There are many reasons why people choose to come to counselling. It maybe that they want to be able to express and understand their feelings better; to have support through a difficult time; or to gain insight into current or past life issues. Maybe you are suffering from depression or anxiety. Perhaps there are difficulties in your relationships. Stress, bereavement, family breakdown, ill health and unemployment, are examples of the painful challenges that many of us face. Whatever the difficulties you are facing it can be helpful to talk to someone outside of your daily life.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I can use different therapeutic approaches. This enables me to work with you in a way that is tailored to suit you as an individual to find the solution that fits your particular situation. I am also able to draw on my extensive experience of working in healthcare. I believe passionately that people have the ability to grow and change, no matter how difficult their situation may seem. Alongside my private practice I am a counsellor within the NHS
The counselling takes place in an empathetic, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time.
The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £45 in Oxford. I do offer some concessions for people on a low income
Telephone or email me in strictest confidence to arrange a free no-obligation first meeting.
Some concessions available please do ask
Training, qualifications & experience
I have counselled in various organisations including private practice, a further education collage, and The Listening Centre based in Blackbird Leys. This has led me to work with clients from adolescents to adults and older people. This work has covered many different issues including bereavement, mental health issues, depression, anxiety, long-term illness, stress, trauma, relationship issues and many more. I’m also able to draw on my extensive experience of working in healthcare.Currently am a counsellor within the NHS
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Post Grad Dip in Psychodynamic Therapy
- Mindfulness, Oxford Mindfulness Centre
- Registered Nurse
- MSc in Advanced Health Care Practice
Study days include:
Working with people who self harm
Safeguarding vulnerable people and children
Working with diversity and cultural issues
I hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked extensively with people with long term chronic illness and am a counsellor within the NHS
The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £45 in Oxford. I can offer a reduced rate for people on a low income
Some concessions available
I hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate
I am a Registered MBACP (member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.
I am also a Registered Nurse with the NMC (Nurse and Midwifery Council)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for daytime and evening sessions at my counselling room in Oxford. Telephone or email me in strictest confidence to arrange a free no-obligation first meeting.
Types of client
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