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About me

I am a counsellor who works from a designated room in my home. Counselling can help to make sense of or deal with things that need to be changed in order to enjoy a happier and more fulfilling life. I work on either a short or long term basis and recognise just how much courage it can take to reach out for support.

My approach is gentle, supportive and respectful offering you a confidential, safe, warm and non-judgemental space to explore any difficult issues, thoughts or feelings with an aim to gain understanding and possible strategies to enable lasting change. I work in a person-centred way, integrating different skills best suited for your own individual needs.

People come for counselling for a variety of reasons - some examples being bereavement, loss, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, work problems.

I believe it is absolutely crucial to find the right counsellor in order to build a relationship of trust and to be able to work together. An initial no-obligation consultation gives you the opportunity to ask any questions before deciding whether we wish to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications:

Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Cert Hyp CS

Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory - Dip CST

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Ad Dip Psy C

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice - Prof Dip Psy C

I work in Private Practice and also volunteer at The Hummingbird Centre with those affected by cancer.

I am a registered member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) and the HS (Hypnotherapy Society) and abide by their Code of Ethics at all times.

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.


Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.


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

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


I offer an initial 50 minute consultation for £30 to enable us to meet and decide if we are happy to work together.

I then charge £45 per 50 minute session thereafter, payable prior to each session.

Please note that 48 hours notice must be given for cancellations. Missed appointments will be charged at the full rate.

Further information

I live in a village just outside of Witney and offer both face to face and online counselling appointments.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Evening sessions are available.

Types of client

Older adults
Daphne Brien MNCS (Accred)

Daphne Brien MNCS (Accred)