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(MBACP)

About me

Welcome, how can I help? Maybe it’s a need to share a trouble or worry from daily life, deal with stress, anxiety, trauma or even consider anger management for example. Maybe it’s a case of just making sense of who you are or what you need from a deeper place within your being.

I offer a calm, safe and confidential space to explore and unfold your life experiences and relationships, seeing you as a unique individual with meaning, purpose and potential. We can explore the possibilities, goals and aspirations as well as everyday struggles, blocks, defences and difficult feelings and emotions which, may be part of you.

Often counselling and therapy is sought at a crisis point in life or when times present themselves as confused uncertain or just difficult. I would be happy to have a conversation with you to initially explore whether we could work together and if I can offer the support and help your looking for. This might be on a short or longer term basis.

I currently work with individual people, aged 16+, either by telephone, remote video platforms such as “Zoom” and face to face (subject to Covid-19 government and BACP guidelines), or a combination of depending upon need.  I also offer walk and talk therapy starting at my home location.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and therapist registered as a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), having trained and graduated from the Psychosynthesis Trust in London and undertaken further study  with Babette Rothchild, an author, teacher and trainer specialising in the field of trauma and PTSD since the early 1990's.  I am also undertaking a foundation course with the Institute of Group Analysis based in Oxford.

I have a private practice, working from Chilton in South Oxon, with Didcot, Wantage and Wallingford clustered within a 20 minute car journey time.

In addition with a co trainer, I have set up a training company "Mercure Counselling and Training Alliance Cic" offering a certificate in counselling with the potential to progress to a full diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (level 5).  For more information please see us at: www.mercurealliance.co.uk.  

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

Fees

From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees are £45 to £50 per 50 minute session based upon personal circumstances and disposable income...concessions available please enquire.

BACS transfer, cash or cheques in advance monthly or weekly before or at the beginning of each session.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please check for evening sessions as these booked quickly.

Further information

Subject to Government and BACP guidelines for face to face counselling, the services I will offer may change. Please ask when making your enquiry and I will accommodate as best I am able.

94 Chilton Field Way, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0SZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair access only available at the Wantage Training and Counselling centre site

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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