I specialise in marriage and relationship counselling - my training and experience gained over 17 years with the Marriage Guidance Charity, Relate and also in private practice.
Couples get caught in a negative cycle of conversations and behaviours that evolve over time and are difficult to resolve – there are sometimes just too many layers to work through or the emotional risk is too great. The relationship may become distressed or “stuck”. Each of you may long for closeness and understanding; you try to communicate but...
• your relationship is “distant” and you cannot reach each other?
• you avoid conversations about difficult subjects to prevent arguments?
• your arguments seem to go around in a cycle that goes nowhere?
• conflict and arguments leave you feeling hurt, angry, resentful and very alone in the relationship?
• you feel unhappy because you are not understood or cared about?
• you’ve been hurt in the past and unable to forgive – an affair maybe?
Is this familiar?
I offer marriage and relationship counselling to couples and individuals. My aim is to explore the issues and support you both to emerge from your current difficulties to a place where you can rebuild trust, re-discover mutual needs, gain understanding and build a physically and emotionally stronger relationship. Please visit my website page, "What Clients have said".
On a personal level, one could say I’ve had the “experience of life” where the many challenges I’ve faced have shaped and developed me. I have enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in adult education, training and careers advice sector - the decision to train as a counsellor was led by personal experiences and a wish to make a difference to others who are seeking change. I hope my knowledge, experience and training will be helpful to you.
I’m an accredited member of the NCS Professional Standards Authority Register and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice within their Code of Ethics. I’m also a member of the International Centre of Excellence Emotional Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). I hold a full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.
My practice room is on the Business Park South, Oxford OX4 where you will find a warm and safe space in my therapy room to explore what is happening for you right now. It will be a place where you are not judged but are valued, listened to and understood. Your confidentiality will be respected
Finding a counsellor or therapist that you feel comfortable with is very important. If you would prefer to discuss your situation informally or you want to find out whether we can work together, please do ring me. You are under no obligation to book an appointment. My mobile No is: 07827224682 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flexible day and evening appointments are available – face to face and video conferencing platforms.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (Dist) Counselling – Goldsmiths College, University College London
BA (Hons) Post Compulsory Education – Brookes University, Oxford
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist - International Centre of Excellence Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling Theory & Practice – Relate
Certificate in Counselling Theory & Practice - CSCT
CPD is essential to my work and personal development and I regularly attend workshops and training to enhance my knowledge and inform my practice.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial Consultation (55mins): Oxford: £60.00
Ongoing Sessions: (55mins): Oxford: £65.00
Covid-19 crisis: Reduced rate for Keyworkers
Daytime and Evenings
17 years experience as a Relate therapist working with couples and individuals.
I’m an accredited member of the NCS Professional Standards Authority Register and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice within their Code of Ethics for Counselling.
I hold a full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.
- Accredited MNCS
- Registered Member BACP
- Member International Centre of Excellence, EFT (ICEEFT)