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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Welcome to my profile,

I am a person-centred integrative counsellor and supervisor working with adults, children and young people.

Taking the first step to talk to a counsellor can feel daunting. It may be something that you have been putting off doing for a while and now may feel like the right time for you.

I can offer you a calm, safe, confidential space for you to explore your worries no matter how big or how small you think they may be, and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with you, where you can use your sessions to speak openly and freely about whatever may be troubling you without feeling judged.

My aim is to work with you at your own pace, as together we begin to explore your thoughts and feelings to help you make sense of them and to help you to find a way forward that feels right for you.

I work in private practice at The Banbury Therapy Centre and work as a school counsellor with young people aged 11-18 years. I have over twenty years experience of working with adults, children and young people in a wide range of settings to include education, schools, social care, and have worked with family breakdown through the Oxford Mediation Service. My experience includes working with relationship breakdown, anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, trauma, abuse, suicidal ideation and gender identity.


Training, qualifications & experience

Membership of professional bodies:

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework which I use as a guide to work safely and ethically within my counselling practice.

I regularly undertake and update my CPD (Continued Professional Development) in order to inform my work.

I have Professional Civil Liability insurance

I am DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service)

I am GDPR registered (General Data Protection Regulation)

I maintain updated safeguarding training to inform my work with children and young people.


  • Certificate in Supervision (Metanoia Institute)
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • (National Counselling Society accredited Advanced Specialist course via TIC+)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)


Member organisations


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

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

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I am flexible in the way I work and take my lead from my clients as to as to how long they want to stay in therapy.  This means that I offer open ended sessions that can be reviewed at regular intervals and offers the option of short or longer term work.

Session fee £50. Concessions will be considered for individual circumstances.

When I work

I am currently offering in person, online video and phone counselling sessions to help us stay connected in this time of Coronavirus. All enquiries welcome.

Further information

My therapists profile can also be viewed on the website below.

Please feel free to contact me with an enquiry or any questions that you may have.  All messages and emails received will be responded to at the earliest possible convenience.

The Banbury Therapy Centre, 69 Oxford Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9AJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I work with adults, children and young people in private practice and work as a school counsellor in a secondary school.

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