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About me

I am an experienced, professionally qualified psychotherapist working in central Cambridge, with over 10 years experience working in the field of psychological and mind-body therapies. This includes several years of working as a therapist in a variety of settings in both the voluntary and local authority sector, as well as the University of Cambridge counselling service. I have worked with a wide-spectrum of psychological difficulties.

I am commited to providing psychotherapy in a safe and confidential environment. My preference is to work with individuals on an open-ended basis but can also arrange to work for an agreed period of time.


About me. flowersinfrontoftreeAs a sensitive and intuitive person, I have always been deeply interested in the relationship between the body, emotions, the mind and spirituality. I trained in complementary therapies in my twenties: spiritual healing and reflexology, followed by qualifying in craniosacral therapy later on. I undertook my first professional training as a psychotherapeutic counsellor at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London and have undertaken further training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the Society of Analytical Psychology, a training institution whose approach combines both a developmental and contemporary approach to Jungian Analysis and Psychotherapy.

I hold the Psychosynthesis Trust Post Graduate Diploma qualification in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of East London, which took three years to complete. I completed a further two year training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at the Craniosacral Therapy and Education Trust in London, plus a one year training in anatomy and physiology to support my work as a craniosacral therapist. I have also completed a one year post-qualification specialist training in dissociation and trauma based on the work of Professor Franz Ruppert: Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy, (IoPT) which is also known as trauma constellation work.


About me. horsejesuscollegeI am a full member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ). This professional membership body holds a strict code of ethics and complaints procedure, maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality and professional practice and also ensure that their members are appropriately trained, qualified and monitored. I consult regularly with a supervisor and take part in on-going CPD (continuing professional development).

Prior to training in the field of psychological therapies I worked in education as an English language teacher and in publishing in the field of mind-body-spirit illustrated books (e.g. on yoga and meditation) and English language education. I was also a Program Manager for an educational charity. I was awarded a first class, BA Hons degree in English Literature from the University of Sheffield.


Experience

* I have worked with adults of all ages and backgrounds
*I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in a number of settings apart from private practice, including Mind, Cambridge University Counselling Service, Whipps Cross University Hospital Bereavement Service and East London NHS Foundation Trust (City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Services)


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Qualifications

* I have a BA Hons in English Literature
* PG Dip in Psychosynthesis Counselling from Psychosynthesis Trust, London and registered with BACP
* Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy from CTET, London

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