In a safe and confidential therapeutic relationship, and at your pace, I work with you with the aim to help understand the more hidden meanings of distressing feelings or states of mind which may be painful, frightening or confusing. The meanings may become clearer through exploration of your thoughts, feelings, family history, dreams, and our therapeutic relationship. When meaning is more clearly understood, this helps to bring relief, healing, and lasting change.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, accredited by the UKCP, BPC, and a member of the BACP, with ten years' experience in the voluntary sector and the NHS, and six years in private practice. I have worked with people who have experienced difficulties in their relationships; feelings of anxiety; depression; deep unhappiness; overwhelming anger or fear; the pain of bereavement; or who have suffered physical, emotional or sexual abuse in childhood. I have also worked with people who have felt at the mercy of seemingly inexplicable behaviours, such as compulsive repetitive rituals, or panic attacks.
- Qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, accredited by the UKCP and BPC, and a member of the BACP.
- In private practice since 2013.
- Honorary psychotherapist, NHS Warneford Hospital, Oxford, 2008 - 2014.
- Psychodynamic counsellor, The Listening Centre, Oxford, 2004-2007.
- Counsellor, Cruse Bereavement Care, 1995-2001.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, WPF Therapy (formerly Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
Cruse Bereavement Care counsellor
Parenting Support Practitioner, Level Three qualification, Oxfordshire County Council
BA, Primary Education
Diploma in Communications
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 a session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evening sessions available.
Types of client