Our Counsellors.

Annette Hill

As an Integrative Counsellor, I use many different approaches, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to suit the needs of the individual. I offer clients a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment in which to work through the difficulties they bring. I hold a Diploma in Counselling Practice and have also gained qualifications in Mental Health. I am a member of BACP and have conducted over 700 hours of clinical counselling practice.

I work with individuals of all ages but have particular experience of working with young people (11 years and upwards) and more recently have developed my interest and gained experience in working with clients on the Autistic spectrum. I have experience of working with clients struggling with a wide range of issues including; depression, stress & anxiety, abuse, bereavement (loss), self-harm, anger, low self esteem and eating disorders.

Maria Currie

My counselling practice is Person Centered, which reflects my respect for the uniqueness of individuals and their ability to know what is right for themselves.

I create a safe and confidential environment to explore the challenges that have been brought by the children, young people and adults I meet.

Trained in Psychodynamic and Person Centered approaches to counselling, I also use creative therapies in my work.

After qualifying in 2008, I worked for Suffolk County Council as a Family Support Practitioner. I then became involved with several charities supporting adults and children with their experiences of domestic abuse. In 2012 I joined Centre 33 and worked for 3 years as a counsellor in secondary schools in the Cambridge area.

I currently work for a charity in Suffolk counselling children and young people. In addition, I am a group facilitator for the Freedom Programme and Stronger Families Community Programme, supporting individuals and families affected by domestic abuse.

Menaka Thiru

I have an Upper Second BA (Hons) degree in Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies from University College, University of London. I also have a M(Phil) in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge. My background is in teaching English as a foreign language to adults.

I hold a level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which I studied for in adult education at Hills Road Sixth Form College. I have counselled young people at Comberton Village College from January 2012 to the present. I have been counselling adults at Sky Blue since May 2015.

I strongly believe that counselling and psychotherapy can bring about life-enhancing and transformative growth in an individual's life. That is why I am committed to working in this field. I endeavour to treat my clients with compassion, respect and sensitivity at all times.

Janet Hardy

The therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is an essential aspect of effective counselling. I offer my clients the opportunity to engage safely and confidentially with me in the therapeutic process. I use an integrative model of counselling that brings together different elements of specific therapies to sensitively meet my client’s needs.

I have experience of working with clients in a number of settings such as, private practice, GP surgeries and other institutions. I hold a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling and I am working towards a BA Honours Degree in integrative counselling.

I believe counselling to be a time and place for people to courageously address their concerns and troubles and that it is an instrument that can bring about significant, much wanted life changes.

Wai Chu (Betty) Ko

I am an Integrative counsellor and my work is inspired by a Psychodynamic and Person-centred approach. I also draw on my knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis and creative arts.

I provide my clients with a secure, empathic, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to work through their issues. I have a degree in psychology and a counselling diploma and am a registered member of BACP.

Before I came to the UK, I worked in a residential home for people with mental health issues from which I gained tremendous knowledge and insight. Having originated from overseas, I have appreciation and experience of the difficulties in adapting to different cultures. This helps me to understand immigrants who are challenged by exclusion, identity or integration in a new environment.

I have successfully undertaken training in working with clients who have gambling addictions and I have worked with clients with depression, phobias, bereavement, low self-esteem, anxiety and stress.

Jane Phillips

As an accredited and registered M.B.A.C.P. (Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), my theoretical approach is Person Centred and Psychodynamic which has formed the basis of my practice for twenty years.

I have many years experience of working with a wide range of people and their difficulties, including relationships, confidence/self esteem, loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse and adoption. I have counselled in primary and secondary schools and more recently became a registered counsellor with Barnardos, working with all aspects of adoption. I work with adults, children and young people.

I believe by listening, empathising and exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, caring environment, people can gain a better understanding of themselves and their situation. I am committed to helping people develop their own inner resources and together find alternative ways of coping. Although making effective changes may at times be difficult, I strongly value and believe in people’s ability to empower themselves to feel more able to live their lives with greater satisfaction and well being.