When you are troubled with anxiety, depression, feelings of anger it can be helpful to talk to someone who can guide you and support you through these difficult and often overwhelming feelings.
I have experience in a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, sexuality, sexual abuse, body image, anger, loss and issues around cultural adjustment. I am an integrative counsellor working in a transpersonal context.
Through regular weekly meetings I will help you explore your present situation and how it may relate to events from the past. This can be helpful in identifying underlying emotional patterns and issues that influence your current difficulties. Understanding these patterns gives you more choice and it can open up new ways of being in your life.
I offer you a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings, and I will carefully listen to you and reflect back what I hear, see and feel so that you can eventually learn to reflect on your own. We can explore together who you are, where you come from, where you are at the moment and who you may become.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling awarded by the Middlesex University and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As part of my Continuing Professional Development I have attended a course on the Application of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice which I also use in my work.
I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse at the Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre.
I am a member or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethical framework. I'm in regular supervision with an experienced supervisor.
I am also a member of the Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-development Centre a community of counsellors, psychotherapists from a wide range of therapeutic modalities, offering a various forms of therapy.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
At my London Bridge practice my fee is £55/ weekly 50 minute individual session.
At my Oxford practice my current fee is £50/session.
I also offer a number of low-cost places both in London and in Oxford.
The best way to get in touch is via email, as I am unable to take phonecalls when I work. Email me by clicking at the button on the top of the page. I will get back to you within 24 hours so that we can set up an initial meeting. Alternatively leave me a voicemessage with your email address and I will get back to you to arrange a meeting.