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Han Bestwick
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Han and I use she/they pronouns. I welcome anyone to my therapy room who wants a safe space to talk things through. I have supported people to explore their identities, navigate coming out, and to get to know who they are. I have worked with people who are already out and those who have yet to find the language to name their experience. You may be someone who already knows who you are but are experiencing some other difficulties in your life. If this is you, it can be helpful to have a therapist who already accepts your identity so that you can you can explore these other topics without having to explain it.
Hello, my name is Han and I use she/they pronouns. I welcome anyone to my therapy room who wants a safe space to talk things through. I have supported people to explore their identities, navigate coming out, and to get to know who they are. I have worked with people who are already out and those who have yet to find the language to name their experience. You may be someone who already knows who you are but are experiencing some other difficulties in your life. If this is you, it can be helpful to have a therapist who already accepts your identity so that you can you can explore these other topics without having to explain it.
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Anita Sommers
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. I hold a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A) and am currently UKCP Registered. Before starting my private practice, I was employed for six years as a Specialist Clinician for Children’s Social Care by the Cambridgeshire County Council. Prior to this, I ran an outpatient program for individuals struggling with an eating disorder and their families. I work with individuals, couples and families,
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. I hold a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A) and am currently UKCP Registered. Before starting my private practice, I was employed for six years as a Specialist Clinician for Children’s Social Care by the Cambridgeshire County Council. Prior to this, I ran an outpatient program for individuals struggling with an eating disorder and their families. I work with individuals, couples and families,
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Sharon Daniel
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and the Underlying issues connected with this. I developed a special interest in family systems and have done Additional training In this area. I work with integrity and respect and my commitments to personal development is key to my practice.
I have a wealth of experience in working with addictions and the Underlying issues connected with this. I developed a special interest in family systems and have done Additional training In this area. I work with integrity and respect and my commitments to personal development is key to my practice.
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Alison Taylor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Counselling offers a safe space for you to explore, understand and overcome the difficulties you are experiencing in life. Whether you want to focus on past traumas or current struggles, I can help you make sense of where you are at and support you in your journey towards wholeness. I will not judge or direct you; I will offer empathy and understanding. I will walk with you through the darkness, empowering you to find hope and light again.
Counselling offers a safe space for you to explore, understand and overcome the difficulties you are experiencing in life. Whether you want to focus on past traumas or current struggles, I can help you make sense of where you are at and support you in your journey towards wholeness. I will not judge or direct you; I will offer empathy and understanding. I will walk with you through the darkness, empowering you to find hope and light again.
01223 679959 View 01223 679959
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Adriana Rubio
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Adriana Rubio is an Integrative Psychologist offering psychotherapy and counseling to adults, young people and couples. She has studied in different European Universities, obtaining an MSc in Psychology and Social Psychology and she is graduated in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Adriana is registered at the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). For over a decade, Adriana has worked therapeutically with adults and young people from different cultures within mental health and psychosocial support projects in international settings.
Adriana Rubio is an Integrative Psychologist offering psychotherapy and counseling to adults, young people and couples. She has studied in different European Universities, obtaining an MSc in Psychology and Social Psychology and she is graduated in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Adriana is registered at the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). For over a decade, Adriana has worked therapeutically with adults and young people from different cultures within mental health and psychosocial support projects in international settings.
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Eylul Meric Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I am a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS). I work within the ethical framework of BACP. I have worked as a High-Intensity Therapist/within the NHS's Psychological Wellbeing Service( IAPT) in the past and I currently work as a counsellor at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. I work successfully with both adult and adolescent clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as I help them identify unhealthy thinking patterns and emotions that affect their behaviour.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I am a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS). I work within the ethical framework of BACP. I have worked as a High-Intensity Therapist/within the NHS's Psychological Wellbeing Service( IAPT) in the past and I currently work as a counsellor at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. I work successfully with both adult and adolescent clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as I help them identify unhealthy thinking patterns and emotions that affect their behaviour.
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Alyssa Millbrook
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It isn’t easy being the cycle breaker. Have you ever heard that you are ‘too sensitive’ or felt that your feelings are ‘too much’? Have you ever felt like you are the only one willing to acknowledge what makes everyone else put their heads in the sand? In your family, there may have been abuse, a lack of acceptance for who you are, or even just no space for talking about emotions. There may be historic traumas no one will talk about or patterns that go unacknowledged, and you are left holding the ball on everyone’s behalf. You may experience feelings of perfectionism, disconnection, or guilt about resting or caring for yourself.
It isn’t easy being the cycle breaker. Have you ever heard that you are ‘too sensitive’ or felt that your feelings are ‘too much’? Have you ever felt like you are the only one willing to acknowledge what makes everyone else put their heads in the sand? In your family, there may have been abuse, a lack of acceptance for who you are, or even just no space for talking about emotions. There may be historic traumas no one will talk about or patterns that go unacknowledged, and you are left holding the ball on everyone’s behalf. You may experience feelings of perfectionism, disconnection, or guilt about resting or caring for yourself.
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Amanda Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I specialise in supporting adults (18+) to recover from anxiety disorders using CBT with ERP for OCD (e.g. panic disorder/panic attacks, agoraphobia and other phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, etc.), low self-esteem and low mood/depression.
I specialise in supporting adults (18+) to recover from anxiety disorders using CBT with ERP for OCD (e.g. panic disorder/panic attacks, agoraphobia and other phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, etc.), low self-esteem and low mood/depression.
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Lisa Reynolds
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a space which is safe and non-judgemental where we can explore together what is happening with you and in your life that has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed and not knowing why. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life - be it through addiction, social anxiety, eating disorders, discomfort in your body image, destructive relationships. I am a passionate practitioner of EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing), a cutting-edge and clinically proven psychotherapeutic technique for treatment of PTSD.
I offer a space which is safe and non-judgemental where we can explore together what is happening with you and in your life that has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed and not knowing why. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life - be it through addiction, social anxiety, eating disorders, discomfort in your body image, destructive relationships. I am a passionate practitioner of EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing), a cutting-edge and clinically proven psychotherapeutic technique for treatment of PTSD.
020 3974 2564 View 020 3974 2564
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Kate Ahl
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
Therapy is an opportunity to get 'unstuck', to reflect on our relationship to ourselves, to the world, and to others, in an atmosphere that is safe, warm and encouraging. Often my clients are high functioning, intelligent and articulate, but at a crossroads in their personal lives - they may struggle to change relational patterns, make important decisions, or even know what they want in life. Together we explore what is going on at a cognitive, physical, emotional and relational level, identify sources of strength and creativity, and allow space for different aspects of the self to be known.
Therapy is an opportunity to get 'unstuck', to reflect on our relationship to ourselves, to the world, and to others, in an atmosphere that is safe, warm and encouraging. Often my clients are high functioning, intelligent and articulate, but at a crossroads in their personal lives - they may struggle to change relational patterns, make important decisions, or even know what they want in life. Together we explore what is going on at a cognitive, physical, emotional and relational level, identify sources of strength and creativity, and allow space for different aspects of the self to be known.
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Luke Reynolds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist with a private practice in central Cambridge. Offering a space which is safe and non-judgemental. Where we can explore together what is happening with you and what in your life has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, angry, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life be it through addiction, social anxiety, or destructive relationships. And endeavour to bring you to a place where you feel comfort and understanding in and of yourself.
I am a registered psychotherapist with a private practice in central Cambridge. Offering a space which is safe and non-judgemental. Where we can explore together what is happening with you and what in your life has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, angry, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life be it through addiction, social anxiety, or destructive relationships. And endeavour to bring you to a place where you feel comfort and understanding in and of yourself.
020 3823 6631 View 020 3823 6631
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Cheryl Warren
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
I qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2009 and since then have worked in the community delivering art therapy in schools, eating disorder units, palliative care and in the Young Adult Service. For the last 5 years I have mainly worked with children and young people as well as their families and run a private practice alongside. My training was essentially psychodynamic but since qualifying I have completed further training covering family systems, narcissistic and domestic abuse, addictions, codependency, and play therapy.
I qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2009 and since then have worked in the community delivering art therapy in schools, eating disorder units, palliative care and in the Young Adult Service. For the last 5 years I have mainly worked with children and young people as well as their families and run a private practice alongside. My training was essentially psychodynamic but since qualifying I have completed further training covering family systems, narcissistic and domestic abuse, addictions, codependency, and play therapy.
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Ruth Parchment
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
As a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist I have worked in various NHS and private settings: Anxiety, Depression, Panic, OCD, PTSD, Trauma, Perfectionism, Worry and Low Self Esteem are difficulties I regularly work with. Cultural sensitivity and diversity is important, including: Physical Health, LGBTQIA+, Ethnicity, Religion & other differences. I work with adults, young people and facilitate CBT groups (recently for social anxiety and also substance misuse). I'm open-minded, friendly, warm and approachable. I will help you learn useful strategies, tools and techniques; alongside providing space to process & understand yourself better
As a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist I have worked in various NHS and private settings: Anxiety, Depression, Panic, OCD, PTSD, Trauma, Perfectionism, Worry and Low Self Esteem are difficulties I regularly work with. Cultural sensitivity and diversity is important, including: Physical Health, LGBTQIA+, Ethnicity, Religion & other differences. I work with adults, young people and facilitate CBT groups (recently for social anxiety and also substance misuse). I'm open-minded, friendly, warm and approachable. I will help you learn useful strategies, tools and techniques; alongside providing space to process & understand yourself better
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Photo of Maita Nichols, Psychotherapist in CB1, England
Maita Nichols
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
If things aren't going well at the moment and you feel alone then maybe I can help? I offer the opportunity to explore whatever may be causing you pain and anxiety in a safe and caring space. Some people come because they want short term help with a particular issue which may be causing them problems with getting on with the process of living. Other people come because they would like to work longer term with a complexity of issues sometimes originating from childhood. Whatever is worrying you book a free initial assessment and see if working with me helps make a difference. I offer discounts for refugees.
If things aren't going well at the moment and you feel alone then maybe I can help? I offer the opportunity to explore whatever may be causing you pain and anxiety in a safe and caring space. Some people come because they want short term help with a particular issue which may be causing them problems with getting on with the process of living. Other people come because they would like to work longer term with a complexity of issues sometimes originating from childhood. Whatever is worrying you book a free initial assessment and see if working with me helps make a difference. I offer discounts for refugees.
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Photo of Bryony Vickers, Counsellor in CB1, England
Bryony Vickers
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I provide a supportive and non judgemental space to explore any issues that are troubling you. ​Having space to to talk things through with an experienced and compassionate professional can be an important part of working though life issues that feel stuck, confusing or painful. ​
I provide a supportive and non judgemental space to explore any issues that are troubling you. ​Having space to to talk things through with an experienced and compassionate professional can be an important part of working though life issues that feel stuck, confusing or painful. ​
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Photo of Rachael Collier, Psychotherapist in CB1, England
Rachael Collier
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
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GoldMinds Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Why GoldMinds? Our Mission We want to help you live your best life. Our mission is to help you find your gold within and guide you on your path to self acceptance. When we feel better about ourselves, we act better both toward ourselves and others, which improves our lives exponentially. Our Goals To help each individual we meet to live their best life, free from worry or fear. Our goal is to help you to have the courage to take risks in your relationships as well as in your career. GoldMinds Therapy believes that you are the author of you own book, and that you get to write the pages of the story you want to tell.
Why GoldMinds? Our Mission We want to help you live your best life. Our mission is to help you find your gold within and guide you on your path to self acceptance. When we feel better about ourselves, we act better both toward ourselves and others, which improves our lives exponentially. Our Goals To help each individual we meet to live their best life, free from worry or fear. Our goal is to help you to have the courage to take risks in your relationships as well as in your career. GoldMinds Therapy believes that you are the author of you own book, and that you get to write the pages of the story you want to tell.
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Photo of Holly Elizabeth Hewerdine, Counsellor in CB1, England
Holly Elizabeth Hewerdine
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Throughout my therapy sessions I encourage my clients to use a variety of art materials such as sand tray, paints and clay as a way for young people to express themselves. I believe these materials can be incredibly helpful in enabling a young person to express feelings. I believe that this can support a child to articulate what they may be struggling to verbalise.
Throughout my therapy sessions I encourage my clients to use a variety of art materials such as sand tray, paints and clay as a way for young people to express themselves. I believe these materials can be incredibly helpful in enabling a young person to express feelings. I believe that this can support a child to articulate what they may be struggling to verbalise.
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Jane Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Jane, a qualified integrative counsellor. I work with both young people (from age 14 years) and adults, both in person at my studio in Cambridge and online via zoom. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and supported. At times life can be very difficult leaving you feeling confused, unhappy, unheard, and restricting you from leading the life you want. I have experience of a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, overwhelm, self-harm, gender identification, trauma, bereavement, ADHD and family issues. I approach each client with empathy and a willingness to listen.
Hi, I’m Jane, a qualified integrative counsellor. I work with both young people (from age 14 years) and adults, both in person at my studio in Cambridge and online via zoom. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and supported. At times life can be very difficult leaving you feeling confused, unhappy, unheard, and restricting you from leading the life you want. I have experience of a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, overwhelm, self-harm, gender identification, trauma, bereavement, ADHD and family issues. I approach each client with empathy and a willingness to listen.
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Photo of Lesley Davies, Psychotherapist in CB1, England
Lesley Davies
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Psychotherapy is a very personal journey that will be unique to you. Are there changes that you would like to make in your life and your relationships? Are you wondering how you can make sense of the patterns that keep repeating in your life despite your best efforts?
Psychotherapy is a very personal journey that will be unique to you. Are there changes that you would like to make in your life and your relationships? Are you wondering how you can make sense of the patterns that keep repeating in your life despite your best efforts?
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CB1

100+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in CB1 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aviva
69% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in CB1 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CB1?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.