Jude Adcock
M.Ed. (Cantab) PG Dip. Ed. Couns. Dip.Couns. ASIIP Reg.
Reg. MBACP (accred.) Dip. Supervision ASIIP

About Me

My professional training and qualifications
The type of therapy I offer

It takes courage to come for counselling and it is important you feel reassured that the counsellor or therapist you choose to work with will be suited to you.  To help you make your choice It can be useful to know something about their background and training, how they work and to know that you can feel comfortable with them.

My original counselling qualification is the result of four years’ intensive training encompassing my own personal therapy and supervised practice in clinical placement. I hold the Advanced Certificate and Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling. Both qualifications were awarded by the Institute of Individual Psychology, the training division of the Adlerian Society UK. They are an organisational member of the BACP.  I hold a post graduate diploma in child and adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling from the University of Cambridge and am currently studying there for my masters degree. I also volunteer for Cruse, the Bereavement charity and volunteer for t

I attend regular supervision, both individual, group and peer. Supervision enables me to explore my own thoughts and feeling around issues presented in my client work and to ensure I continue to work ethically and within the BACP Ethical Framework. This benefits both you as the client and me as your counsellor. I also maintain my Continuous Professional Development by regularly attending workshops and other training days. I   have worked in a GP surgery and for a mental health service provider in Cambridge so I am experienced both in short and long term work. As a mother of 3 with my own life's story I have a depth and variety of experience.

Alongside my own private practice, I work as a volunteer counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care and for Centre 33 in Cambridge (counselling and information service for young people) counselling in two secondary schools in Cambridgeshire.  I am the college counsellor at an independent 5th and 6th form college in Cambridge.  

My type of counselling is based in an integrative framework of theory and practice drawing on aspects of Humanistic, CBT, Psychodynamic and Existential approaches as I don't believe one size fits all. Many of these theories originate from the work of Alfred Adler, a contemporary of Sigmund Freud.  I very much believe in the counsellor-client relationship being at the core of successful therapy. I am committed to building a collaborative relationship that is warm, meaningful, purposeful, creative and encouraging whilst gently challenging. I am also very interested in the early attachments we make and how this affects our sense of self and how we relate to others. Our work may be conversational or, if it appeals to you, we may also work creatively with the use of art media to enable further exploration of your thoughts and feelings.
I am a registered accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Cambridge Adlerian Society and Pink Therapy. You can also find me on the Counselling Directory and Find a Counsellor.
  • Anxiety (General and Social)                    •  Depression
  • Eating Disorders                                            •  Bereavement
  • Low self-esteem/self-worth                      •  Self-harm
  • Bullying                                                              •  Suicide Ideation
  • Sexuality and Gender                                 •  Anger
  • Addiction                                                          •  Stress including PTSD
  • Trauma                                                             •  Work related stress
  • Dissociation                                                    •  Autistic Spectrum
  • Shame
  • Children and young people                     

Some of the areas I am experienced to help with are:
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