I have over ten years experience working with young people, adults and couples on a face to face basis
I aim to provide a calm and therapeutic space to reflect on any difficult feelings or issues. I offer short and longterm counselling to help you explore what is going on for you and and to help you work towards making changes in your life that you want.
It gives you the opportunity to speak and be heard without judgement or interruption.
Experience in a range of issues:
Anxiety, depression, personal and work stress, abuse, anger, relationship difficulties, bullying, family issues, low self esteem, sexuality, separation and divorce, eating disorders and more.
What I can offer
With extensive counselling experience I am 10 minutes from Oxford city centre accessible by car or bus. Providing a safe and peaceful environment to explore you're feelings. Although my working-model is based on a psychodynamic approach, I believe in adapting the therapy and reshaping my style to best suit the needs of each individual.
I actively use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) if requested. It is a very popular and successful technique that examines day to day thoughts and behaviours to see how they impact on feelings, with the intention of breaking negative patterns and learning more positive coping techniques.
After an initial assessment we can work together to find resolutions and coping strategies, whether you are dealing with a complex problem or just looking to develop yourself. You may only need a few sessions, to relieve your mind from modern day stresses or perhaps you have more deep rooted issues that need to be worked on over time; either way I can provide a counselling programme that works for you.
If visiting me in my therapy room is challenging for you, Telephone Counselling is also an option. We will initially talk through your concerns and how counselling can help you. It is important to have a private space where you will be uninterrupted for these sessions.
i am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP). DBS checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Couples Counselling
Certificate in Coaching skills
Certificate in Mentoring skills
Registration on the Proficiency Register for the BACP
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Brief Solution Focus Therapy (BSFT)
Child Sexual Exploitation
Safeguarding Children and Adolescents
OSARC Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crises
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Day, Evening and Saturday appointments available