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MBACP, Dip.Couns

About me

I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor. I am warm and friendly and provide a confidential space without judgment to listen to whatever is troubling you, whether it’s from the past, present or future. Life can present us with many challenges, and sometimes we need some extra support to help us find our way through.

Counselling can be transformative, helping to resolve issues, improve relationships, and develop greater self-awareness, resilience, and confidence. I would help you to explore your world and work through the emotions, difficulties, or changes you are facing. I aim to help you utilise your strengths and find strategies and tools that will benefit you in the short term and in the future. 

I have taken extensive training in understanding the physiological changes experienced in the body during anxiety, depression, and trauma. Understanding the mind body link in mental health can be key to taking back control, reducing symptoms and being able to live our best lives. 

I recognise that everyone is unique, and my integrative approach is tailored to suit your individual needs and supported by my training and experience of three counselling models. I can work on either a short- or long-term basis depending on what is required.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Aim level 2 Mental Health Awareness
  • The online Therapy Institute Moving your practice online 
  • Volunteer counsellor at the Hummingbird Cancer support centre supporting  people affected by cancer including terminal illness and bereavement
  • Volunteer counsellor at Nais House suicide and self harm prevention and mental health service for ages 16-30

My own counselling practice and volunteering roles have given me vast experience of supporting people with a wide range of difficulties and life challenges. I have a special interest in helping people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and people who self harm.  I have have taken regular additional training to develop my knowledge and skills, which enable me to work holistically,  offering maximum potential for positive change. 

Additional information 

  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Fully insured

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

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I understand it can feel difficult to ask for help, and the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is an important factor in positive outcomes of counselling. With this in mind I offer a free no obligation 30-minute consultation online or by telephone for you to ask any questions, and see if what I can offer is right for you. 

Each counselling session is for one hour and my fee is £50 per session.

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Further information

I live in a village just outside of Witney and offer face to face counselling sessions from a designated room in my home. I also offer online counselling. 

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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