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As an experienced counsellor I'm offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Taking on a counselling journey, for whatever reason, can be challenging and I strive towards providing an experience that works for each and every client. My approach is integrative, tailoring my techniques and approach to be the most appropriate and beneficial to the individual client.
I strongly believe that all issues people bring are of equal importance and I feel that counselling is for anyone who feels they are in a difficult place in their lives and might have a need for some help from someone who is not involved personally and can therefore give non-judgemental support.
My aim is to build a trusting relationship with clients and support them in reaching personal goals and becoming more self aware.
I work from my private practice in Deddington, a village conveniently located on the road between Oxford and Banbury.
I offer both short and long term counselling.
When we meet for our initial appointment it is important that we both feel we can work together. The importance of a trusting relationship between counsellor and client is paramount in my work and provides the base from which therapy begins.
I abide by the BACP Ethics and hold professional indemnity insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice (University of Oxford)
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Oxford)
Advanced Profesional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (NCS Accredited)
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (NCS Accredited)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (NHS Accredited)
I have worked for many years with adults, young adults and children in a variety of settings and organisations.
As a Member of the BACP I work within their ethical framework and am fully committed to my own continual professional development by regularly undertaking additional training courses to enhance my therapeutic work.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per session (50 minutes) but are able to offer concessions depending on individual circumstances.
If I am unable to take your call please leave a message with your name, telephone number and whether it is appropriate for me to call you back or leave a message.
It may feel incredibly difficult to pick up the phone and make the first appointment. I am more than happy to receive an email so that we can take those first steps towards making an initial appointment.