I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) with over 25 years experience working with both individuals and couples. My role is to work empathically with you to encourage greater personal awareness and insight, in order that you can make the life changes that you long for. I work with genuine respect for you and your personal values, whilst offering alternative ways of understanding yourself and your life. The process offers you a therapeutic alliance which facilitates personal and spiritual growth. It also encourages the development of the necessary inner resources and personal qualities which will support you to develop the freedom to live more fully.
I also support my clients in working through a current crisis or with an ongoing problem: stress and anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder); panic attacks; trauma and developmental trauma and the symptoms of PTSD; relationship and sexual difficulties, affairs, separation/divorce and couples counselling; anger management and passive-aggressive behaviour; bereavement and loss; depression, post-natal depression and suicidal thoughts; parenting and family issues; adoption; ageing and retirement; low self-esteem; life changes, finding a new direction/meaning in life; career and work related issues; loss of meaning/purpose; struggling with religious or spiritual faith; disability, illness or accident; sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse and bullying; domestic violence; pregnancy and birth; fertility problems, miscarriage and termination; sexual problems; fear of sexual offending; personal identity; addictions including alcohol, drugs, food and porn; eating problems; mental health problems including bipolar disorder, dissociation including dissociative identity disorder, personality disorders (including Borderline, Avoidant, Narcissistic, Dependent, Anti-social) and attachment disorders; developing creativity and overcoming blocks to creative expression. I also offer meditation and mindfulness and supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
After eight years of training, I completed a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (which is recognised by the BACP and UKCP) at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London, and subsequently gained a Diploma in Supervision and an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, also from the CCPE.
I have been working in the field of people development, particularly Human Resource Management, since 1979 and have been practising in counselling and psychotherapy since 1991; and since 1995, I have been running my own private practices in London, Witney and the Cotswolds. I currently only work in Witney.
I practise with professional supervision and adhere to the UKCP Code of Ethics. My trainings include:
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Counselling, InterAction Training, November 2014
Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, CCPE, December 2003
Diploma in Supervision, CCPE, December 2001
Experiential Groupwork, Oxford University, March 2001
Certificate in Obesity Management, Lighterlife, March 2000
Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling, CCPE, December 1997
Certificate in Substance Misuse: Prevention & Education, Roehampton Institute, July 1994
Certificate in the Fundamentals of Counselling, Regents College, July 1992
Diploma in Personnel Management, Ealing College of Higher Education, December 1989
Occupational training in Redundancy Counselling, Solution-Focused and Group Counselling Skills; Working with Survivors of Child Sex Abuse; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma & Developmental Trauma and working with DID, StopSO training for those who fear or have sexually offended, and DSMIV Diagnostic Skills
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also teach and support people in their meditation practices and I offer Mindfulness practices.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Sessions:
£58 - £68 (by negotiation) for individual sessions
£75 for couples work
£60 for private supervisees
£65 - £80 for organisations
Tuesdays to Thursdays: Witney
day-time and early evening appointments.
I offer telephone and online (Zoom, FaceTime) sessions as well as face-to-face counselling.
I am happy to offer sessions via Zoom, FaceTime or phone