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Clin. Dip. MSc. UKCP (Reg). MBACP (Reg)

About me

I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and Counsellor registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP). I have a private practice in East Oxford offering short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals.

Why come to therapy?

We can all go through difficult times and experience painful emotions. Sometimes we can manage our difficulties by talking them through with friends and family. However, this may not always be possible and you might feel stuck, isolated or overwhelmed. It is at times like these that it can be helpful, even a relief, to get a fresh perspective and seek support from a therapist, who can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

What I offer

I work in a compassionate, non- judgmental and respectful way with clients from all walks of life on a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. These include:

  • relationship difficulties
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loneliness
  • difficulty expressing feelings; feeling numb
  • difficulty regulating and controlling emotions
  • anger
  • shame and guilt
  • low self-esteem
  • identity (cultural/gender/sexuality)
  • coping with chronic illness
  • career/life decisions
  • work-related issues (stress, bullying)

What can you expect?

I work as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means I have been trained in a range of psychotherapeutic approaches and am able to tailor my approach to fit your specific needs. As we explore your current difficulties we may look at the emotional, social and physical aspects of your experience. We will look at your present as well as your past experiences, which influence how you live now and the relationships you have with other people.

Working collaboratively in this way can help you make sense of what you are feeling and why, giving you a deeper understanding of yourself, finding new ways to cope, and different ways of responding to your current difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute).
  • Foundation certificate in counselling and psychotherapy (Regents College, London, School of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I am an accredited and registered member of UKCP. I am a registered member of BACP. I abide by the BACP and UKCP guidelines for ethical and professional conduct.

In addition to my private client work I work in the charitable sector as a Trustee and assessor for The Listening Centre, which offers a low-cost counselling service in Oxford.

I have headed up diversity & inclusion groups in organisations since 2007 and so working with and respecting difference is a core part of my practice. I am also familiar with mentoring and coaching approaches. Since 2012 I have been involved with the charity Lawcare. I am a supporter, mental health speaker/advocate and appointed Champion, supporting legal professionals who experience difficulties at work and with their emotional health. 

My work is fully insured and supervised by an experienced UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I worked in the legal profession for nearly 20 years and so understand the challenges of working in a high-pressured professional environment. I have particular experience exploring with business people and academics the impact this can have on emotional and physical wellbeing as well as the issues that may arise from a conflict between your work environment and personal life.

Fees

From £60.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Fees

I charge £65 for an initial assessment and then fees are agreed on a sliding scale between £60 and £70.

Concessionary rates are occasionally available for students and people on lower incomes (please enquire).

Availability

I currently offer appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

What next?

If you are considering counselling/psychotherapy but are not sure if it is right for you, we can arrange an initial consultation to discuss your concerns. An initial consultation carries no obligation to continue.

I am a professional member of Oxford Therapy and Self-Development Centre (OTS).  OTS provides me with a network of therapists that I can refer clients to if my list is full or if I feel an individual needs specialist help that I am not trained to provide. OTS is also committed to finding affordable solutions for those unable to meet the costs associated with therapy and so if my low cost places are filled I am also able to refer on to other therapists who provide a low cost service.

Bullingdon House, Bullingdon Road, Oxford, OX4 1QN

OTS - Oxford Therapy Centre, 1st Floor, 142-144 Oxford Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2EA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Skype
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