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Integrative Counsellor (MBACP) - Counselling/CBT/Mindfulness

About me

We all wish life can be easier at times, maybe you judge yourself negatively or harshly? Do you find it hard to be your genuine self (whatever that means) around others? Do you wish you were more connected or understood by those around you? All of the above are good reasons to be curious about counselling.

I work with people who are feeling Anxious, stressed, sad or confused. I also work with people who just want to make better sense of how they relate to themselves and others.

There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling at this time. I can support you with:

  • Looking at ways you can manage your anxiety and stress...
  • Feeling stuck or just want change in your life...
  • Fed up with over worrying about everything...
  • Help you develop a deeper self-awareness...
  • Making sense of hard decisions or choices that may be looming...
  • Giving space for your longing, wants and needs...
  • Identifying patterns, thoughts and behaviours that hold you back or prevent you living your life fully...

What’s holding you back from living the life that you want for yourself?

We can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns in our behaviour or relationships.Therapy can be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration.

Therapy can help you with such difficulties as: life or career changes, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, low self-confidence or low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, identity confusion, feelings of powerlessness, and anger.

Am I right the right Therapist For You? How do you decide who to see?

Firstly I understand there are an overwhelming number of different therapy options. Trying to find the right therapist can feel stressful and overwhelming. For many people this will be the first time they have really looked at the potential of sharing how they really feel with another individual;Scary right? Ultimately the relationship you develop with your counsellor is the most important aspect of threapy.

If you choose to meet with me, you will find that I relate to you very much as an individual. Even though you won’t be alone in the reason(s) you have for seeking a counsellor, you are unique! I do not adopt a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to therapy for this reason.

If we feel that you would be better seeing someone else, then I can refer you to another local therapist who I feel would be a good match.

My aim is to work collaboratively with you, to help you better understand the current/past issues of concern and their impact upon your happiness and relationships. I will provide emotional support and give you freedom to align you with your authentic self.

I am happy if you wanted to call me and have a discussion about how I work and how I might be able to support you.

I am also a Therapy group facilitator - if your interested in joining a group please do make contact.

I also offer threapy services to young people aged 13+

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My professional training was at the world renowned Minster centre which is a leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling training institute based in Queens Park, London.

I receive professional supervision on all aspects of my practice. In addition, I am an active member of Oxfordshire Therapy and Self-Development Centres (OTS). I also have an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service).

If you want more infromation on my training or experience feel free to email or call me.

What is Integrative Counselling?

Integrative Counselling is less of a technique and more of a philosophy or approach. The English Oxford Dictionary defines Integrative as being: “Combining two or more things to form an effective unit or system.” Integrative Counsellors, therefore, have a holistic view of the person, seeing them as comprised of many parts that form their system. So my interest, as a counsellor, is in all the different aspects of your ‘self’: your feelings, thoughts, physical body and that indefinable part of ourselves we refer to as soul or spirit. I am also interested in how all those different aspects of your 'self' interact with the other people in your life, both past and present.

Integrative Counselling could, therefore, be described as an exploration, a journey, around your ‘self’.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loneliness is a huge issue across society. I would be happy to meet people who want to explore how they can reach out and connect with others in a meaningful way.

I also offer home visits for young people who are looking for intensive long term support. Support packages can be discussed further upon request.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I operate a sliding scale depending on personal circumstances of £60 – £80 per 50 minute session.

Sessions are weekly, and usually on the same day and at the same time each week, although if this does not work for you then we can discuss other patterns of meeting.

When I work

Limited availability - please call or email to discuss further.

Further information

I only have limited availability - please email or call to explore further

Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11

Milton Park, OX14 4RY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations