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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.

For the last seven years I have been seeing clients in my private practise, for the last three I have also been working for the NHS. During this time I have worked successfully with a wide range of issues including experiences of bereavement, relationship issues, depression, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, low self-confidence, work related issues and a search for meaning in life. I have worked with people from various backgrounds, cultures and life-experiences – university students and teachers, doctors, businessmen, workers in many other fields and the unemployed.

Ed Tuffnell – Background

My background is mainly in care, I have worked with many vulnerable client groups; children, the homeless, those with learning disabilities, people with mental health issues and the elderly. I also spent several years working at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre. I am a practising Buddhist but I have no wish to convert anybody, I welcome clients from all spiritual traditions and none. I am a husband and a father of two children.

I began to realise my interest in psychotherapy and counselling 18 years ago when I volunteered to become a Samaritan. Several years later I completed the first year of a psychodynamic counselling training, but I discontinued it as part of my search to find a course that honoured the spiritual dimension in experience as well as the psychological. I found what I was looking for in being trained to become a “Core Process” psychotherapist – a humanist/integrative form of psychotherapy in which I hold an MA

I am an accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists) and an accredited registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and as such I am bound by both the BACP’s and the UKCP’s ethical principals and code of professional conduct.

I am available for appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the day time

Ed Tuffnell

MA in psychotherapy, UKCP accredited and registered, MBACP accredited and registered

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