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About me

I am an 'integrative' psychotherapist which means I draw on, and blend, different techniques and models of psychotherapy namely person centred and humanistic. 

Life can leave you feeling many different thoughts and feelings, anything from amazing to awful, and sometimes we need support to make sense of our lives, experiences and emotions. They say "a problem shared is a problem halved" and getting things off your chest confidentially and safely with a therapist can help. Even at the best and worst times of our lives, we need a caring, empathic and compassionate other to listen and share our experiences with, to feel we are loved and belong.

My focus is on my clients’ experience, your world, and establishing a quality of relationship that can enable change through effectively listening and respecting past and present experiences. My primary focus is you, to effectively listen to your experiences with positive regard, empathy, compassion and without judgement. Therapy allows you the space to determine what's best for you, despite limitations, to thrive, to accept yourself and become who you are meant to be.

My background is in the Armed Forces, Self Employed Training Delivery, Civil Service and the Corporate Wellbeing & Inclusion sector, however my work is not exclusive to these communities, and I warmly welcome all walks of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and hold a BSc (Hons) Degree in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I can help with a broad range of issues such as trauma, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, stress, loss, grief, bereavement, workplace wellbeing issues, gender and sexuality. I respect uniqueness, that we are all fabulously different and that the reparative nature of therapy supports and encourages us to be our true selves. I warmly welcome the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and LGBTQ+ communities.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

The initial consultation is free as it's important to understand your needs and to see whether we can work together.  Sessional rates thereafter are £55 for 50 minutes.  Fees are payable in advance of each session by cash, bank transfer or card payment. Corporate rates are available upon request and discounts are available for Armed Forces and Emergency Services Personnel.

Carterton, Oxfordshire, OX18

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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