I believe that we all possess the inner resources to work through and resolve our conflicts. I am confident that all have the ability to reach their full potential. Engagement in personal therapy can feel daunting initially, yet verbalising concerns/feelings can also feel cathartic, and empower you to make positive life changes which enable you to live a fulfilled life according to your own standards and values. However, counselling is a unique experience to the individual, and in my opinion is something that all can gain from in a positive way.
Throughout your process of counselling, I offer my commitment to our therapeutic relationship, my compassion, warmth, integrity and impartiality. I work ethically, offering a safe confidential environment where you can share what you feel at your own pace without feeling judged.
I am a person-centred counsellor drawing on concepts of Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness techniques which help reduce anxiety and stress and encourage greater acceptance of ourselves and our circumstances.
We can consider the initial few sessions as a process of getting to know each other and establishing a trusting foundation where we can discuss and explore your problems. I will always listen and remain empathic, whilst facilitating your process which can be explorative and challenging at times.
Who I work with
I work with adults over the age of 16 years regardless of culture, background, and gender. I feel that a lot of what people bring to counselling is closely related to loss whether it be loss of identity, job, relationship or home, not to mention many other significant life changing events. If you are feeling in limbo or stuck in a repetitive cycle, confused as to why you have certain thoughts or feelings and want to make sense of your concerns then please feel free to contact me. I can tailor therapy sessions to address a range of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate of Counselling & Psychotherapy BSc (Hons) at the University of Salford where I also qualified in Transactional Analysis (certificate level) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. A registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have experience of working with adult clients for the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service and teenagers at the Brook - sexual health clinic Additionally, I have ten years experience in the field of Mental Health.
I have worked privately in the Manchester and North Yorkshire, Bath area prior to working in the Oxford area. I have a particular interest in working therapeutically to help people to work through anxiety/ obsessive compulsive disorder which can often be debilitating.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a wealth of experience of helping individuals with relationship/marital problems.
I offer counselling sessions at weekends and evenings as well as daytime. Please contact me directly to discuss availability.
I offer low-cost counseling sessions to those who are less able to pay the full rate. Please contact me directly to discuss costs and availability, and if you would like to consider booking a free half an hour session in which can be an informal discussion which may help you decide whether or not you may wish to continue further sessions.