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Jo Lucas

Hello. I am Jo. I work as a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and coach.

I have worked with people with a wide range of issues, including: low self esteem, anxiety, low self confidence, relationship problems, loss and trauma. I have also worked in a wide variety of organisations, including as a chief executive of small one, so I have a particular interest and understanding of the pressures we face when trying to carve out some space for ourselves in relation to work and in dealing with the issues arising from being in a team or organisation. I also have a good understanding of the pressures faced by women in developing their careers and their businesses.

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Kathy Sutherland

Hi, I’m Kathy.  I work as a counsellor and counselling supervisor. 

I have experience of working with people with many different issues. For example, loss of direction in your life, dealing with change. I have particular experience in working with people facing bereavement or loss and in working with people with relationship difficulties. I also have an interest in problems arising from pregnancy, birth and parenting, including when things don’t go to plan (eg the death of a child, difficulties with pregnancy, premature birth infertility or miscarriage).

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Dr Liz Chapman

Hi, I’m Liz. I work as a counsellor, psychologist and supervisor. I am also the co-founder of Cambridge Counselling Service.

I’ve worked with people with lots of different problems – and I would be interested in talking to you, whatever brings you to counselling. I also have particular experience of working with people with eating and weight-related problems and with people dealing with stress or anxiety.

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Louise Lowth

Hi, I’m Louise. I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I am also in the final stages of my doctoral research in counselling psychology.

My counselling work covers many different issues or problems – so please do get in touch whatever you are dealing with. I have particular experience in anger management and in working with people who want to build their self-esteem and self-confidence.

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Penny Price

Hello, I’m Penny. I work as a counsellor in Cambridge.

I have experience of working with various problems, such as stress and depression. I am also especially interested in working with self esteem issues and in working with people who feel they may have lost sight of their real selves.

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Erica Briscoe

Hello, I’m Erica. I work full-time as a counsellor.

For me, the therapeutic process is about much more than ‘getting rid of a problem’; it is about growth and freedom. When we are well, our relationships with ourselves and with others are open and flexible; we can express who we are through our work and our creativity; we can balance our emotional, intellectual and physical responses to the world around us and we can make meaning of our experience.

I have worked with a wide range of issues, from depression and anxiety to loss and isolation. I have particular experience of working with people managing difficult family relationships. I am also especially interested in working with the body to help people regulate troubling or overwhelming feelings and find ways to let go of recurring negative patterns.

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Mark Gawlinski

Hi, I’m Mark. I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, coach and supervisor. I am also the co-founder of Cambridge Counselling Service and the founder of The Relational Academy, a training organisation for therapists, counsellors and coaches.

I have a particular interest in relational perspectives in psychotherapy and coaching – and, in particular, the value of connection between people for growth and change. I work relationally and at relational depth. This means I think it is helpful to attend to both sides, and the between, of the moment-by-moment relationship between myself and the people I am working with.

I am experienced in working with people facing a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety and relationship problems – and, whatever brings you to counselling or psychotherapy, I hope we will be able to work together to make a positive and sustainable difference to your life. I also specialise in working with people dealing with anger issues and with people who have experienced trauma.

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Ed Tuffnell

Ed Tuffnell

Hello, I’m Ed.  I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

Suffering and the search for meaning are inescapable aspects of our life, from the acute distress of losing a loved one, through to the yearning and despair we can feel at losing our connection to purpose and meaning. I imagine that it is your feelings of being in some way unhappy or dissatisfied with your life that has led you here.

While we can learn and grow from our suffering, it does not negate the fact that some of these experiences can be incredibly scary and painful. I hope I will be able to help you in dealing with whatever you’re facing, and support you in realising whatever is coming into being in your life.

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Cassandra Manning

Hello, I’m Cassandra. I work as an arts psychotherapist and counsellor and I use both talking therapy and creative practice in my work. I aim to bring a down-to-earth and open approach to my practice, with the intention of building strong and collaborative working relationships. I usually aim to work on a mid or long term basis, so 16-20 sessions (4-6 months) or more.

My training is Integrative, meaning I use a range of complementary theoretical view points in my practice, and the possibility of exploration through creative process. This flexibility allows a unique approach for each individual.

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Lucy Fuller

Hello, I’m Lucy. I practise as an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, which means that I work with a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods to suit the individuality of my clients. This might include the use of creative materials and resources, which can sometimes really help people to express themselves, especially when the subject matter is very difficult or confusing.

I work with adults, couples, families, teenagers, young children and parents with infants. I have particular experience of working with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and anger.

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Associate counsellors

We also have a number of associate counsellors, who are counsellors in the late stages of training.