suffering Trauma and Abuse), Calm Farm (group children’s therapy), and ALRA Drama School.

Before entering the Psychotherapy / Counselling profession, I enjoyed 30-years as a Tutor, Trainer, Consultant, Senior Lecturer, and Manager, alongside working as an Actor and Director, in the Performing Arts Industry. My last positions were as a Senior Lecturer and Personal Tutor at Edge Hill University, a Consultant in Acting (Stagecraft) for Opera Singers at the Royal Northern College of Music, an External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University, and an AQA Moderator and Examiner. I was an Institutional Teaching and Learning Fellow at Edge Hill University (2015-2018); and the designer, founder, and manager of the Student Peer Mentor Scheme in Performing Arts (2010-2018), which focused on Mental Health.

I founded, am a performer with, and the Artistic Director of, the alumni therapeutic theatre company Confiança Collaborative (www.confiancacollaborative.com), which received international recognition for having a “positive and constructive impact on society” (The Good News Planet, New York, October 2014 – http://goodnewsplanet.com/lisa-adams-davey-kathleen-whitehead-english-producerhost-racheal-owens/) and, in 2015, I was awarded an International Certificate of recognition from LivingWorks, Canada, for my contributions to building Suicide-Safer Communities. I have experience of facilitating with the NHS on Stress Reduction courses and have written and presented academic papers, and facilitated workshops, on Performance and Mental Health at various National and International Conferences. I have collaborated with Health Professionals on creating innovative teaching aids and I was the Technical Consultant for Sodexo’s Global Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Programme (2018), which was written to address the needs of over 400,000 employees across 70 countries.

Why I Became A Counsellor: During my past teaching career, my research concentrated on Performance, Therapy, and Mental Health. I collaborated with University counsellors to enhance and support the student experience and individuals, and I was a personal tutor. I trained in Mental Health First Aid, became a Suicide Interventionist (ASIST), and was the mental health champion of the department. Within the teaching environment, I developed visualisations, as a relaxation tool, and went on to train as a Hypnotherapist and a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

Before entering the Psychotherapy / Counselling profession, I enjoyed 30-years as a Tutor, Trainer, Consultant, Senior Lecturer, and Manager, alongside working as an Actor and Director, in the Performing Arts Industry. My last positions were as a Senior Lecturer and Personal Tutor at Edge Hill University, a Consultant in Acting (Stagecraft) for Opera Singers at the Royal Northern College of Music, an External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University, and an AQA Moderator and Examiner. I was an Institutional Teaching and Learning Fellow at Edge Hill University (2015-2018); and the designer, founder, and manager of the Student Peer Mentor Scheme in Performing Arts (2010-2018), which focused on Mental Health.

I founded, am a performer with, and the Artistic Director of, the alumni therapeutic theatre company Confiança Collaborative (www.confiancacollaborative.com), which received international recognition for having a “positive and constructive impact on society” (The Good News Planet, New York, October 2014 – http://goodnewsplanet.com/lisa-adams-davey-kathleen-whitehead-english-producerhost-racheal-owens/) and, in 2015, I was awarded an International Certificate of recognition from LivingWorks, Canada, for my contributions to building Suicide-Safer Communities. I have experience of facilitating with the NHS on Stress Reduction courses and have written and presented academic papers, and facilitated workshops, on Performance and Mental Health at various National and International Conferences. I have collaborated with Health Professionals on creating innovative teaching aids and I was the Technical Consultant for Sodexo’s Global Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Programme (2018), which was written to address the needs of over 400,000 employees across 70 countries.

I am now an Integrative Psychotherapist for Adults, Children, and Young People, plus a Trainer, and Tutor. In addition to Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy, I am certified to offer Emotional Freedom Technique, Laughter Therapy, and Reiki Healing, and I am a qualified Teacher and Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

I utilise humanistic and psychodynamic methodologies, in a client-centred approach, to enable self-exploration and understanding. I am influenced by Jungian Analyses and, if client-appropriate, I interweave other models of practice, including, Gestalt, CBT, and Expressive and Play Therapies into my work.

Whilst I have a deep gratitude for the many occasions that have been afforded to me throughout my career and life, so far, I believe that every experience, no matter how diverse, can provide us with enriching opportunities from which we can self-discover and grow. In addition, my work is based on the premise that individuals have a unique way of ‘being’. Therefore, as a Tutor/Trainer and Therapist, I tailor my approach to individual needs, working organically and creatively, whilst providing a safe and confidential space within which to self-reflect, evaluate, understand, and develop. My philosophy is based on fostering trust and building a comfortable rapport, in a professional, supportive, non-judgemental, fulfilling, and relaxed environment.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Drugs, Addictions – Gambling, ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Career support, Carer support, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Discrimination, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Paranoia, Passive aggressive behaviour, PTSD, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (L4), Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (L4), Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (L3), EFT Practitioner Training (L2). National Counselling Society (Accredited Registrant).

CLAUDIA ALDERSLEY

Areas of specialism: ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Young people 13-25

Location: Southport

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

 

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My Experience: I am currently Therapeutic Lead for an NHS partnered agency in the North West where I work with children, young people and families delivering both 1:1 and group therapy. I am also a mental health trainer and deliver workshops on parenting and employability.

Why I Became A Counsellor: I became a counsellor following careers in teaching and social care.  I always felt drawn to others who were struggling with the curve balls in life, I guess that I could identify with those feelings.  So I embarked upon a new career in therapeutic counselling. I am originally trained in person-centred therapy but draw on aspects of CBT, play therapy, creative therapies as well as  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) if these feel appropriate and useful for the client. I like to follow my client’s lead; this might mean a space to explore difficult emotions or memories or it may mean supporting a client to learn new ways in order to manage life more easily.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Bullying, Career support, Carer support, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Gender dysphoria, Infertility, Learning
difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Paranoia, Passive aggressive behaviour, Personality disorder, PTSD, Pregnancy and birth, Psychosis, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  Registered member BACP.

SUE ARNOLD

Areas of specialism: Young People 13-25, Existential Issues, Inner Critic, Sense
Of Self

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked online with a range of young clients affected by a variety of issues including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, concerns with education, relationships and the impact of Covid.

Why I Became a Counsellor: Above all else, I believe your counselling experience should provide a safe place for you to be heard – to explore your feelings without judgement or prejudice. This is especially important for young people growing into the adults they want to become.
With you at the centre of my practice, we can work together confidentially and mindfully to explore your feelings, the challenges you are facing, how they might be impacting on your thoughts, your life and your health. You can consider what changes you might make to help towards achieving positive mental health.

Areas I Can Work With: Anxiety, Attachment, Career support, Carer support, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Redundancy, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualification and Membership: NCS member

HAYLEY BARON

Areas of specialism: Young people 13-25

Location: Suffolk

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked both as a volunteer and in private practice. Working with clients from aged 12 upward.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I have always had a keen interest in Psychology and People. I studied a BSc in Psychology, and found my way to counselling on the level 2 certificate.
I work mainly humanistically but like to try and tailor my therapy to the individual client, pulling for various approaches and techniques to ensure that the client’s needs are met.
I also like to work creatively and find it can help clients to process difficult emotions and experiences in a gentle way. Above all, I work with the belief that the client is the expert and that within each client is the potential to grow and learn, and that my role is to support them through that process.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Drugs, Addictions – Gambling, Addictions – Sex, Adoption, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Cancer, Career support, Carer support, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Infertility, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Paranoia, Passive aggressive behaviour, Personality disorder, PTSD, Pregnancy and birth, Psychosis, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work related stress

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: AIM AWARDS Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

VICKI BENSON

Areas of specialism: Anxiety, Child related issues, Miscarriage, Pregnancy and birth, Stress, Trauma, Young people 13-25

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: As a qualified counsellor I have worked with all age groups from primary age children, college and university students to people in their retirement. I see each client as their own, unique being and work with them to explore what is bringing them to counselling and to help find a way forward.
I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, abuse, body image and eating disorder, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues and low confidence and self esteem.

Why I Became a Counsellor: To give everyone that needs it a space and the time to be heard, to have their feelings validated, to not feel alone. Combining my own life experiences and my counselling training, I offer a safe and confidential space, within which a person can feel emotionally held and empowered to explore their issues.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Cancer, Career support, Carer support, Child related issues, Depression, Discrimination, Eating disorders, Infertility, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (NCS Accred)

SUMITA BHOLA

Areas of specialism: Bereavement and Loss By Suicide

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I am particularly interested in working therapeutically in a natural (outdoor) setting. I believe that undertaking counselling in the “real world” is enormously enriching. Research shows that being outdoors is beneficial to our health and that walking helps us to process our thoughts and feelings. Walk-and-talk therapy offers so much more.

I consider myself to be an active partner in our relationship and therefore you won’t find me sitting on the sidelines. I get stuck in and really try to understand your perspective. I pride myself on working flexibly and matching my therapy to the person in front of me. People are different; I enjoy and welcome diversity and wholeheartedly embrace it.

I have over 20 years experience working as an HR Business Partner in multinational companies. I also have 5 years experience working in Mental Health. My current engagements include: working as a suicide bereavement liaison worker, an associate counsellor for a therapy practice based in Cambridge, and delivering walk and talk sessions to clients in my personal counselling business.

Why I Became a Counsellor: My aim is simple: to help people who need some support in life. I will listen to whatever you need to share, however difficult the subject matter may be. If you can’t find the words to express the way you feel, I will help you to discover a way to bring out those emotions. I work collaboratively with you and I sincerely believe people can gain so much more by working together on a problem. I will definitely help you to understand yourself better. I firmly believe that increasing your self-knowledge will lead to greater potential for an improved quality of life. I aim to help you fulfil your personal goals whatever they may be.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Emotional, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career support, Depression, Low self-confidence, Mental health, Redundancy, Suicidal thoughts, Work related stress

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Level 4 Diploma in Counselling skills (MBACP)

 

SAM BISHOP

Areas of specialism: Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Mental Health, Rape & Sexual Abuse, Safeguarding, Suicide, Trauma, Young People.

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: Before training to become a counsellor, I worked for a number of organisations which specialised in Family and Individual support for adults, children and young people. These experiences have provided me the valuable insight into the stress and pressures families and individuals may encounter due to their circumstances and ways in which to manage these difficulties.

I have completed 6 week Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse training course with Choices and have worked as a counsellor with them for the past year, providing weekly counselling sessions to clients. I also have experience with counselling clients who have been referred to JHD. These clients all present with very individual issues and circumstances and this is where it is so valuable to draw on my previous experiences, knowledge and skills to enable me to support the client in a positive and productive way.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, which basically means that I can draw on different therapeutic theories to meet the needs of the individual clients I work with. The client is at the centre of every session and I will ensure that the therapeutic work will be tailored to the client’s needs and their presenting situation.

I believe that Mental health is just as paramount as our physical health and sometimes we may need specialist support at certain times in our lives. If we had broken our leg, we would go and see a Doctor for support and help. Coming to see a counsellor is just as important when your mental health is fluctuating due to personal circumstances. I can provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place for you to talk and, most importantly, be heard.

During sessions with me, you will have the opportunity to explore your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Through the course of these therapeutic sessions, you will be able to reflect on your experiences and look towards making positive changes which will enable you to achieve positive mental and physical health.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Carer support, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Disabilities, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, OCD, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Level 4 Diploma BACP and NCS

ELAINE BROWN

Area of specialism: Relationship Problems, Young People 13-25

Location: Canterbury/Deal, East Kent

Format:  Skype, Telephone, Zoom,  Face-to-face 

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My Experience: I have worked in the private, public and charity sectors as well as in voluntary roles, in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. In Cambridge, I worked with young people for the Connexions Career Services and later at a Youth Centre in Kent I helped support and provide a safe space for LGBT+ Young People. I have also worked at Canterbury Christchurch University in a very busy Student Support & Well Being Department supporting many local and international students, studying both vocational and academic subjects. In my work with Relate, I also supported Young People and Students both at the Centre and in their schools. I studied for an OU degree as a mature student and understand the importance of Life Long Learning. I attend regular training for Continual Professional Development and attend regular clinical supervision. At the time of writing (Jan 2021) I have 2800+ clinical hours.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I have always been interested in people having supported individuals in the different roles that I have had during my working life. I feel privileged to now be trained and work in the mental well being field. As a Relate Trained Counsellor, I particularly draw on the Systemic and Psychodynamic Theoretical Perspectives but also understand the importance of being client led, listening to the family scripts and narratives, with a person-centred focus. My aim is always to be a kind, empathetic and respectful counsellor, to treat others as I would like to be treated and to ensure my clients feel supported and heard. Your mental well-being and safety are of utmost importance and I am listening to you and will make sure I am the right person to support you if only for a short time.

Areas I Can Work With: Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bullying, Career support, Carer support, Depression, Discrimination, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Passive aggressive behaviour, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: cpcab Level 4 and 5 in Relationship Counselling bacp registered member 215707 NCS Accredited Registrant Member – NCS19-08471

ROSALIND BUBB


Areas of specialism: 
Cancer, Infertility, Miscarriage, Trauma, Phobias, EFT, Living With Serious Disease

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Telephone

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My Experience: I have been in private practice since 2004, with clients around the world. Specialisms encompass all aspects of fertility (including IVF, miscarriage and childlessness support), trauma, and living with serious disease.

Why I Became a Counsellor: My work as a counsellor is integrative and encouraging.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Anxiety, Cancer, Career support, Carer support, Infertility, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Miscarriage, PTSD, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related stress

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: EFT “tapping” Master Trainer (Emotional Freedom Techniques) – EFTi Accredited, TAT Professional (Tapas Acupressure Technique), NLP practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Ericksonian hypnotherapist, Trainee Counsellor

REBECCA CHAPPELL

Areas of specialism:

Location: 
Worcester

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom
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My Experience: I have experience working creatively with young children who have learning difficulties. I used predominately movement activities to encourage openness and increase confidence in the children. I also work in a care home, where I have facilitated activities that offer enjoyment to the residents that also improve mental and physical health. Throughout my experience of working with these populations, I have offered person-centred emotional support during difficult times.

Why I Became a Counsellor: Through my own relationship with dance, I realised how important expressing ourselves is for our mental health. Using the person-centred approach, your session is your time to bring whatever you want to the session. As a firm believer in creativity, there will also be opportunities to explore your feelings in various ways if you wish to do so.

Areas I Can Work With: Anxiety, Bullying, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling with Contemporary Creative Approaches (trainee)
UKAHPP student member

ANTONY CONSTANTINOU

Areas of specialism: Abuse – Emotional, Attachment, Carer support, Depression, Discrimination, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Mental health, PTSD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Sexuality, Sex problems, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress

Location: London

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom
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My Experience: Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Life coach In Private Practice, Putney, South West London, UK.
• Health assessor, wellbeing practitioner and psychological trainer at Reed in Partnership, Richmond, London.
• Specialist support officer, Counsellor and group facilitator at One Housing, Hackney, London.
• Psychotherapeutic Counsellor – NHS (National Health Service), South West London
• Honorary School Counsellor – Sir George Monoux College
• Honorary Psychotherapeutic Counsellor at St Mungo’s, Life works, Central London

Why I Became a Counsellor: I have a real deep passion for people, and being a people person I later became deeply interested and curious as to how and why people behave and think the way they do.

Along with my curious mind, I have always felt empathetic to those around me and I came across. I believe my own difficulties in the past contributed to the very reason I had chosen to become a counsellor.

About me
My name is Antony Constantinou. I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist working from my consulting room in London and also remotely with clients online on Skype and Zoom.

I studied In Psychodynamic Counselling at London’s Birkbeck College University and then went on to train In Person centred counselling at Middlesex University. After an extensive amount of experience within the NHS, charity sector and private sector, I went on to establish myself in private practice.

How I work
My therapy practice is informed by psychodynamic psychotherapy, which involves an exploration of a person’s emotional and inner world, and seeks to understand the unhelpful patterns of relating and behaviour that can interfere with living a productive and meaningful life.

In our work, together I will encourage you to explore emotions, behaviours, significant events and relationships, and consider the underlying roots or causes for your difficulties.

I also use CBT to support with immediate presenting issues such as anxiety to support behavioural change and negative thinking.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Drugs, Addictions – Gambling, Addictions – Sex, ADHD, Adoption, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Cancer, Career support, Carer support, Dementia, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Gender dysphoria, Infertility, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Paranoia, Passive aggressive behaviour, Personality disorder, PTSD, Pregnancy and birth, Psychosis, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Dip in Counselling – Middlesex University(BACP ACCREDITED)
FD in Counselling – Middlesex University (BACP ACCREDITED)

Dip in Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling

CertHE in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and organisational dynamics – Birkbeck, University of London

 

ALICE DAVIES

Areas of specialism: Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Young People.

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: At JHD I work with adults and young people from university, school and private client settings. I have previously counselled children and young people within a charitable organisation and volunteered for a mental health phone line offering support for people in distress. I have experience of supporting people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, school and exam pressure, eating disorders, body image issues, low self-esteem and self-harm.

I am a Level 2 counselling tutor at JHD

Why I Became a Counsellor: Sometimes life is hard and can feel difficult. You may feel sad or low or simply unsure of what is happening around you. At times like these, talking to someone who will listen in a non-judgmental and supportive way can be helpful.

I am a qualified counsellor who works in an integrative way, tailoring therapy to suit each individual client. The foundations of my client work are in the person-centred approach, but I also use CBT techniques and solution focused therapy to help empower clients to come to their own conclusions and realisations.

I can offer you a warm, compassionate, understanding and confidential space where together we can try to understand and make sense of how you feel.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Emotional, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bullying, Depression, Disabilities, Eating disorders, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Passive aggressive behaviour, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Level 4 Diploma in Counselling, Independent member of BACP

KEREN DEAN

Areas of specialism: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Emotional, Low self esteem, Mental health, PTSD, Relationship problems, Spirituality, Trauma, Young people 13-25

Location: Manchester

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I work with young people (13-25) and I’m experienced working with childhood abuse. This involved working a lot with people learning to love themselves, have better relationships with others and releasing the pain they have inside them.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I have always loved helping people open up, talk about what really matters to them, and realise how much strength and beauty they have inside. I’m person-centred, meaning that I give you the space to use on what you think is most important. I’ll be with you to talk about the big and the small, and release whatever you need to let go of. I’m happiest in a warm place, talking the world away with a big community around me.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Bullying, Career support, Child related issues, Depression, Discrimination, Dissociation, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Passive aggressive behaviour, PTSD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: MA Person-Centred Counselling – MBACP

LORRAINE DISTON

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Location: Bedfordshire

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I am currently a High School Counsellor and have a small private practice seeing children and adults, I previously worked as a counsellor with Place2Be and The Living Room Addiction agency. I have experience in systemic family attachment and early attachment experiences.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Play Therapist offering play, creative therapy and counselling for adults, children and young people.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Drugs, Addictions – Gambling, Addictions – Sex, ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Bullying, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Gender dysphoria, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, OCD, Paranoia, Passive aggressive behaviour, Personality disorder, Psychosis, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Children MBACP

CAROLINA FELIU-JONES

Areas of specialism: Abuse – Domestic, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Discrimination, Loneliness, Mental health, Stress

Location: Liverpool

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked with cancer patients and their families, women and refugees.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I work from a person-centred approach and may use creative techniques, such as art, movement and creative writing, whenever appropriate.

Areas I Can Work With: Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Discrimination, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy: Contemporary Creative Approaches (trainee), UKHAPP student member

RACHEL FHIMA

Areas of specialism: Anxiety, Children 7-12, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Young people 13-25

Location: London

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I worked in education(primary schools and colleges) for 4+ years. Following that, I was based in a mental health clinic and a rehabilitation service. I currently work with CAMHS.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor. As such, I use a variety of approaches when working with clients. My primary approach is person-centred, but I frequently implement elements of Gestalt, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Internal Family Systems therapies.

I worked in education prior to pursuing counselling. I have worked with a vast amount of young people in the school system, including young people with special educational needs and/or learning difficulties. My experiences working in schools and colleges taught me how easily mental health difficulties in children and young people can be ignored, minimised, and/or misunderstood. I entered the mental health field to start bridging the gap between children and young people, and vital mental health support.

In the past 3 years, I have worked in mental health services in the UK and abroad. In the UK, I have been based in a core CAMHS team, which has allowed me to work with a tremendous diversity of people, and a wide range of presenting mental health difficulties.

In working with me, you can expect to be met with validation, empathy, and understanding. I strive to create a safe space in the therapy room (face-to-face and virtual), where you can share your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and goals. In encouraging your reflections on your thoughts and actions, I will help you cultivate and nurture your relationship with yourself and the world around you. My experience has taught me that it is this development of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-love, that is fundamental to movement and growth.

In the past few years, I have worked consistently with adults and young people (age 11+). I have particular experience in working with Anxiety, Depression, Young People, Spirituality, and issues related to Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence.

Areas I Can Work With: Anxiety, Attachment, Child-related issues, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Dip.Couns, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor

PAUL GREEN

Areas of Specialism: Young People, Creative Approaches

Location: Southport

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: Listening Volunteer at Samaritans, Trainee Counsellor at Sunflowers

Why I Became a Counsellor: Having spent the past five years in Education both as a Teacher and Teaching Assistant, I realised my calling was to help people but not through teaching, through counselling. I use person-centred approaches but also able to offer more creative approaches to counselling in sessions. My preferred methods are Zoom or Face to Face (Southport)

Areas I Can Work With: Bullying, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Relationship problems, Sexuality, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy: Contemporary, Creative Approaches (In progress) / UKAHPP Student Member

PETER FREWER

Areas of Specialism: Abuse, Bereavement, Body Image, Child Abuse, Children & Young People, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Rape & Sexual Assault, Relationships, Safeguarding, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Suicide.

Location: Suffolk

Format: Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: Peter works with University students who are suffering mental health issues and helping them resolve any issues they may be experiencing. He also carries out work in a school in Suffolk working with Children and Young People as well as continuing to work as part of the NSFT Wellbeing Service in Ipswich. Peter is also involved in a project to deliver mental health and wellbeing support to the fishing community in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Why I Became a Counsellor: Peter has a humanistic approach at his core, using a mix of CBT approaches but delivered humanistically showing clients empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Peter acknowledges the importance of clients’ past and offers the opportunity to his clients for exploration of their past and how it affects their behaviours in the here and now. Helping clients explore how they react or feel about troubling or disturbing events, which can be an indicator of locked or hidden trauma. Enabling the client to unlock and free themselves from these feelings.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Drugs, Addictions – Gambling, Addictions – Sex, ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, OCD, Passive aggressive behaviour, PTSD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Peter is an accredited professional member of the National Counselling Society and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Peter is a qualified Integrative Counsellor who has experience of working with a range of issues covering, but not exclusive to Bereavement and Loss, Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues and Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Rape and Self-Harm.

TYLER HATWELL

Areas of Specialism: Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Sexuality, Suicidal thoughts, Young people 13-25

Location: London

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked within charities, schools and privately. I have lots of experience working with LGBT+ clients & clients from a Gypsy or Traveller background.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I work relationally to create insight within someone to enable them to make meaningful changes within their lives. It is not about quick fixes but about an inner, core understanding which is used to illuminate what is important. We may solidify around specific problems and look for solutions as well, but it is the insights gained from our relationship which get us there.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Emotional, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Bullying, Child related issues, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Gender dysphoria, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Mental health, Passive-aggressive behaviour, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy. BACP Member

CIARAN HURLEY

Areas of Specialism: Anxiety, Children & Young People, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Identity, Mental Health, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Stress.

Location: Sheffield

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: Before training as a counsellor I was a registered adult nurse and a university lecturer. Recently I’ve continued to work with students who have disabilities and mental health problems, supporting them to make the most of their time at university and I work with two schools, providing counselling support for the children and young people who study there.

Why I Became a Counsellor: My counselling and psychotherapy training took an integrative approach, which means that I’ll draw on a range of skills and theories to tailor our work together based on what you need.

I also describe my practice as being holistic, because I believe that people deserve good health in all aspects of their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual lives.

The first goal for me is making sure you feel supported and secure when we’re working together. Once that’s in place, we can start to explore the reasons why you’re looking for help and I’ll help you by listening to anything you want to tell me and receiving you with acceptance, care and respect. There’ll be no judgement from me and I won’t tell you what to do because you’re the best person to decide what you should do. What I can do is help you explore your options.

You’ll be in charge at every stage of our work together, even if that means occasionally asking me for some guidance and leadership, and I hope that when the time comes for us to finish working together it’ll be because you’re feeling confident to face the world, with a clear picture of who you are and liking what you see.

I’m able to work with people who are living with long term health conditions, terminal illness as well as a range of psychological difficulties and mental health problems.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Career support, Carer support, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Dementia, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Gender dysphoria, Infertility, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, Paranoia, Passive aggressive behaviour, Personality disorder, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

BILL JENKS

Areas of specialism: Abuse – Emotional, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Drugs, Anger management, Anxiety,Armed, Emergency and other stressful service issues, Attachment, Bereavement, Bullying, Burn out, Career support, Carer support, Depression, Dissociation, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Passive aggressive behaviour, Performance anxiety and perfectionism, PTSD and CPTSD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Stress, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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ELLIE JOHNSTON

Areas of specialism: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Anxiety, Bullying, Cancer, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, OCD, Self-harm, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Location: Scarborough

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My Experience: I favour an integrative approach to counselling, I work with a number of different models and theories always looking for the best fit for my clients. I have had experience working in private practice, with a wide range of issues. I have 13 years’ experience working with young people in further and higher education, as well as working for a charity providing individual and couples therapy for survivors of sexual abuse. As well as counselling I am also a coach and an Insights Discovery practitioner. I have lead teams in the NHS and for a national charity. I deliver leadership and management training, team development training and I am a faculty member for a national charities improvement programme.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I became a counsellor to help people overcome difficulties and barriers that prevent them from living a full and happy life.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Anxiety, Cancer, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Mental health, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Work-related stress, Young people 13- 25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: I have worked for further and higher education providers, the NHS,
local and national charities, as well as my own private practice.

MONIKA KUBACZEWSKA-SZYMANSKA

Areas of Specialism: Abuse – Emotional, Anxiety, Depression, Discrimination, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Stress, Work related stress

Location: Cambridge

Format: Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked in the organisation PPA -polish psychologist association, Coghweel Counselling, My private practice MKS therapy

Why I Became a Counsellor: I am a qualified integrative counsellor. I work mainly in the humanistic approach, and I also use elements from other approaches such as CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy) or psychodynamic therapy, which allows me to choose optimal therapeutic strategies for each client individually. The values ​​on which the humanistic approach is based, such as empathy, respect, authenticity and perception of values ​​in every human being, are very close to me.
I became a counsellor as I was always interested in people and feel privileged to share the journey with them.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Emotional, Anxiety, Attachment, Bullying, Depression, Discrimination, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Redundancy, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Work related stress

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: MBACP, Dip.couns Msc CBT and counselling-in progress

EMMA LARGESSE

Areas of Specialism: Young people

Location: Herefordshire

Format: Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked within a charitable organisation, with schools and in Private practice.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I am a Person Centred counsellor working in an integrative way. That simply means I use whatever theory is relevant, to what comes up for the client. I am guided by them in the therapy room.

Areas I Can Work With: ADHD, Autism, Bereavement, Carer support, Children 7-12, Learning difficulties, Low self confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Passive aggressive behaviour, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Diploma and FdSc in Counselling and Advanced Specialism in working with CYP

JOANNE LIVINGSTONE

Areas of specialism: Anxiety, Young People

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: University Students/Staff

Why I Became a Counsellor: I naturally progressed into counselling through my job. I find it rewarding to support people through their mental health difficulties. I work face to face or remote video, using Humanistic Based Integrative Counselling skills.

Areas I Can Work With: Anxiety, Carer support, Depression, Low self esteem, Stress

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: NCS Member (4thYear Trainee)

CHI-MING LEE

Areas of specialism: Anxiety, Depression, Low self esteem, Redundancy, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked with a children’s charity for a number of years helping teenagers and young people. I am also working in private practice and with JHD where I work with a more diverse age group. I have worked with clients with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and low self-esteem.

Why I Became a Counsellor: My personal counselling philosophy is relatively straight forward. I truly believe that we are all individuals and unique, even though we live in societies where there is a need to conform, we can still express ourselves without harming others. I also believe that each one of us has a capacity to change to take charge and to help ourselves, no matter how difficult a situation we face. There is always a choice and I would like to help others to see this when they are unable to themselves. My aim is to help others to seek out their self and to help them express who they truly are, to bring more balance to their lives where there is an imbalance.

I have an affinity for the person-centred approach, but I am not adverse use approaches and techniques from other counselling modalities if I feel these are appropriate and may be helpful.

Areas I Can Work With: Adoption, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Cancer, Career support, Carer support, Child related issues, Depression, Discrimination, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Passive aggressive behaviour, PTSD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Dip. Couns. Member of BACP

CLAIRE MATTHEW

Areas of specialism: Abuse, Children & Young People, Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Rape & Sexual Assault, Relationships, Safeguarding, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Suicide.

Location: Southport/Lancashire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked in primary and secondary school, charity based Women and Children’s Centres and more recently The Star Centre in Bootle and JHD Counselling. I have 13 years with a wide variety of experience. It is very true that you never know what pain people go through in their lives, and i aim to offer a safe space to explore these feelings. It takes great bravery and humility to reach out for mental health support, an action that is never lost on me. We are all fragile in our own way, and it takes great strength to reach your hand out for help.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I became a Counsellor because I had a fascination with mental health, and a desire to make a difference. I was a single Mum, so training was a challenge. I quickly found a great passion for my work, and have worked in schools as a pastoral lead and also have a great affinity with children and young people. I have been qualified for 13 years and still love my work as much as ever. I am fortunate to be surrounded by a wonderful myriad of colleagues who support and guide each other so well. I am person centered at heart but understand that often other approaches may be beneficial to the client, I have the utmost respect for every client I see, and holding space for them to explore their pain is a huge privilege. I currently work with CYP’s, University students and private clients. I mostly work online now, although face to face is an option.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Gambling, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Discrimination, Eating disorders, Infertility, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, Passive aggressive behaviour, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Counselling Diploma~Person Centered. NCS Membership.

TERESA MCCASKIE

Areas of specialism: Abuse, Body Image, Children & Young People, Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Rape & Sexual Assault, Safeguarding, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Stress, Sudden & Traumatic Death, Suicide.

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked as a therapist/counsellor in primary and secondary schools working with families, children and young people aged 4-18. Relate Counselling Services working with Children and young people aged 7-18. Private Practice and with EAP’S counselling adults from all walks of life. Embrace, counselling victims of crime. YMCA, counselling all ages. Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement, supporting bereaved adults and children on a 1to1 basis and in group settings. JHD, Counselling all ages.

Why I Became a Counsellor: Before qualifying as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist I worked within social care for 20 + years working with children and families. I wanted to be more involved with people therapeutically which led to my training as a Counsellor.

After qualifying, I did further training in creative therapies such as Sandplay and the use of clay in therapy. I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.

I work with adults, young people and children. My training was integrative, which means I can draw on elements from a range of therapy models and creativity depending on the individual needs of my client. I bring warmth, empathy, a non-judgemental attitude along with a sense of humour.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Addictions – Alcoholism, Addictions – Drugs, Addictions – Gambling, Addictions – Sex, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Bullying, Career support, Carer support, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Paranoia, Passive aggressive behaviour, Personality disorder, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Ad Prof Dip.Couns, MNCS (Accred), Dip in Hypnotherapy, Dip in Supervision Studies, Sandplay Therapist.

ISHA MEHTA

Areas of specialism: Cultural Identity & Generational Impact, Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Suicide, Transitioning through life stages, Young People.

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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SARAH MORAN

Areas of specialism: Young People

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I currently work with young people with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and loneliness. I also provide counselling for adults at a counselling and recovery support service in Essex. I have a background in the civil service, university and school settings and more recently as a volunteer with Age UK’s telephone-befriending service and Citizens Advice.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I work as an integrative Humanistic counsellor, providing a safe, open, non-judgemental environment, allowing for personal growth. I offer face-to-face (Cambridgeshire), Zoom, Skype and Telephone provision for both short-term and open-ended counselling.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Anxiety, Bullying, Carer support, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Stress, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Diploma in counselling (due for completion Summer 2021).
National Counselling Society, Student Member.

HELEN MOUNTFORD

Areas of specialism: ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Carer support, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Disabilities, Learning difficulties, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

 

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My Experience: I have spent many years working in education supporting Early Years children in Primary school and assisting the Special Educational Needs team.

I spent some years working with the Support for Learning team as a Portage Home Visitor, working with children with additional needs and their families, providing advice and emotional support to parents/carers and signposting families to appropriate additional support.

I also volunteer for Cruse Bereavement care and have completed additional training around bereavement and grief.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I have experienced the value of receiving counselling at difficult points in my life and understand the importance of a safe space to be listened to without judgement and the relief and resolution that can bring.

I want to offer this opportunity to others to explore their difficulties and feelings as an effective way to bring about positive change and to feel more fulfilled in life.

I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor and I work in a mainly person centred way but draw upon other approaches adapting to each individuals’ needs.

Areas I Can Work With: ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Disabilities, Learning difficulties, Low self esteem, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: I have Level 2 and 3 certificate in counselling. I am working towards a Level 4 counselling diploma accredited by the NCS, due to be completed in June 2021, and I adhere to the NCS ethical guidelines

MAURHYS PHILLIPS

Areas of specialism: children and young people, working with families, LGBTQ community, attachment.

Location: London

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked for a LGBTQ+ charity, in a primary and secondary school and in a college/sixth form.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I wanted to become a counsellor to support people to realise their truepotential. The most rewarding part of being a counsellor is seeing people that I work with utilise the skills that I have taught them. It is amazing to watch the growth of individuals becoming the best them.

Areas I Can Work With: ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Disabilities, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low
self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Paranoia, PTSD, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling / Student
member of BACP

EMILY PLATER

Areas of specialism: Authenticity, regret and acceptance

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked with a range of clients but have worked predominantly with Cambridge University students.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I became a counsellor because I believe in the power of speaking out loud about what’s going on for us, to another human who is non-judgmental and can help us process. I think being heard and hearing ourselves can be very healing and can help us move through our own barriers.

Areas I Can Work With: Anxiety, Disabilities, Learning difficulties, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Redundancy

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: NCS Membership with Counselling Diploma

SAMREEN QURAISHI

Areas of specialism: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Trauma

Location: London

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have experience working with young people and adult clients with the following issues: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Emotional Abuse, & Sexual Abuse, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Stress, Suicidal Ideation Trauma, PTSD.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I’m a multi-lingual Counsellor who can speak Hindi, Urdu, English. I have a genuine interest in supporting others and improving an individual’s mental health and emotional well-being. I believe that building an empathetic connection is key within the counselling process and creating a safe space for your clients to open up. I have a strong understanding of mental health conditions. I believe that an integrative approach with a person-centered is very effective as it can be personalised to suit the individual’s needs. It also enables me as the therapist to assist the client’s progress.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Depression, Discrimination, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, OCD, Personality disorder, PTSD, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: MSc Applied Psychology, BHSc Child Psychology, Dip Integrative Counselling, Dip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy MBACP

HEATHER JOY RIMMER

Areas of specialism: Neurodivergence (Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD etc) – Gender dysphoria – Trauma- Psychosis/disassociation – Identity – Children & young people

Location: Merseyside

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My Experience: I have worked for a third sector organisation, receiving referrals from GP’s, schools, CAMH’s, Social Services, since 2016.

I also have a small private therapeutic and supervisory practice, working predominantly with trainee therapists.

Consequently, I have gained considerable experience of working with a wide range of presenting issues, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Disordered Eating, Bereavement/Loss, Miscarriage, Postpartum Depression/Psychosis, Abortion, Identity (sexuality/ gender/religion), Relationships (couples/family/friends/work/school), Rape and Sexual Abuse, Self Harm, School / Social Anxiety, Neurodivergence (Autism, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, OCD, ADHD, PDA).

Finally, alongside therapeutic practice, I also teach on Counselling & Psychotherapy degree programs, as well as Critical Autism Studies programs in the Department of Social Sciences, at Edge Hill University.

Why I Became a Counsellor: Having been ill for a number of years, and fearing I may never be able to return to full-time employment, I volunteered for both the Samaritans and Mind, as a Listener and Five ways to Wellbeing Ambassador. Following several operations, I found myself well enough to return to work. However, the thought of going back to a corporate sales
environment filled me with dread and so I decided to pursue a more rewarding and purposeful path.

Training:
Having completed an Access course, I embarked on a BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy degree at Edge Hill University. I found the experience to be transformative. Although it was challenging, both personally and
academically, while on placement I realised I had found my calling. Since graduating with a first-class degree, I have continued to develop my therapeutic practice and competencies having completed multiple additional training courses which enable me to work therapeutically with children & young people.

Finally, drawing on my own personal and therapeutic experiences, I am currently completing a PhD exploring young people’s lives experience of having a neurodivergent sibling.

Professional Practice:
Having completed in excess of 3000 client hours with both adults and children & young people, my therapeutic practice is firmly rooted in Person-Centred Experiential principles. By striving to cultivate an empathic and non-judgemental relational space, I feel honoured to accompany clients as they explore unfamiliar, unknown, or uncomfortable aspects of self and experience. Working face to face, online, or outdoors, I regularly incorporate aspects of Natalie Rogers’ person-centered expressive art therapy to aid and facilitate emotional connection and exploration.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bullying, Cancer, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Gender dysphoria, Infertility, Learning difficulties,
Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Paranoia, Passive-aggressive behaviour, Personality disorder, PTSD, Pregnancy and birth, Psychosis, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work-related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Memberships: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy: 375525 (MBACP)
Association for Person Centred Creative Arts: ASSCO0026
Higher Education Academy: PR167613

SUSIE SHAW

Areas of specialism; Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Loneliness, Mental health, Young people 13-25

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face to face, Telephone and Zoom.

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My Experience: I have worked in the NHS and charity sector for over 25 years and I’m a Mental Health First Aider and instructor in both Adult and Youth

Why I Became a Counsellor: I spent 25 year working within the NHS and charity sector supporting children and young adults living with a cancer diagnosis. Being there to support both them and their families mental health was a job that I loved. Taking the opportunity to then manage and lead a team and service in a charity I was able to gain new skills and knowledge in leadership.
Leadership was great but I missed the 1-2-1 work and was keen to learn more about counselling as this had been a focus in most of my jobs.
I’m an integrative counsellor working with each client as an individual and responding to their needs.

Areas I Can Work With: Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Loneliness, Mental health, Stress

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Counselling diploma, NCS member

GUY SNAPE

Areas of specialism: Children & Young People, Mental Health, Safeguarding, Suicide.

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked with a range of clients including Cambridge University staff and students, private adult clients, and children in school.

Why I Became a Counsellor: My approach to counselling is based on the humanistic values of compassion, empathy and human connection, backed up by study of recent scientific findings in interpersonal neurobiology and evolutionary psychology. I have always been interested in how minds and brains function and I have a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence. I am continuing to study how the nervous system throughout the body affects our mental health, in ways that are not directly accessible to the conscious/verbal mind. Before training to be a counsellor I worked for many years as a school teacher and music teacher. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and subscribe to their code of ethical practice.

Areas I Can Work With: Addictions – Sex, ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Bullying, Career support, Depression, Dissociation, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, OCD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Sex problems, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: BSc Psychology, MSc Artificial Intelligence, Dip Couns, MNCS

KATHLEEN SNODGRASS

Areas of specialism: Autism, Children 7-12, Young people 13-25

Location: Scotland

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have robust experience in counselling young people aged from 4yr old to 25yr old. Pace2be in primary schools settings as a school counsellor.
Relationship Scotland, as young persons counsellor, supporting young people who have experience abonnement and attachment issues.
Various secondary school settings as a school counsellor., I have worked with a variety of issues that young people may bring – exam stress, self -esteem, bullying, anxiety, self – harm, sexuality, Low mood and relationship problems.
I have undertaken many CPD courses over the years and also an extensive six month programme on understanding autism from a person-centred approach

Why I Became a Counsellor: I have a passion for supporting with children and young people.

Areas I Can Work With: Autism, Children 7-12, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Post Graduate Diploma in Person Counselling – MBACPS

BRENDA SOAR

Areas of specialism: Career support, Stress, Work related stress

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face to face, Skype, Zoom, Telephone

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My Experience: I have worked with charitable organisations and with a wide variety of clients and presenting issues

Why I Became a Counsellor: I am a qualified counsellor working in an integrative way, tailoring therapy to suit each individual client. The foundations of my client work are in the person-centred approach, but I also use CBT techniques and solution focused therapy to help empower clients to come to their own conclusions and realisations. I am happy to work face to face (Cambridgeshire), on Zoom or telephone.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Emotional, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career support, Depression, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, OCD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Stress, Work related stress

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Dip Couns and a member of NCS (MNCS)

MONIKA SOBCZAK 

Areas of specialism: Young People

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Zoom, Telephone

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My Experience: Cruse Bereavement, Cogwheel Counselling Services

Why I Became a Counsellor: I am a polish speaking Integrative Counsellor. I integrate powerful ideas from most of several contrasting approaches in the counselling/therapy field. But what I value more than any theory or technique is being able to provide my clients with a reliable, meaningful, supportive and ethically confidential relationship through honest dialogue.
I will give you a safe place without judgement, help you make sense of difficult feelings, resolve complicated issues, or find ways to manage them. I offer one to one sessions, online or telephone.

Areas I Can Work With: Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Bullying, Career support, Depression, Discrimination, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, PTSD, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Counselling Diploma, BACP and NCS (Accred)

LAUREN SPELLER

Areas of specialism: Bereavement, children 7-12, child related issues, pregnancy and birth, young people 13-25

Location: Suffolk

Format: Face-to-Face, Zoom, Telephone

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SARA STEVENS

Areas of specialism: Bereavement, Trauma

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I have worked with JHD since qualifying, with a wide variety of clients.
My areas of experience include: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Eating disorders, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Relationships, Self-harm, Self-esteem, Bereavement and Trauma.

I am also a volunteer counsellor for the Road Victims Trust, helping with the grief and trauma of anyone who has been affected by a road traffic collision.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I came into counselling because I wanted others to experience what I had experienced, and that is to be listened to, to be heard.

I provide a safe non-judgemental space where I focus on you the individual. I accept my clients for who they are and tailor my approach to suit each individual. I work in an integrative way, with the foundations of my client work being in the person-centred approach using Gestalt, CBT and Psychodynamic techniques to help empower clients to reach their own conclusions.
I believe that everybody has the right to be heard and should be given the time and space for personal growth and development.

Areas I Can Work With: Abuse – Sexual, Abuse – Physical, Abuse – Emotional, Abuse – Domestic, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Depression, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Gender dysphoria, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Diploma in Counselling – MNCS

JACKIE TAYLOR

Areas of specialism: Bereavement, autism, ADHD,

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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JULIET VAN DER VELDEN

Area of specialism: Bereavement, young people 13-25, cultural challenges, panic attacks, spirituality

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-Face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: Citizens Advice Bureau, Cruse Bereavement Care, JHD Counselling Services

Why I Became a Counsellor: I came to counselling through my personal experiences of bereavement and working on emergency ambulances. I am a humanistic counsellor who believes in the power of a warm, trusting, collaborative relationship. I aim to be transparent and to involve you in every part of the process. This starts with the choice of how we work together: via video, telephone, email, or live chat. We will explore your expectations and goals, and how we might work towards these. During the sessions I will encourage you to express your thoughts and feelings – they are all welcome. I like working with images and metaphor and sometimes encourage you to write things down. I will not be a ‘blank slate’ – I will interact with you, and feedback on what I have heard about your thoughts and feelings. I will be honest with you about how I experience you in the here and now and I will regularly ask you to tell me how you are finding the therapy and what you would like to change. I will provide you with specific information, and/or suggest practical ideas, where appropriate. I firmly believe that a genuine, accepting relationship will help you discover more about yourself and any changes you might want to make.

Areas I Can Work With: Abortion, Abuse – Emotional, Adoption, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Career support, Carer support, Child related issues, Dementia, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimination, Dissociation, Infertility, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, Miscarriage, OCD, Passive aggressive behaviour, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Level 4 Diploma, student member of the NCS (in the process of updating membership to accredited)

LAURA WALL

Area of specialism: Children & young people, creative approaches

Location: Southport

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I bring with me the experience of working with a broad range of individuals, with a large proportion of this spent working with young people within a school setting and the youth justice system.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I work in a person centred way; offering understanding while walking alongside you during the process of exploring your unique personal experiences. I believe that therapy must be customised and tailored to each client, and in doing so, I’m able to offer a range of contemporary and creative approaches to meaning making.

Areas I Can Work With: Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: MSc Psychotherapy & Counselling; Contemporary & Creative Approaches (trainee)
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DAWN WARWICK

Area of specialism:  Anxiety, Autism, Bereavement, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Location: Cambridgeshire

Format: Face-to-face, Skype, Telephone, Zoom

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My Experience: I initially started my journey in my therapeutic career as a high level family worker in the private social care sector where I was involved in the holistic support of families. I have also worked in the social care sector with the local authority as a supervised contact worker; a family worker and also as an alternative education provider for children and young people that have been excluded from school or unable to attend mainstream education for whatever reason.
This then led me to train as a counsellor to support individuals; families and children as a creative counsellor which has been an honor and a real privilege. I work within schools in private practice as well as having a wide range of other clients outside of this environment.
Due to my love of creative counselling I had the desire to expand my knowledge and training and now also provide creative supervision to help other counsellors enjoy and recognize the benefits of this way of working.

Why I Became a Counsellor: I have been supporting families, children & young people since 2004 and have developed my own private practice called ‘Alternative Approaches’ which specializes in using Natural World Therapies.
My passion is working with Clay and Nature and having the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of these mediums feels that they offer a sustainable therapeutic approach which not only brings about a positive impact on mental health but also provides a positive physical health impact too.
As an Integrative Advanced Therapeutic Counsellor, my practice incorporates Clay Therapy, to an advanced level; Nature Therapy; SandPlay Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy.
As a Natural World Therapist it is a privilege to be able to support people from all walks of life suffering from life trauma’s, challenges and experiences using therapies that provide a calm and grounding opportunity that empowers an individual to become the best version of themselves that they can be.
I also provide creative supervision to professionals such as counsellors; teaching staff, social workers etc. to support them to develop and grow a strong ethical practice that they too can be proud of.

Areas I Can Work With: Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Children 7-12, Child related issues, Depression, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self esteem, Mental health, PTSD, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related stress, Young people 13-25

Counselling Qualifications and Membership: Advanced Professional Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
National Counselling Society-Membership Number-NCS13-00183