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About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (accredited by the British Psychological Society), based just outside of Oxford. I work with adults, students, children and older adults on an individual basis.

Clients come to me with a number of issues including depression, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, self-harm, abuse, bullying, anger management and sexuality among many others.

I work both on a long term or short term basis. Counselling can help individuals explore difficult feelings and relationships and help them discover and clarify ways for living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. It can help individuals cope with painful life experiences in a confidential setting.

A Counselling Psychologist is a counsellor who has initial training in psychology, and who uses psychological methods and models in their approach. I work integratively (using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and person-centred approach).

I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist (National Council for Hypnotherapy) - I work with many issues including insomnia, disordered eating, phobias, smoking, weight loss, stress and anxiety.

I see clients both for day time appointments and evening appointments.  Clients may prefer a regular time or a time that can be more flexible to fit in with other commitments.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include a BSc Hons (Oxford 1996), Diploma in Advanced Studies of Psychology (Oxford 1997), Post-graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (Roehampton 1999), MSc in Counselling Psychology (Surrey 2001), Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Psychotherapy & Hypnosis Training Assoc. (PHTA) 2004), Certificate as Practitioner of Meridian Therapies (EFT) (PHTA 2004), Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (The National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2004). Primary Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Training (Centre for Stress Management, 2007).
Primary Certificate in Advanced Cognitive-Behavioural Skills (Centre for Stress Management, 2007)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

BPS

British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are £70 per session. There are reduced fee sessions available, for those with a lower income.

When I work

As well as working normal business hours, I can also do weekend and evening appointments.

Further information

Plenty of car parking space available. Easily accessible via public transport - details can be provided.

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13

Chesham Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5ET

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme