Counselling & psychotherapy in Cambridge
Therapy for individuals and couples
Supervision for professionals
Face-to-face, telephone and Online
Counselling and psychotherapy in Cambridge and Online
Welcome to my Cambridge counselling, psychotherapy and couples therapy practice. As a long established, accredited and registered counsellor/psychotherapist I offer a relaxed, comfortable and informal space where you can talk in confidence about any troubling issues. I also supervise counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals.
Common reasons women and men visit me (or connect via online video chat) for private sessions include:
- anxiety, stress, rumination, self-blame
- issues around relationships, sex, sexuality, gender and sexual addictions
- working with male and female depression
- low self-confidence and negative life events
- issues concerning personal development and fulfilment
- past sexual trauma and abuse
- trauma and childhood abuse (female and male)
- work-related difficulties
- psychosomatic illnesses
- male and female eating disorders and psychological issues that relate from food intolerance and IBS
- searching for help with mindfulness.
If you are looking for couples counselling, relationship help, sex therapy or help with sexuality issues you might like to look at the relevant pages in the therapies section of this site or you could also look at my Therapy-Space Couples website. My online website can be accessed at Therapy Place Online
I have particular experience in the areas of:
- working with women who prefer to see a male counsellor/psychotherapist
- couples therapy
- pornography addictions and issues; read my book?
- working with men
- workplace performance anxiety and stress management
- mentoring and facilitation for individuals, groups and organisations
- working creatively
- compulsive eating, dieting, anorexia and bulimia.
I have particular interest in, and a great deal of experience of, working with individuals and couples (of all orientations) on sexual and relationship issues – including sex therapy. Whether you call it ‘having problems talking’ or just ‘going through a bad patch’, couples therapy is likely to help clarify the underlying issue or issues. I am also used to working with sexual and relationship difficulties that arise from infidelity (cheating), using escorts and/or inappropriate use of the Internet such as sexual Internet addictions.
The Internet and social media can amplify many different types of relationship issue, but they tend to be things that respond well to a talking therapy such as the one I offer. Sadly, sometimes relationships have to break up, and considering the splitting-up process might be something you need to do in the safe and thoughtful place that therapy normally becomes.
I am also used to working with risky sexual behaviours of all sorts. If you would like to contact me about any issues related to a relationship or sexual difficulty then you can email me confidentially to arrange a time to talk.
Before you make the decision to begin counselling or therapy you may have some questions about what the process might entail or how it might help you. Since evidence suggests that it is the relationship between you and your therapist that has one of the greatest impacts on the success of the work you do in counselling or psychotherapy, please feel welcome to contact me via email or telephone and we can have a short conversation prior to you thinking about booking a session. You can also read my blog for information about a wide range of psychotherapy and counselling issues.
Access from the A14, A11, M11, A10 and A505 (map) is swift. Citi 1 and Citi 3 bus stops are located close by. Sadly, I am unable to provide wheelchair access. However, I do offer a telephone or Skype* service for people who find it difficult to attend sessions in person.
07871 257457 (text or call)
Practice opening times
Tuesday: 8am to 6.30pm
Wednesday: 8am to 6pm
Thursday: 8am to 6.30pm
Friday: 8am to 1pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
All calls and messages to my practice are confidential.
I take referrals from businesses, GPs and other therapists.
Find me on | BACP.co.uk | read my book? | GHR |
As well as working with people who live and work in the central areas of Cambridge (CB1, CB2 CB3 and CB4) and the surrounding villages, I also work with clients who travel to see me from Newmarket, Norwich, London, Ely, Saffron Walden, Royston and Huntingdon or call or Skype me from Bristol and Bath.
therapy-space cambridge for counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling, sexual addictions counselling, sex therapy and supervision in Cambridge and Therapy Place Online for online psychotherapy, counsellling, sex-therapy and porn- and sex-addiction recovery are private practices owned by Duncan E. Stafford MBACP Accredited and Registered.
The Therapy-Space Cambridge website was last updated on 13 March 2018
*I use video chat as a generic term for synchronus live video over the internet. Most of us know these types of platform through Skype and its like. Technically there could be possible security issues with the Skype platform when used for therapy, so I prefer to use a platform called Vsee. Vsee is designed as a telemedicine platform and performs well on low bandwidth so is less likely to dropout, stutter or let us down during our therapy session. If you have an Apple product then FaceTime is end-to-end encrypted. For Android users WhatsApp (also end-to-end encrypted) is a good alternative. Telephone is seen as being secure for the purpose of therapy.