01223 851099


 Take time to reflect on your feelings and emotions and allow yourself to move towards your own personal growth and wellbeing. Sometimes life can seem out of control and unbalanced, hectic, shaken or agitated. Counselling can help. By talking in a safe non-judgemental environment you can explore your thoughts and feelings in areas where life seems out of control and work towards bringing balance to the situation. It may be hard to talk, scary possibly, but once that fear is shared, healing from the inside can begin. I offer a safe space, giving you the opportunity to talk, to reflect on past difficulties, life’s issues and relationship difficulties, to find ways of coping better. Feeling alone, unheard or misunderstood can leave feelings of isolation and uncertainty. These emotions can leave you feeling out of control or unbalanced in your life. Counselling can help begin to bring balance and understanding into your life by exploring the feelings and working towards gaining control again.


I am a qualified counselor and also member of the BACP. I have experience working with children, young people and adults. I work integrative, which means I use several therapeutic approaches which enable me to individualise my work with you, working at your pace to help you gain confidence and understanding of your emotional needs. I attend regular workshops to keep up to date with current thinking and to network with other likeminded people. I also have a Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, enabling me to give informed advice whilst working with food related disorders.


I work with a wide range of emotional and behaviourial issues including: Abuse Bereavement and Loss Chronic Illness Depression Diabetic issues Eating disorders and Weight issues General counselling Relationship difficulties with family and friends Self-esteem issues Children and Young People I have experience working with children and young people within Schools in Cambridgeshire. I have worked for Blue Smile, Stars Bereavement Support for the Young and YMCA working with individuals and groups from the age of five. Often children and young people do not want to worry parents/guardians with their own feelings. Counselling gives the child a chance to off load their concerns and gain some understanding of their feelings. Children often like to express themselves through art. It gives them a chance to express their feelings in a way that they cannot verbalise. I often use drawing, painting, collage making, sand trays and clay work within sessions. It's important the child or young person feels safe, therefore the relationship between us is built on trust and understanding. I am CRB checked.
Diabetic Issues I have a personal interest in diabetes and fully understand the feelings that arise when first diagnosed. Coming to terms with a life changing illness can be challenging at any age. Young people often find it particularly difficult and need some extra emotional support. Sometimes the person who has diabetes copes well and it's the family members that need the support. Often there are feelings of guilt or hopelessness. Long term sufferers can have diabetic burnout or denial. Receiving the right emotional support can help get you back on track. I can also provide specific dietary advice for diabetic sufferers if needed. Controlling diabetes is extremely important for good long term health and maintaining control for a lifetime takes emotional resistance. Therefore talking about the frustrations, worry and inconvenience of diabetes can help you gain control. You can then take control of the diabetes so that it doesn’t define you.


Rates £50 per 50 minute session. Children price on request. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS. Unfortunately I don't accept credit cards. Cancellation policy: 24 hours' notice is required if you wish to cancel your appointment. Otherwise the full cost may still be charged.


Do I need therapy? Everyone goes through difficult challenges in life. While you may have been able to cope with the challenges you've encountered, it's always a good idea to seek extra support when you need it. In fact, when you realize you need a helping hand, you're taking responsibility by facing the challenges you have encountered in life. Therapy will give you long - term benefits and the tools to help deal with life’s challenges. How can therapy help me? There are many benefits in participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support and help you find relief for issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and relationship problems. Counselling is extremely valuable in managing personal growth, relationships, and the many challenges faced in daily life. By applying therapy techniques, therapists can provide different perspectives on complicated problems or even guide you to a solution. What is an intake session? The first session or intake/assessment session is often a shorter session. It is a chance for you to meet the therapist and see if you're happy to work together. It's the time the therapist will collect your contact details, medical history and a brief outline of things that have brought you to counselling. It’s also a chance for you to ask questions about counselling and how the process works. What happens during therapy? Therapy may be different depending on the goals for therapy and the needs of the person. The therapist provides a safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings that may be happening currently in your life, or things that happened in the past that may be affecting how you are now. Together you can explore patterns of negative behaviour and how they might be changed. Your thoughts and feelings can also be explored through the arts. By drawing, painting, sand tray work, letter writing, whatever feels right for you. How many sessions will I need? The number of sessions depends upon your needs. Normally a therapist would contract for six sessions during the intake session. There is normally a review around session three. This is to see how you feel about the sessions, to see what is helping and if there is anything else you would like to cover. By session six a natural ending may have occurred or you may feel you want to contract for another six sessions and so the cycle continues, until you are ready to end. Medication vs. Therapy Medication can help the symptoms of depression but often does not address the cause. Therapy can help unlock the source of your distress and behaviour patterns. Check with your doctor and see what the best treatment is for you. Never stop taking prescribed medicines without consulting your doctor. Will our conversations remain confidential? Confidentiality is a key component of therapy. What you discuss in a session will not be shared with anyone else. Your therapist can't release this information without your consent, except in the following situation - The therapist suspects the client is in danger of harming themselves or has threated to harm another person.


 Clare Bubb Dip. Counselling. mBACP Dip. Clinical Nutrition My main therapy room is based in a discreet location in Cottenham, Cambridge, with easy parking. I also have the use of other rooms in Cambridge.

Oakington Road,



CB24 8TW.

01223 851099

Monday - Friday

9.00am - 5.30pm

Please email info@clarebubb.co.uk or submit the form below: Copyright 2016 Clare Bubb

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