Hi, I’m Tim.

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, working with both adults and adolescent clients. Having trained as a psychodynamic counsellor, I have expanded my practice to integrate other relational ways of thinking, such as a more person-centred approach and creative practice.

My experience is in working with clients on a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety (including panic attacks), low self-esteem and low confidence, assertiveness and a lack of direction, trauma from abuse, bullying, issues of sexuality and gender identity as well as anger management. More important than all of this however, is that someone feels safe and comfortable enough working with me to explore what it is they are facing and, as such, I usually offer longer terms of practice.

Tim Shuker-Yates – background

Before finishing my Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Counselling Practice at the University of Hertfordshire in 2015, I had a two year counselling placement with the YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. There I worked both in secondary school education and with the young people’s support service in Huntingdon. I also worked as an associate with Cambridge Counselling Service, developing my practice to what it has become today, which is split between adult and adolescents, in private practice and for a secondary education centre for bullied and traumatised teenagers.

Previous to my training, but certainly instrumental to my practice now, was spending 8 years as a youth worker for the YMCA, as well as many years project management experience specialising in arts and youth initiatives. This allowed me to be involved in many projects to investigate the therapeutic value of self-expression and the creative process. Other contributory factors include my own creative practice in visual arts, and mindfulness practice as a trainer in Tai Chi.

I am an accredited member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is a membership organisation that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for clients, therapists and the general public. This means that I work to the standards set out in the “BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions” and I am bound by their code of conduct.

My availability is Monday, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Tim Shuker-Yates
PgDip. (Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling), MBACP (Accred.)