July 25, 2014

About Heather Burkinshaw

My location.
I am Heather Burkinshaw and I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, play therapist  and clinical supervisor in the East of England, Cambridgeshire, but have clients all around the country.

How I work.
I work in an integrative way that means I tailor all sessions towards the client’s needs, rather than only offering one modality,  I offer support for depression, anxiety, work related problems, and emotional and relationship problems, loss or bereavement, and survivors of abuse .

I will use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) If appropriate for the client I work, but with a caring element.  I also work with the creative arts and use paints, clay, sand-tray and other art media, as well as conventional listening skills, often combining these with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  Whatever way we work together it is client lead, that is, at the client’s pace.

Sand Tray
Sand Tray

Who do I work with?
I work with adults, young people, children and young people with learning difficulties. I have also experience of working with young people who have been through or are going through the judicial system using cognitive behavioural therapy, and offer support to their families, at this difficult time.

My qualifications:
Diploma in Integrative counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play
Certificate in CBT working with Young Offenders
Intermediate certificate in counselling children and young people.

Holder of a Criminal Records Bureau clearance certificate and a registered British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellor (Reg  BACP (Accred).  BACP is the self-regulating body of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

If you would like to make an appointment or talk to me about receiving counselling / psychotherapy, or would just like more information on the benefits of counselling, please call me on 01353 624375 or email counsellor@thepurplefeather.co.uk

£45.00 for individuals and £55 for couples.