Cambridge Therapy Services


Approaching therapy or counselling for the first time can feel like a daunting and confusing prospect. People from all walks of life come to see me for many different reasons; you may be in crisis or you may simply wish to explore some aspect of your experience more deeply. Either way, it is a positive and courageous decision to make. Before you begin, you may have many questions about what therapy and counselling are like and how they can help. In these pages you will find a little information about me and about the therapy and counselling I offer. The relationship between you and your therapist is at the very heart of successful therapy, so it's important that you choose someone who is right for you, whom you feel you will be able to relate to and engage with.

I have a warm, comfortable and private practice room in Ross Street, Cambridge CB1; please call me on 07798 622601 or email helen@cambridgetherapist.com if you would like to ask me any questions or make an initial no-obligation appointment. 

"One of the most valuable things about therapy is that it's a place where you don't have to pretend you're on top of the world ... This is a wonderful liberation. For it's precisely sunny-side-up fascism that forces those of us who walk the black dog into lonely invisibility. Obligatory upbeatness won't acknowledge the presence of anger, emptiness or despair."
Giles Fraser

I work with individuals on a wide range of issues, including:

Personal fulfilment difficulties

  • depression 
  • anxiety 
  • a sense of being stuck 
  • general feelings of unease 
  • a general sense of dissatisfaction 
  • a lack of purpose 
  • difficulty making decisions
  • dealing with dilemmas 
  • loss of meaning 
  • loss of identity
  • work issues
  • spiritual crisis 
  • existential crisis 
  • issues around self-worth and self-esteem 
  • sexual, physical and emotional abuse survival

Life stage issues

  • mid-life crisis
  • separation and divorce
  • parenthood
  • bereavement and loss
  • redundancy
  • retirement
  • coming out

Relationship issues

  • feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • problems with intimacy and sex
  • problems connecting with friends and family
  • commitment issues
  • uncertainty regarding a relationship’s future
  • grief over the loss of a relationship
  • becoming stuck in patterns of relating
  • a desire to relate on a deeper level
  • approaching marriage
  • impact of parenthood
  • fertility issues
  • illness
  • bereavement 

Sexual orientation and gender issues

  • coming out 
  • identity issues 
  • gay lifestyle issues
  • gay parenting issues
  • sex 'addiction' and compulsive sexual behaviour
  • living with HIV
  • negotiated non-monogamy
  • transgender issues

Get in touch

Please call me on 07798 622601 or email helen@cambridgetherapist.com if you would like to ask any questions or make an appointment.