I am currently seeing clients in person on a Monday or Friday and am offering internet and phone sessions throughout the week. Please get in touch to discuss potential therapy.
Life can throw varied challenges our way and Counselling can be a great support in processing emotions and unravelling confused thinking. I know that having a safe, compassionate, non judgemental space to talk things through can be really valuable and I am really passionate at supporting people to feel better in themselves. I strongly believe in empowerment and helping people to become the best they can so they can cope better with whatever comes their way.
About me and my Practice
I’m an Integrative Therapist which means I use different approaches within my Counselling work these include Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Gestalt. I also use some TA and Mindfulness with clients and enjoy being creative and can incorporate art therapy and sand play therapy. My client’s have commented on my warm, empathic style where they feel comfortable to talk about anything without judgement.
I have considerable experience working with young people and adults across a wide range of issues which include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, low self esteem, eating disorders, grief, anger and abuse. I trained to be a Counsellor in a secondary school and then went on to work with adults of all ages as part of a community project. I have worked for Circles South East and in now in private practise in Abingdon.
I am 43 years old and have a family, I love to be in the outdoors, meditate and to travel. Before to Counselling I worked as a primary school Teacher for 15 years. I’ve also visited a Tibetan Monastery in Kathmandu and am influenced by Buddhism.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA hons Degree, PGCE, Advanced Diploma in Humantistic Counselling, Level 5 (NCS Accredited) Advanced Diploma in Creative CBT, L3 Counselling Skills (NCFE).
UKCP member, I’m currently in Year 2 of my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents University in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Existential)
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for phone, internet or face to face sessions throughout the week.