Windrush Health Centre
07564737523 / 07564 737523
What is counselling and how can it help?
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor.Every person is unique and has the capability and potential to grow by reflecting on, and developing inner resources and strengths. I believe that the relationship between the client and the counsellor is the most essential part of the counselling process. As trust is built up between us, we can explore aspects of your life in a way that will help you to understand your feelings and ways of behaving in a clearer way, and take steps to change.
I listen attentively and patiently, and endeavour to understand the difficulties from your point of view and help you see things more clearly and possibly from a different angle. I neither judge nor offer advice, and I will work with you to explore feelings about what you bring to counselling in an open and honest way. Feelings such as anger, grief, loss, anxiety and depression can be expressed and acknowledged, making it easier to understand these feelings. I believe that this journey of self-discovery helps each unique individual to gain a sense of their own value, self-worth and self-esteem.
How long does it last?
I can offer short term or long term counselling.
Finding your way to counselling;
I work from three main centres in Oxfordshire. The first being Montgomery-House Surgery, Piggy Lane, Bicester,OX26 6HT, and the second being the Windrush Health Centre, Welch Way, Witney, OX 28 6JS, and the third being the North Oxford Association Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DP.
I am a member of the BACP, and I work to the BACP Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Counselling, and I have been working with a wide range of clients from young adults to the elderly for several years.
I have a lot of experience in working with people with physical disabilities and a variety of health problems; eg, stroke, spina bifida,visual impairment, O.C.D and heart problems.I am currently offering a counselling service to people with M.S in Witney and the nearby villages.
I have also worked with many people experiencing a range of emotional problems including anxiety, bereavement,depression, sexual abuse, and individuals recovering from alcohol and drug dependency.
Exploring the aspect of loss is a huge component of the counselling work.
I am working for a Company which provides employees with counselling support, for issues arising from work-related stress and other emotional difficulties.
I have also been a counsellor at Springhill Open Prison, supporting people to return to life in the community.
I also support people with long term mental health issues at a therapeutic garden in Oxfordshire.
I am a one to one support worker for people with early-onset dementia and I have a wide experience of difficulties that the individual and their family face on a daily basis.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45 per session.
There is parking available at both Health Centres.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available early evenings from 5pm onwards, and on a Thursday morning.