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)
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Health and Care Professions Council
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 per session. There are reduced fee sessions available, for those with a lower income.
As well as working normal business hours, I can also do weekend and evening appointments.
Plenty of car parking space available. Easily accessible via public transport - details can be provided.