I am a qualified counsellor, coach and mediator with over 20 years experience and have a private practice in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
I offer short-term counselling for couples and individuals who have specific problems they want to deal with, or open-ended psychotherapy which may be more suitable for someone who has longer-term difficulties
I provide confidential counselling and a safe space for individuals and couples who are facing some difficulties or challenges, and who want to take time to explore current issues and options within a supportive and non judgemental environment. The range of issues I deal with is varied, including lack of confidence, depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, abuse, relationship difficulties, problems at work, redundancy, loss and bereavement.
Some issues arise from the past and if they are still affecting the client's life, they may wish to talk through and resolve. Some clients hope to make future changes and developments in their life and relationships and want to explore uncertainties and how to make the right decision.
I am experienced in working with men and women from diverse cultures, backgrounds, sexual orientations and age groups on a wide range of issues. I work in different settings, including private practice, and accept referrals from GP surgeries, employers, schools and other organisations.
I believe the strength of the relationship developed between counsellor and client is the key factor in the value and effectiveness of the therapy. My practice is based on a person centred approach and I focus on building trust, empathy, respect. Clients set their own agenda, purpose and pace. And, I draw on approaches including gestalt, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and transactional analysis to raise awareness and bring insights.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Business Administration
Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
Diploma in Counselling (Humanistic)
Certificate in Coaching (ICF)
Certificate in Mediation
Member of BPS
Member of BACP,
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I provide couples counselling
I offer coaching to people planning a change of direction in their work or career.
I offer mediation to support family, couples, neighbours or colleagues to resolve relationship problems or disputes at home or work.
I provide facilitation and development workshops for teams wanting to improve effectiveness and trust.
I offer coaching and mentoring to HR professionals and business leaders involved in programmes of organisational change.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£50 for individuals, £60 for weekends and couples.
All sessions are for 60 minutes. Additional time is pro rated.
Fee concessions for fixed income clients
I have a practice in a private, secluded area. I undertake short and long term face to face work. However I am pleased to undertake home visits or telephone counselling and coaching for people with restricted mobility, young families, or living at a distance or abroad. If requested I will work at the location of other organisations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available weekdays 10 am to 5 pm and most evenings 6.00 to 9.00 pm, and Saturday morning 10 am until 12.30 pm.
Types of client