I am a Qualified Relationship Counsellor trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London and registered with the main accrediting body UKCP. My work draws on Psychodynamic, Humanist and Transpersonal traditions as well as the more recent findings in the field of neuroscience, trauma and bodywork.
Your introductory first session is half-price.
There are times when the problems in your relationship become too much and you may feel stuck as a couple - distrust has replaced intimacy and you don't know how to re-connect with your partner. As a relationship counsellor I do not take sides, but I help both partners to share difficult and often painful feelings in a safe and respectful setting. I will help you to develop skills and awareness so that you can resolve areas of conflict and find greater love and harmony between you.
What should I expect?
The sessions are your space: I listen to you and offer feedback, insights and ideas. Your session can be an hour or an hour and a half, and, is at the same time every week. We normally work for 4 sessions and then have a discussion to find out whether you think the therapy is going to be helpful to you. I will indicate roughly how long you may need in order to feel the benefits in your life although it is your decision when you are ready to leave.
I am an accredited mindfulness meditation teacher and have been teaching meditation for over 25 years. I teach a simple meditation / relaxation technique to help give your mind a rest from anxious and repetitive thoughts. This can be very helpful in reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Hons Cambridge
MA in Psychotherapy with the Institute of Psychosynthesis
Diploma in Couples Counselling with the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
Member of UKCP
Accredited Meditation Instructor with Dent Meditation
I have been working as a therapist in private practice for 12 years.
I also work with an organisation in Oxford called Refugee Resource, working with traumatised refugees from war-torn countries around the world, where I see individuals and groups.
I have been a meditation teacher for over 25 years, coaching individuals and groups in both London and Oxford.
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
First Session is half price
Couple Session price: £70
Those working part time: £50
Unemployed/low income: £20
My practice is in Summertown, in North Oxford. There is parking outside and it is a few minutes walk to bus routes to the city centre and other areas around the city.