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About me

I, like all psychotherapists, help people to overcome challenges and fill their lives with purpose and meaning.

I have an international perspective having lived in several developing countries growing up, and having studied in Oxford, Paris and Dublin.

I first found my professional calling while working as a teacher with vulnerable students in schools, which has led to an incredibly rewarding career as a psychotherapist. 

Today, my clients range clients range from school children to the most senior academics, from pastors and Olympic hopefuls, to international government ministers.  

I volunteer as a therapist with staff from ICU wards on the Covid front line.

I live in Oxfordshire with my husband and three teenage children and looks forward to spending more of her time over the next couple of years in the French Alps.

 I believe that the special relationship counselling offers is an important part of change and recovery. I work in a safe, confidential and beautiful place in Standlake Oxfordshire. Non-judgemental face-to-face and Online Counselling. 
I work with referrals from GP's, Employee Assistance Programmes and well as private referrals. I also work with young people.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have turned my personal website off for the time being due to high demand.

Training, qualifications & experience

French Degree, Oxford Brookes.

Diplome Universitaire, La Sorbonne, Paris

Post-Grad from Aberystwyth University. PGCE.
Montessori Teacher training in Dublin

My diploma is in Integrative Counselling and I have experience with a range of issues including panic attacks, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, addiction, sexuality, relationship difficulties, bereavement, eating disorders, loss and identity.

Experience with a national bereavement charity, working with addiction groups, as a high school counsellor, working for Oxfordshire County Council, currently in private practice and doing research.

I am EMDR trained. This therapy is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

My research is a passion. It involves how to link retirees to mentor young people who might need a helping hand, particularly those who have left foster care. Reducing feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and depression (for both parties) whilst boosting self confidence and self esteem. 


Please look at my website www.firoozehwillans.co.uk for more information

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£80.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £80 a session.

I work with clients online internationally, and within Oxfordshire.

Further information

Integrative means that I combine aspects of several models of therapy depending on the needs of each unique client. Evidence suggests that all models are effective, but the vital part is the quality of the relationship you share with your counsellor.

I went to International schools in many different, and often politically sensitive, countries before going to boarding school. I enjoy being and working with people of all nationalities and backgrounds.

After a degree in French, I became a Montessori teacher and then Primary school teacher. My strength lay in working with the more vulnerable pupils. This led me to pursue counselling.

I am holistic in my upbringing, outlook and the way I work. I am interested in all aspects of our lives, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual. This involves how they impact on each other and those around us.

I see individual clients, providing a confidential and safe environment in which to build a relationship of trust and openness. This might be short or long-term, depending on individual needs. I work with my clients at the pace they want.
I also work with young people.

I am also involved with CRUSE a national bereavement charity and youth counselling. If you are a parent who is concerned about your child or teenager that you think may benefit from counselling, I happy to discuss the way I work with you.

I am committed to my Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Standlake
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29

Type of session

In person
Online
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Firoozeh Willans

Firoozeh Willans