I am a qualified counsellor with an international background. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
How I work
I define myself as "an integrative counsellor, with a grounding in the humanistic school of therapy." That's a lot of jargon (!), so if you would like to know more about what that means, please visit my FAQ page.
In reality, what being an integrative-humanistic counsellor means is that I pull on various models of counselling and a variety of techniques to help my clients. Fundamentally, I believe that every person has the inner resources to find their own answers, and that sometimes talking things through with someone else can help provide clarity.
I aim to provide a safe and trusting space where you feel comfortable speaking about things that might be hard. I do this by listening to how you feel, exploring what is going on in your life (past and present), helping you understand yourself better, and working with you to identify a way forward.
Please see the BACP's Our Commitment to Clients for more information on the values and ethics that underpin my work with clients.
What I can help you with
I hope to support you in addressing issues such as:
Past / unresolved traumas or difficulties
Loss or bereavement
Life changes (e.g. a new job or relocation)
This list is not exhaustive, and I will do my best to help you explore anything you wish to talk about in our sessions.
If we do end up meeting regularly, I will provide a contract for us both to sign, which outlines how we will work together. Click here to read the contract I currently use with clients.
Prior to setting up in private practice, I worked at a GP surgery as part of my counselling training, and I recently volunteered as a counsellor for MIND CPSL.
I am originally from Sweden, and spent my childhood and early adulthood living in several European countries, before settling in Cambridge over 15 years ago.
As well as my counselling qualifications, I also hold a degree in English and German from Warwick University, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. I speak Swedish and English and have a good understanding of German.
"I want to help you understand, accept and believe in yourself, so you can live a rich and fulfilling life in line with your values."
MY COUNSELLING QUALIFICATIONS
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills, and have completed additional courses on topics such as anxiety and depression,
eating disorders, self harm and suicide, and online counselling.