You may have come to the Counselling Directory because of something you struggle with in your life. It might be something sudden or overwhelming or you might have been wrestling with this issue for a while, even worked with a counsellor or a therapist and yet it continues to affect your life.
I am an experienced UKCP-registered psychotherapist, supervisor and facilitator based in Oxford. I can work with you whether you are in need of extra support during a challenging time or on-going therapy.
My clients bring a wide range of issues from anxiety and depression to family and relationship issues, trauma and abuse. One-to-one sessions give you a chance to explore thoughts and feelings in a trusted, supportive and confidential space. You can stand back from your distress and the issues that are troubling you. You can discover resources within yourself and try out new ways of being.
My aim is to focus on your life today and tomorrow: free yourself from the things that are unconsciously holding you back and focus on how you want to be feeling and the resources you have to get there.
To open ourselves to a bigger picture, I often use the family constellation approach. This approach is about integration: recognising how the traumatic experiences in our families might affect us today and integrating parts of ourselves that we have been disconnected from. This new, broader way of looking at the picture that was right in front of us all along often brings renewed energy and healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained at the Gestalt Centre in London (1989-94) and started to incorporate the family constellations approach shortly after. I am now the President of the International Systemic Constellation Association (ISCA). I am a qualified massage practitioner and involved in bodywork and movement. I am qualified in EMDR and currently studying attachment theory, mindfulness and the brain.
I am a founder member of the Cancer Counselling Trust London and have many years experience of counselling in the field of cancer. I also offered emotional and therapeutic support to children in a primary school for ThePlace2Be for three years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
£65 per hour
£80 per hour for couples
Some Low Cost sessions possible, please enquire.
Family Constellations Website
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I completed a supervisors course with Gaie Houston at the Gestalt Centre London in 1997 and have been working as a supervisor since then.View supervision profile