I am a qualified, registered Integrative Therapist and CBT practitioner. I aim to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you achieve some clarity and enable you to gain the strength and confidence to explore any areas of your life that may be causing anxiety, depression, distress or other difficulties.
I work integratively, principally using either Person-Centre Therapy (PCT) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT has been proven to be very effective with various anxiety related conditions such as Social Anxiety, General Anxiety, Panic, OCD, phobias and depression. I am also trained in and can incorporate Transactional Analysis into my practice (particularly effective with relationship issues).
Always at the heart of my practice is the Client. I work with the client’s agenda (what you bring and who you are); I am client lead and we work at your pace, this could lead to short or long term work, always the client’s choice.
I have experience of working with people from all walks of life, gender, age and ethnicity.
My private practice is located in Chinnor, Oxfordshire.
I receive regular clinical supervision, ensuring ethical and safe practice is maintained.
Please note the on-line therapy I can offer is via Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
As well as my private practice, until recently I worked for an agency specialising in working with survivors of sexual abuse and rape both recent and historic including ritualistic and organised child abuse.
I also worked for Connexions offering counselling to young people dealing with a variety of issues, such as:-
I have also successfully worked with young people with Asperger Syndrome who in addition are suffering from depression and anxiety.
I am a member of the BACP and am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
I abide by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) Certificate.
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
For one to one Counselling I provide an initial session FREE of charge, where we can meet to make sure the service I offer will meet your needs, benefit you and that we feel we can work together. This provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have without any obligation.
One to one integrative counselling sessions thereafter are £40 per session.
One to one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions thereafter are £45 per session.
I can offer evening appointments
Convenient off street parking available.