I am a qualified, BACP-registered counsellor and my approach is warm, empathic and accepting. I provide a confidential space where we can explore the issues you bring, get a better understanding of where they come from and enable you to find your way forward. I can also teach you techniques to ground yourself when you are overwhelmed.
I have experience working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and OCD as well as those with life problems due to bereavement, divorce, job stress, parenting, difficult relationships, isolation and low self-esteem. I work with many clients on finding meaning and a sense of belonging.
- short-term and long-term therapy
- online video sessions (on Zoom/Whatsapp) or phone sessions
- face to face sessions in Oxford.
The first step is to message me via the link below to set up your first online or phone session, which is free. I will email you back with a zoom link or phone number. We will have our first session and if you are happy to continue, we will then set up a regular session time either weekly or fortnightly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, a Master's in International Educational Development and a BA in International Studies. I work in private practice and in a trauma therapy service for refugee clients. My work is fully insured and supervised.
I grew up in the Netherlands, Sweden and the US and then spent 7 years in Africa before settling in Oxford in 2001. Prior to training as a counsellor I worked for charities, teaching and supporting asylum seekers and refugees.
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.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Sessions last 50 minutes. I offer a free first online (or phone) session so you can get a feel for what the sessions will be like and decide whether you and I are the right fit.
I have slots during weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings.
It is courageous to come to counselling and share difficult feelings but I have seen how much growth and healing can result. I encourage you to try counselling.