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Jane Maclachlan

Membership Number: 486
The choice to begin therapy is a courageous one. Taking that first step to make contact when you are feeling vulnerable can be the most difficult, but also the most important one that you can take. Online therapy is not a poor substitute for face to face therapy. It is different but no less effective and can be a great way to access support when practicalities make it difficult to meet in person. I am an experienced and fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor offering short and long term online counselling. I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills and like to include this within my work when it seems helpful. I work in a straightforward and empathetic way creating a safe and non judgmental environment in which you can explore whatever is troubling you. I have had extensive experience of working with and helping clients with a wide variety of problems, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship or work related issues. I also work with adults for whom none of the above seems relevant, yet who feel a pervasive sense of discontent or lack of fulfilment, sometimes with no clear cause. They may want help in thinking about a particular concern that worries and preoccupies them or they may merely be curious to understand themselves better. In all cases, counselling can be an invaluable and life changing experience. Over the last ten years, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings. As well as working for a counselling charity and in private practice, I have also worked as a bereavement counsellor for a local Hospice & a psychotherapist in the NHS Secondary Care Psychological Therapy Services. I now work exclusively in private practice, working face to face and online with individuals.

Kathy Sutherland MBACP (Accr’d)

Membership Number: 655
Welcome to Cambridge Counselling Practice There are times in our lives when we all need help to deal with what is going on. You may not feel that your problem is ''big' enough or you may feel completely overwhelmed by it. Counselling can give you space outside your normal life to consider what is going on if it is a problem for you then it is worth talking about. Sometimes it can be helpful to share your situation with someone who is non judgmental and has no vested interest in the outcome. I offer confidential counselling in Cambridge for individuals and couples I am a fully trained counsellor registered and accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. My style is interactive with a common sense conversational approach. I think it is important to work in a collaborative and encouraging way one size does not fit all. I therefore work in an integrative way to try and use methods that so I will aim to work with you in a way to suit your needs. I have worked with lots of different issues in a variety of settings including a NHS GP surgery, Cruse, Center 33, and the University Counselling Service. I offer both short and long term therapy depending on your requirements. I do sometimes offer one-off appointments or we can agree a shot MoT style package to review where you are and what you would like to do.or to work in a solution focused way on a specific issue. I work with lots of different issues but I do have a particular interest in working with bereavement or loss, relationship difficulties or people facing a transition or change in their life. I also have a strong interest and experience in problems arising from pregnancy, birth and parenting, including the death of a [...]

Lola Marquez

Membership Number: 408
Description of my online supervision service:
We all experience difficulties in our lives, and mostly we manage to deal with them. However, sometimes we struggle to cope on our own and we feel unable to share our problem with family or friends. At these times, it can help to have someone outside our immediate circle to talk to and make sense of thoughts, feelings and circumstances that may be causing us distress or anxiety. If this is something you would like to look into further, the first step would be for us to arrange an initial session where we will discuss what you need to get out of counselling and whether you feel we could work together to achieve this. If you are happy to continue, we will agree a number of weekly sessions before discussing whether you are getting what you need from therapy. The length of time that therapy continues will vary from person to person, and space is always available to reassess your needs as we go along. 

Catherine Lindsay-Davies Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Membership Number: 593
People can benefit from counselling for many reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. It is not always easy to speak to friends or family about difficult or personal issues and it can help to speak to a counsellor who will not judge you or tell you what to do. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard, to enable you to make your own decisions, in a supportive and confidential environment. If you think counselling could help you, please do get in touch and we can arrange an initial appointment to see how we can work together. I practice from a humanistic integrative approach which means that I use theories and techniques from various psychotherapeutic perspectives. I also use a relational analytic approach which uses the relationship between therapist and client to explore and deepen the work. We will initially  discuss the reasons for you seeking therapy and if we are happy to proceed, we will arrange an initial session in which you will have the opportunity to find out if you think counselling could help you and if so, we will work towards an agreed plan for our therapy. It is usual to plan for six or twelve sessions, with regular reviews to assess how the therapy is going and we can add or reduce the number at any time. There is no obligation to continue and you may finish therapy at any stage, although it is beneficial to work towards a planned ending. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually held at the same time each week, although fortnightly sessions are also available. I have a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Advance Clinical Practice), [...]

Melanie Lovegrove

Membership Number: 318
I am a warm and experienced accredited counsellor specialising in loss (of a loved one, relationship, health, job etc), bereavement and the trauma and challenges these major life changes can bring.  I can help you find healthy coping strategies, build resilience and manage anxiety and depression. I qualified as an online counsellor and tutor in 2017 allowing clients additional options and convenience in accessing counselling support. I currently work at Thames Hospice counselling patients with life limiting illnesses and their families and carers.  I have additional experience specifically in safeguarding and advocacy gained whilst working with vulnerable adults with disabilities.  I have previously worked at youth agencies and with regional Police and NHS Services. By working together in a safe and professional way, I can help you gain clarity and understanding about yourself or issues that concern you bringing you greater self-acceptance and peace of mind. Please contact me via email: or please visit my website I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Suzy King

Membership Number: 327
I offer a 30 minute free consultation to individuals and a half-price 1 hr consultation to couples to see if we are the right 'therapeutic fit'. I have very flexible working hours and can do some evenings and Sundays. Please find more information about me via my website 

Louise Teal

Membership Number: 471
    Hello My Name is Louise, I am a qualified, experienced therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy, we can work together in a brief focused way on an issue, problem, situation that is causing you distress right now or we can work together over a longer period, at a deeper level to examine patterns triggers and recurring problems that are causing you pain in the here and now. I can help you decide what might suit you and your circumstances after we have met and had an assessment session which I offer for free. As a relational therapist I am interested in the therapeutic connection between myself and my client. I seek to establish a collaborative, inquisitive, open relationship that supports clients to explore their inner world and gain a better understanding of themselves in relation their difficulties. My work is informed by a variety of theories and techniques which I integrate into client session where appropriate, I work with the individual to best meet their style of relating and communicating. I am influenced by transactional analysis, focusing, mindfulness and creative therapies. I have training and experience of working sucessfully with a variety of presenting issues including, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work based stress, self esteem and confidence, abuse and trauma, I specialise in working with grief and loss and supporting bereaved clients. I have a regular caseload of clients to whom I provide online support, my experience of working in this way has been extremely rewarding and successful. Working online as it means I can work with individuals from all over the UK, I can offer an accessible service to those who experience barriers to face to face counselling. I offer video sessions via Zoom, email sessions via a secure encrypted email service, telephone and IM.    

Lalage Harries

Membership Number: 272
I offer therapy in both time limited, brief contracts and longer term work. I work online via secure encrypted live video, chat or email. 

Maureen Biggar

Membership Number: 242
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and worked for twenty years in the NHS with a variety of difficulties from ‘mild’ to ‘severe and enduring’. Since retiring four years ago I am continuing to work privately with people of all ages, to help them towards finding a more fulfilling way of life.  My style of working is based on the building up of a trusting and open relationship between the client and the therapist, which is the basis for all our therapeutic work.   I believe that what we experienced as children, whether good or bad, affects us throughout our lives; and by being given the time and space to 'tell our story', we develop more insight into why we are the way we are.  These insights then guide us towards finding ways to change what we want to change, and value those qualities in ourselves that are beneficial.   Favourite therapy quote, ” it’s the relationship that heals...”. Irvin Yalom

Monica Sala

Membership Number: 150
Hi, I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist (MSc.) trained at the Metanoia Institute, London and accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) in 2001. I've been in practice for over 25 years in a number of face-to-face settings including private practice and NHS Primary Care, as well as working solely Online, through an Integrative (Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural) psychotherapy approach. Since setting up my active online practice over 10 years ago, I am well-versed in online therapy, offering sessions to UK residents and Expats living overseas, addressing issues from relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and abuse among them. To do so, I first specialised in online counselling with Online Counselling and Supervision Training UK (OCST) and the Online Therapy Institute (OTI). To find out more about what I offer and how I work, and to get in touch securely, please visit

Sarah Worley-James

Membership Number: 175
My counselling is based on a Humanistic-Existential approach, which recognises that we all need to find our own meaning and path in life. I focus on helping you develop your self-awareness, to understand how you relate to yourself and the world around you. I work flexibly with the needs of the individual client, integrating appropriately from other counselling approaches; principally Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. I will work with you to identify your strengths, challenge unhelpful thinking cycles, and utilise your inner resources to develop new coping strategies and move forward in a more positive direction. I find the use of imagery powerful in helping you understand your emotions and find a way forward; as a unique image can bring a tangibility and fresh way of viewing that emotion, helping you to find a new understanding, and different way to approach your difficulties, and relate to the world and others more positively. Each client is, of course, unique, and it is important that I acknowledge and work with the diversity within the counselling relationship, as I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, trusting therapeutic space. We will work collaboratively to help you express yourselves fully, and reflect on and explore your issues. Working online, I want to be able to work with you in a way that suits you. So I counsel via email (I suggest a maximum of 600 words), live chat, or video. For live chat and video I use it has a high level of confidentiality. For email I use I see the first session as an opportunity for you to get to know me, and judge whether you feel I am understanding you, and that you feel comfortable with me. 

Rachel Nelmes

Membership Number: 510
At some stage in our lives, many of us will experience anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, bullying, diagnosis, bereavement and loss or issues relating to work/life balance. You’re not alone. Nobody 'wants' therapy. What you want is your problem to go away.  Some clients find it very difficult to access face to face counselling. This could be for a variety of reasons: ​ Maybe you are just too busy with work, family and life to get to a counselling room Maybe you have mobility challenges, no car Maybe you want to access counselling without your family asking where you go every week Maybe your anxiety is at such a level that the thought of making your way to a counselling session stops you before you even get there Maybe you have been looking for an autism-specific counsellor in your area but have been unable to find one Maybe technology is the way you like to communicate Working with a specialism of autism in an online and face to face capacity.