Online Counselling for Cambridge

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Pathlight Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434  (Online Only)
We all have things we struggle with. It is called being human. Sometimes our struggles affect our functioning, or maybe we just want life to feel a bit better than it currently does. Helping to make sense of small difficulties or massive challenges can be made easier with someone on your team to help.
We all have things we struggle with. It is called being human. Sometimes our struggles affect our functioning, or maybe we just want life to feel a bit better than it currently does. Helping to make sense of small difficulties or massive challenges can be made easier with someone on your team to help.
0800 627 003 x18 View 0800 627 003 x18
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Violeta Gaddum
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3432
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
As part of life, we all run into unexpected surprises, stresses, and losses. We change. These transitions can have an impact on our feelings, creating sometimes physical problems and/or impairing our ability to cope. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing for many people, and I am committed to help you access the resources you need to live life with integrity and quality. As a therapist, I believe in building a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship with you so that together we can get through your difficulties, developing and expanding your confidence in reaching your goals.
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Natalie Gibbons
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434
I am a UK trained Counsellor qualifying in 2006 and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services industry. I work with teens and adults. I am currently in private practice at Duke Street Medical Centre in Cambridge, Waikato. I am Skilled in Grief Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships and Life Transitions. I am a strong Community and Social Services Professional with an Advanced Diploma focused in Counselling and Therapy (Psychology and Practice) from Northbrook College UK.
I am a UK trained Counsellor qualifying in 2006 and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services industry. I work with teens and adults. I am currently in private practice at Duke Street Medical Centre in Cambridge, Waikato. I am Skilled in Grief Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships and Life Transitions. I am a strong Community and Social Services Professional with an Advanced Diploma focused in Counselling and Therapy (Psychology and Practice) from Northbrook College UK.
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Miriam Wood
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge 3434
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
Stress, worry, burn-out, low mood, health challenges, sleep problems and grief can all impact on how we live and enjoy our lives. I'm Miriam, a health psychologist with well over a decade of clinical experience. I get to know my clients, their struggles and their strengths and work with them to help improve their well-being. I bring kindness and humour to my sessions (and the occasional F-bomb if that works for my clients!). I love using and sharing psychology strategies with my clients. I am based in Cambridge in the Waikato; I can see people in person or via Zoom.
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Rachel Rachmani
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434
I'm Rachel, an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in the perinatal period. I enjoy working with women and birthing people to help them navigate the challenges of this period from conception through to about 2 years postpartum. These may include, but are not limited to, baby loss and subsequent pregnancies, birth injuries and trauma, pre and postnatal emotional distress, parent/infant attachment issues, and cry/fuss, feeding and sleep issues.
I'm Rachel, an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in the perinatal period. I enjoy working with women and birthing people to help them navigate the challenges of this period from conception through to about 2 years postpartum. These may include, but are not limited to, baby loss and subsequent pregnancies, birth injuries and trauma, pre and postnatal emotional distress, parent/infant attachment issues, and cry/fuss, feeding and sleep issues.
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Photo of Isobel Sandra Suter, Counsellor
Isobel Sandra Suter
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3432
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
I work with clients to help them clarify and resolve the issues they want to focus on. I consider it important to be able to work with clients in a way that they perceive as helpful and bring in a variety of methods. I have a particular interest in how the body holds trauma from past events such as sexual abuse, violence, lack of early safe attachment and other traumatic events and how this can be released and new memories created. I work in a holistic way and can help clients explore ways to help with anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and yoga.
0800 627 004 x20 View 0800 627 004 x20
Photo of Vicky Finlayson, MNZAC, Counsellor
Vicky Finlayson
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3434  (Online Only)
Offering Professional Supervision and Counselling. As a Professional Supervisor I have a passion for supporting professionals to prevent burn out and overloading.
Offering Professional Supervision and Counselling. As a Professional Supervisor I have a passion for supporting professionals to prevent burn out and overloading.
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Joanne Ostler
Verified Verified
Cambridge 3493
Joanne is a professionally credentialed coach, passionate about helping people grow and make a positive impact on our world. Active as a professional coach since 2007, she has amassed a considerable portfolio of tools and approaches including those based on inner awareness, vertical development, strengths, personality profiling, enneagram, positive psychology, neuroscience, highly sensitive persons (HSP), emotional agility, stress, wellbeing and interpersonal neurobiology.
Joanne is a professionally credentialed coach, passionate about helping people grow and make a positive impact on our world. Active as a professional coach since 2007, she has amassed a considerable portfolio of tools and approaches including those based on inner awareness, vertical development, strengths, personality profiling, enneagram, positive psychology, neuroscience, highly sensitive persons (HSP), emotional agility, stress, wellbeing and interpersonal neurobiology.
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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.