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Considering counselling?

Maybe things aren’t going well in your home or family life, you are depressed, anxious or stressed.  Perhaps you have experienced abuse and/or your self esteem is low.  Or you don’t know what is going on, but you know that you don’t feel right.  Counselling can help. 

Perhaps the hardest part of starting counselling is deciding to go in the first place.  Some people may feel it is self-indulgent, finding it difficult to value themselves enough to ask for help.  Others may see it as admitting weakness or failure, or perhaps a wide-spread societal attitude has led them to think that considering one’s own mental health is shameful. But you have moved towards giving yourself a helping hand by being here and thinking about taking that first step.

About me

Hello, I'm Catriona

As a fully qualified integrative counsellor, I can provide a safe, confidential space in which to explore different parts of you and your life.  I have a number of different approaches I can use to best suit the client and the issues they present, however my core approach is as a person-centred counsellor.  This means that YOU are at the heart of what we do and that building a good, trusting relationship between us is key.  I will listen without judgement, I will not be shocked by what you have to tell me and importantly, I will not tell you what to do – that is always for you to decide.

I trained as a counsellor later in life, after my own experience of counselling had, over time, changed the way I viewed myself and therefore my life. I have a diploma in Integrative Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I adhere to their Professional Ethical Framework.  I undertake a range of continuing professional development courses including recently completing the course run by Choices in ‘Understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse’.  I work with people  aged 18 and over.

Booking information

Booking information



I work face to face in Cambridge and online, by arrangement

My preference is to work face to face as I feel it usually leads to a better relationship, but there may be people for whom this will not work.  Please speak to me if you would like to work online or in a mixture of face to face and online.

Face to face, I am located in a quiet residential street off Cherry Hinton Road in Cambridge. It is a one minute walk from a bus stop served by the Citi 3 bus.  The consultation room is on the ground floor and level access, although there is a threshold to navigate. Minimum door widths are 700mm and the turning circles are not large due to the small nature of the corridor and room. Please do ask if you need more specific details.

Online, I work via Team.  It is possible to join our meeting without downloading the Teams app, although you may find it useful.  You do not need to have a Microsoft account to join the meeting, with or without the app.

For us to work successfully together online, you should have a safe, private space to use for our sessions.

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