GET TO KNOW ME
Chartered Psychologist (GBC; MBPsS)
BABCP Accredited Supervisor & Psychotherapist
University Clinical Supervisor
EMDR Accredited, Highly experienced Practitioner CPTSD
Social Worker (SWE)
Working with people, not problems
Having gained extensive experience with complex cases within the NHS Psychological team over 6 years, I moved into private practice - Initially working for the Cambridge Centre for CBT in Cambridge. During this time I was the lead practitioner for complex cases, including trauma and EMDR based interventions. I have now expanded my private practice in Anstey Hall, Cambridge. I am a BABCP Accredited Supervisor for students in training, as well as those post qualified, and High Intensity practitioners of senior level both within and out with the NHS, who require Supervision for their Psychotherapists and team leaders. I have worked as a Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer for the University, ensuring that students are practising within the BABCP competencies and ethical guidelines. I provide lectures in specialist areas and provide training in trauma, complex and severe depression, anger issues and the full range of anxiety disorders, including complex OCD, social phobias, health anxiety, low self-esteem and Panic disorder. I have gained extensive experience in working with college and University/PHD students and adolescents, who have alongside a range of other clients, benefited greatly from a combination of CBT and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). EMDR techniques can be combined with CBT to optimise outcomes and facilitate recovery from a wide range of conditions.
I have experience in working with Veterans experiencing PTSD within an RAF base for several years and, having experienced a military background, I have a unique insight into the complexities of issues arising for servicemen and woman and their families.
I receive referrals directly from The Priory and the Macmillan trust due to my expertise in complex grief, trauma, loss and adjustment, as well as Cambridge University and other well established Cambridgeshire businesses for their employees.
Having qualified in 2001 from Cambridge University in Psychotherapy, I trained in Psychodynamic, Solution Focussed and Person-centred therapeutic approaches. I went on to obtain a professional degree in Social Work and during this time, worked privately providing psycho-therapeutic interventions with a range of individuals with difficulties. I have extensive experience in working with young people (7-21years), having completed therapeutic placements in educational and semi-independent living settings, and specialist experience as a Supervisor Social Worker in working with foster children, delivering attachment and behavioural training to foster / adoptive parents across the UK. I continue to provide CBT and EMDR for adoption/foster agencies, with the ability to support both guardians/parents as well as intervention for trauma related experiences for those adopted/fostered.
My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative in therapeutic style and my approach to therapy is centred upon the client’s goals, within the CBT evidence base.
I am flexible with evening and weekend appointments.
Prior lead in CBT for complex presentations for Cambridge Centre CBT
Expertise (Anxiety / Depression) and specialist interest in PTSD, Severe Depression and Anger issues
Specialist in work with individuals in situation of training (College and University Students, PDH students and Professional Lecturers/Doctors)
Specialist in the work with foster and adoptive children and families with complex behavioural issues – including but not restricted to ADHD and Aspergers’
Practitioner for EMDR - Veterans experience
Experience in working with those recovering from injury/accident claims.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE CBT & PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a CBT and EMDR Psychotherapist who has the skills and experience to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with challenges and change.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Perhaps you are feeling low in mood and/or experiencing anxiety. Maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead and want to improve confidence and self-esteem. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer therapeutic support.
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioural transformation by encouraging a different outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions.
You are the expert in you, and I have the tools and professional experience to help you to live the life you want to lead. Together, we can work towards achieving your goals for therapy.
Emotional Support Dog
Bruno is a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog, who is a large but gentle young dog. He is calm, well-mannered and a breed that is well known for their friendly devotion for affection and love of people. He is gentle and trustworthy, and is here to support you should you require his help.
Meet the Team
Melanie Cawthorn: www.mc-psychotherapypractice.co.uk (Mondays; CBT, EMDR, IPT)
Sushma Tweed: email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org (Thursdays; CBT and EMDR)
Esther Musingarabwi: www.cambridgeshire-northamptonshirecbt.co.uk (Saturdays and some Tuesdays; CBT and EMDR)
With You Every Step of the Way
CBT with Esther on Saturdays: see http://cambridgeshire-northamptonshirecbt.co.uk/
Online and in Cambridge Clinic
A Happier, Healthier You
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.
Helping you to develop the tools you need to cope with life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.