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Registered MBACP (Accred),107571

About me

On March 16th 2022 I will resume face-to-face sessions in Stonesfield.  I have put Covid procedures in place.

Coming to counselling can feel daunting.  It is normal to feel anxious when you make that first contact and come to a first session.  Talking to someone who is not going to judge, someone who listens and relates to you as a unique person can help to make sense of how you are feeling, what you want for yourself.  Counselling can bring permanent beneficial changes to your life.  It can improve your self-esteem, self-confidence and your relationships.

I'm a psychodynamic counsellor with 15 years' experience.  I work with adults and young people (secondary school age) on an individual basis. I offer both long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy, depending on what my clients choose to do. I am a Registered and an Accredited member of the BACP and work within their "Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions".  I work in Stonesfield which is close to Woodstock and near to Witney, in Oxfordshire.  See my website:

First Contact

Contact me by email, telephone or text to find out more about how I work or to see what I am like.  This can help you to decide whether you would like me to be your counsellor.

First Meeting

The first meeting is for 40 minutes and is free of charge.  This is a good opportunity to see if I am the right counsellor for you.  You will find out more about how I work and you will have time to talk about why you want to come for counselling.

Following Meetings

Following meetings last 50 minutes and cost £60, though concessions are sometimes available. Sessions are weekly, though we can arrange to meet more or less frequently, depending on your wishes. I will help you to explore your experiences and feelings It's an opportunity to make sense of what is happening or has happened in your life.  I am not going to have an opinion or judge.  It can be easier to talk to someone who is not involved.


Sessions are highly confidential.  I work within the BACP "Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions":

BACP is a professional body for therapists and I am an accredited member.

How long does it take?

It is not possible to say how long counselling will take because each person is unique.  It  lasts for as long or for as short as you feel you need.  It is helpful for most people to plan for an ending to counselling when it feels like the right time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Wantage Counselling Centre.  I have the following qualifications:

    Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic),

    Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling,

    a degree - BA (Hons).

I became Accredited by the BACP in 2017.

I am currently studying for an MA in Advanced Clinical Practice at the Minster Centre in London.

I have 15 years' experience of working as a counsellor.  I have worked for Wantage Counselling and Training Centre and also at King Alfred's Academy (secondary school in Wantage).  I set up in private practice in 2014.  I have also worked as a Trainer for the Certificate in Counselling at Wantage Counselling and Training Centre.

I have a clear, enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The first session is free of charge.  It lasts 40 minutes.  Subsequent sessions cost £60 each.  They last 50 minutes.  Concessions are sometimes available.

When I work

I am currently not taking on any clients.

Further information

I trained as a Psychodynamic counsellor which means that I think that the relationship between myself and my clients is an essential part of the therapy.  It also means that I think it is useful to look at the relationships and experiences that you had as a child and to see how and if these play a part in how you respond to people and circumstances in your current life.

Since qualifying, I have developed the way that I work to incorporate aspects of other theories, including attachment theory and relational psychotherapy.  I also use Mindfulness, if you would like.

If you would like any more information about counselling, or how I work, please contact me by email:, telephone or text:  07572606856 or look at my website:

I am happy give you more information to help you to decide whether counselling is right for you or if I am the counsellor you want to work with.

Stonesfield, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My meeting room is on the ground floor. There is readily available parking in the road. If wheelchair access is required, I have a ramp that I can put in place in order to get up the front step.

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