Welcome to my private practice blog page. I am a therapist and counsellor working in Cambridge. I am BACP registered.
I work with issues including anxiety and depression, sexual identity, trauma, and breavement. I offer short or long term counselling sessions.
Please contact me using the contact page or by telephone if you wish to discuss counselling options.
I offer reduced rates to trainee counsellors. Please contact me for further information.
I have a particular interest in the anxieties experienced by post graduate researchers, around anxiety and depression. Contact me for further discussion.
I am optimistic about the sunshine now that March is here and the daffodils are flowering. however, I am aware that even with the lighness that we feel when Spring is around the corner many of us can feel weighed down by anxiety, depression or a sense of unease with the world which can be hard to shake off. It is at times like these that we may seek the support of counselling to get us through some of these difficult times.
I have been reading with interest today , the time limits being placed on excessive social media use on Facebook and Instagram. I am following this story as I believe it is important to understand the links between excessive social media usage and any negative impact on mental health.
I have just been reading an interesting post on the need for increased university counselling services in a London University. The number of students needing support has increased by over 80% but the number of sessions on offer have only increased by 60%. There are other Universities around the country facing similar problems, which are particularly concerning given the perception of a competitive environment in Higher Education.
With the start of the new term upon us many people look to begin new hobbies or activities. Autumn is often a time of gathering whether that be fruit, knowledge or strategies to support us through the next phase. It is important at this time to attend to our well-being and to monitor our own mental health. Whilst gathering berries, signing up for new courses and considering other activities it may also be a good time for you to get on top of the issues that may have been troubling you for some time.
I have just been listening to the BBC Lonliness project and find that startlingly 40% of 16 to 24 year olds in the survey feel lonely. Lonliness is often not about knowing or being around people but is much more closely linked to feeling disconnected from the world. The pressures of modern life including the perceived sense of inadequacy and anxiety brought on by excessive use of social media, can exacerbate these feelings and lead to a sense of lonliness whilst being surrounded by people.
Having recently moved to Cambridge and setting up in private practice I have myself experienced a sense of confusion and discombobulation that comes with change and new experiences. i feel that this gives me a sense of some of the issues clients bring to me and enables me to relate to these issues for clients. I look forward to welcoming new clients to my practice and to working with a range of different issues with these clients.
I have recently begun to offer my counselling services in Central Cambridge and am practicing within Salus Wellness Clinic https://www.salus-wellness.com/practictioners/maria-morahan/
This is an exciting new move for me and will involve working alongside other practitioners involved in wellness and well-being and offers me the opportunity to engage with new clients within central Cambridgehttps://www.salus-wellness.com/treatments/cambridge-counselling/. This may be particularly relevant to the academic community with whom I have great deal of experience.