Speaking aloud and verbalising your thoughts and emotions can let you see them from a different perspective, helping you cope better with everyday life. I can offer you a confidential therapeutic space to help you articulate and work through your issues, explore unhelpful patterns that may be contributing to your difficulties, and help you focus on making positive changes so that you can move forward and get on with living your life.
I have worked as a counsellor for over eight years. I work with adults, young people, and children (10+) at my private practice based in the centre of Thame
I specialise in working with young people 11-18 and also work in a secondary school as a counsellor, working with students and staff, alongside my private practice.
Counselling is undoubtedly a unique source of support for whole range of psychological issues, including anxiety, anger, and depression. However, counselling is not just for mental health problems, it is also useful for things like dealing with relationship problems, work stress, difficult life events and behavioural problems that might affect your daily functioning.
I strongly believe that building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is the key to successful therapeutic outcomes. However, it is useful to know what kind of therapy you might be offered to help you reach your goals. As an integrative practitioner I am able to utilise a variety of therapeutic techniques including psychotherapeutic, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and creative/sand tray work. We can work together to determine which therapeutic model might be most suited to you as an individual and your specific challenges.
If you’re not sure if I’m the right practitioner for you or your child, I can offer you a free 20 minute telephone consultation where we can talk about what you hope to get out of counselling and you can ask me any questions you may have before you commit to booking a session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Counselling Diploma, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People with the University of Northampton.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with