I run a confidential and private psychotherapy and counselling practice in the centre of Oxford, in Jericho. I offer Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and integrate psychoanalytic and humanistic theories with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. I offer short-term and long-term psychotherapy for individuals.
- Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
- Are you feeling confused and empty?
- Are you trying to make changes to your life?
- Could you benefit from a place to reflect on these feelings?
- Have you recently been bereaved and left feeling lost and alone?
- Do you wish you could talk to someone in confidence?
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I have the MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling, and the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regent's University in London. I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (www.ukcp.org.uk)
I am an accredited Bereavement Counsellor, through Cruise, and have worked in various NHS settings in both Oxford and London, covering a wide range of psychotherapeutic issues.
I work for Care-First, an Employee Assistance Provider, as an Associate Counsellor. I am also an approved Psychotherapist for Oxford University and receive student referrals from their doctoral course in Clinical Psychology.
I was until recently co-chair of the Oxford Psychotherapy Society - www.oxfordpsychotherapysociety.org.uk
I am also a member of OTS - www.otscentre.co.uk - a diverse community of counsellors and therapists from a wide range of therapeutic orientations, offering a wide range of psychological therapies, methods and therapy formats. One-Stop access and referral point for the general public, helping you find the ‘right’ therapy and the ‘right’ therapist for you.
Previously I worked for many years in Social Housing and for four years managing a busy office responsible for a range of housing tenure. I am familiar with employment-related issues such as career mentoring, recruitment, and work-related stress. I have also been involved in private property management and re-development.
I have a BA(Hons) in Social Studies from Sheffield Hallam University, MA(Hons) in Housing from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of direction, coping with life's changes
To make an appointment please contact me either by phone or e-mail. The first appointment will be a consultation session and will last for 50mins. Subsequent sessions are 50mins in length and I charge £60 per session. Currently only online.
Where I work from
My practice is a 15-20 minute walk from Oxford City Centre, in Plater Drive, Jericho and is located in a quiet room within my home. There is free parking and bike racks available. There is also a reliable bus service to Jericho from the city centre.