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MBACP (reg) Counsellor and Therapist, BSc Psych

About me

About me

I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and therapist, and offer, short-term and long-term one-to-one counselling.

As a humanistic counsellor I take a holistic approach in understanding the unique experiences of my clients and their lives, the relationship with oneself, others, and the world around them. I value the uniqueness of every individual and provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic environment. Clients can express themselves freely, can feel understood, reflect on their experiences and recognise their inner resources and strength. I believe with the right support, using empathy and acceptance, there is the potential for positive change, healing and growth to take place.

I recognise that people come to therapy for a variety of reasons and want different things. You may be facing a challenging period, struggling to cope, experiencing painful emotions or just want to understand yourself a bit better. Talking to a counsellor and exploring the difficulties you are experiencing in a confidential environment may be a way forward for you. I will support you in finding your own insights, understandings and resolutions to the conflicts and difficulties you are undergoing, building your resilience or overcoming past destructive patterns to live a more fulfilling life in the present.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I attend regular supervision to support my work.

I have a BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice awarded by Middlesex University in London with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London. Previously I completed an Introduction to Counselling Course from Ewert House, Oxford University. I further have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford.

As a humanistic counsellor I am trained in Person-Centred counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy, and apply all three approaches in my work.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am working with students who experience e.g. anxiety, depression, loneliness, imposter syndrome, performance anxiety, supporting them through their academic years and beyond.

Fees

Additional information

I charge £60 for a 50 minute session, including our first meeting. 

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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daytime, evening

Further information

I offer counselling sessions in both German and English.

I also offer online video counselling and have experience with Skype and Zoom counselling sessions since 2016.

Why you might chose online counselling.

  • It saves you time
  • It is often offered at a lower fee
  • You may feel more comfortable working with a counsellor who is not local to you
  • If you are away from home, you don't have to miss your session
  • It can offer greater flexibility regarding session times, if you lead a busy live
  • You may find leaving home difficult, emotional or physical challenging. Online video counselling may be a start working towards being able to meet face-to-face.

City Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6HJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom