Daisy Chain Counselling & Wellbeing Service

Face-to-Face sessions in Godmanchester & Huntingdon

online/Telephone sessions available

Trauma -informed Counselling

When our natural belonging in the world is replaced with separation we are immediately lost

About Me

Welcome, and thank you for visiting.

I am Stacie, founder of Daisy Chain Counselling & Wellbeing service, a confidential space where everyone is welcome. I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship between counsellor & client is an essential ingredient to the outcome of successful counselling, which is based on trust, compassion & shared decision-making.

As a fully qualified Integrative – Relational Counsellor I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people from all walks of life. I am passionate about offering safe and effective counselling in a way that enables people to rebuild their lives following stress, adversity, and trauma. The resourcefulness and survival instinct of humankind in the face of adversity is something that inspires, energises, and motivates me to ensure counselling is accessible to everyone.

Alongside my counselling practice in Godmanchester & Huntingdon, I volunteer for a non-profit counselling agency dedicated to offering low-cost counselling for people in need of support, in conjunction with providing access to specialist relational & trauma therapies. I am a registered member of the BACP and commit to working within their ethical framework.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

My approach

Shifting the focus from ‘What is wrong with you?’ to considering ‘What happened to you?’ allows us to overcome barriers to shame and promotes new ways of thinking about mental well-being through a trauma-informed lens. A trauma-informed approach is founded on the understanding and acceptance that symptoms and experiences related to trauma are coping strategies established by people to manage traumatic experiences. With this in mind, we can begin to accept that our responses are natural reactions to unnatural events. This approach is based on a neuroscientific, relational, trauma-informed model whereby the basic human values of kindness, empathy, and compassion are at the heart of trauma-informed care, which respects the impact of trauma on the brain & the body. Not all trauma is created equal just as our expressions of trauma are unlikely to be equal, therefore integrating a variety of tools into a trauma-informed framework allows me to adapt my approach based on the individual needs of a person. The overall aim of Trauma-informed practice is to prevent further harm or re-traumatisation for those who have already experienced trauma and adversity.

What is trauma?

Typically, we think of trauma as the result of a big catastrophic event that we have experienced at some point in our lives. However, any distressing experience whether a single event or frequent exposure to a set of ongoing traumatic events might result in trauma. This pushes our nervous system outside of its ability to cope and regulate itself impacting us psychologically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Unprocessed trauma tends to ‘stick around’ in our system affecting our daily life and can show up in the form of panic attacks, anxiety, flashbacks, and depression. Less obvious signs of trauma can be difficult to pinpoint and often relate to the absence of ‘what didn’t happen to us’ versus ‘what should have happened to us’. This may be because we did not grow up in a warm, supportive environment where our emotional needs were consistently satisfied by those who were responsible for our care and development. This might leave us feeling persistently sad and empty as if something is missing from our life. It's frequently the "one thing" that we are unable to identify and track down within ourselves.

If you are wondering if therapy is right for you then you are not alone. Deciding to seek counselling is a personal decision that is often difficult to make. Life can be challenging and having someone in your corner to provide a judgment-free space, could bring balance & support through building a meaningful connection. You can decide to put your well-being first by incorporating counselling into your life. Therapy is not a sign of weakness, but rather one of self-preservation & self-care.

Short term therapy

Are you looking to overcome obstacles that are preventing you from moving forward and obtaining your goals?

A solution-focused approach can help you develop clear and concise goals that enable you to create a vision of the future and foster deliberate, meaningful change.

Venture within

We repeat what we don’t repair but with support, we can untangle ourselves and break away from the unfulfilling patterns by doing the repair work. This can help us gain better insight and knowledge into the difficulty we are facing and allow us the freedom to make new choices.

What you seek is seeking you

We might have thoughts, attitudes, or beliefs that prevent us from finding what we seek. Working together can help you discover your life purpose and create meaningful ways of living by supporting you to discover what you are truly seeking.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety



Sleeping problems

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss, or bereavement


Relational Trauma

Trauma and post-traumatic stress



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Problems relating to Anger

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Physical health issues

Get in touch

Get in touch by emailing info@daisychaincounselling.co.uk to book an appointment.

You can also call me on 07821 245417 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have before arranging an initial appointment.

Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between counselling and therapy?

Counselling is typically an excellent option for assistance with a present-day issue; one that can be explored and, ideally, resolved within a few sessions. Over a predetermined period, the problem is better understood, and a solution can become more obvious.

Therapy frequently refers to work that is a little more in-depth and focuses on larger life concerns and issues that have a bigger impact on the client's life. The number of sessions might be as many as necessary because therapy frequently involves a long-term strategy.

Which option is most suitable depends on the client and the difficulties they are facing. In some cases, therapy works well as an ongoing, longer-term option - and in some cases, a time-limited approach is more suitable.

How long will I need to have counselling?

How long a period of counselling lasts will vary from person to person and depend on the depth of the issues they are facing. For some people, a short course of sessions helps to bring their problems into focus, and they feel ready to move forward and make necessary changes; other problems that are often trauma-related require longer-term counselling. We offer more of an open-ended approach when working with trauma and work at a slower pace.

As long as we both agree further therapy will be of benefit to you, sessions can continue.

What happens during my first appointment?

We aim to offer a first appointment - known as an initial assessment - within 1-2 weeks.

The first session is about us getting to know each other which helps us to understand what you would like to gain from having therapy and whether we can help you. This is not always a straightforward process and it can take some time to formulate a plan and find the best way to move forward. At other times, this can be a relatively simple process when someone has a goal in mind and they know what they want to achieve.

We see therapy as a collaborative process where there is a mutual agreement about the purpose of the therapy and how we can work together to achieve that purpose. Once we have agreed to work together you will be offered further counselling sessions that will be set at the same time every week at a time that is convenient for you, and where we have availability. How quickly these sessions can begin will depend on the availability and spaces available.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Confidentiality is the byword of the counselling profession and what makes you, as the client, trust us enough to be open and honest. However, confidentiality is not the same as secrecy and there are legal limits to what can be kept confidential.

Note that there are certain situations where the law requires that we notify an authority; On the rare occasions when confidentiality needs to be broken, we will always do our best to involve you in the process.

Can I bring a friend or relative with me?

Sometimes we get asked this question by people who are nervous about entering into counselling, or when they are looking for support in coming to see a therapist. This anxiety is understandable, but a key aspect of counselling is that you feel free to talk about any issues you feel are important to you. Having someone else with you can make opening up a little more difficult, so for this reason, we do not see clients accompanied by friends or family.

My location

I work from private offices located in Godmanchester Baptist Church, Huntingdon within easy reach of loactions throughout Cambridgeshire

In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone counselling and online sessions for clients throughout the UK. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.

Pricing & Cancellations

  • Face-to-Face sessions £55
  • Telephone/Online sessions £50

All sessions last for 60 minutes and are payable in advance via bank transfer before the session. I ask for 48 hours notice if you want to cancel or reschedule a session.

You may not know it, but you’ve already taken the first step...

It can be scary and confusing making the decision to contact a counsellor or therapist, but in my experience people will struggle with a mental health issue, a personal crisis or problems with a relationship for much longer than is healthy. Sometimes a friend has proved a source of comfort, but this help can only go so far. Realising that resolving a problem requires something more means you have actually already taken the first step towards improving your life.

© Stacie Clifford

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