There are many reasons why people choose to come to counselling. Whatever the difficulties you are facing it can be helpful to talk to someone outside of your daily life. I believe passionately that people have the ability to grow and change, no matter how difficult their situation may seem.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I can use different therapeutic approaches to tailor the counselling to suit your individual needs.
You may be considering counselling for current or past experiences, to change old patterns or know that life just does not feel right. I have worked with people with many different issues including dyslexia, depression, anxiety, long-term illness, stress, trauma, relationship conflict and life changes such as, the menopause or redundancy. The challenges we face from past or current life events can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, fear or low self worth
The first step is an initial session where we can explore what you are wanting from therapy and whether we both feel that what I can offer is relevant at this time for you. We may then agree to work for a short period of time or a longer period of time to explore issues in depth.
The counselling takes place in an empathetic, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time. This is either at my home in Headington/Risinghurst or in Oxford City Centre
The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £55 I do offer some concessions for people unable to pay this
Telephone or email me in strictest confidence to arrange the first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have counselled in various organisations other than private practice, including a Further Education Collage and The Listening Centre based in Blackbird Leys. This has led me to work with clients from adolescents to adults and older people. This work has covered many different issues including bereavement, mental health issues, depression, anxiety, long-term illness, stress, trauma, relationship issues and many more. I’m also able to draw on my extensive experience of working in healthcare.Currently am a counsellor within the NHS
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Post Grad Dip in Psychodynamic Therapy
- Mindfulness, Oxford Mindfulness Centre
- Registered Nurse
- MSc in Advanced Health Care Practice
Study days include:
Fundamentals of Dyslexia Awareness: Therapeutic mentoring in addressing the emotional repercussions of dyslexia,
The psychological impact of the Menopause
Working with people who self harm
Safeguarding vulnerable people and children
Working with diversity and cultural issues
I hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I'm particularly interested in dyslexia and exploring the impact that dyslexia has on people as adults in the world.
Also the impact of life stages on women such as the menopause
Watch this space for up and coming support group/workshops on the Menopause
The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £55. I offer some places at a reduced rate for people unable to pay this
I hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate
I am a Registered MBACP (member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.
I am also a Registered Nurse with the NMC (Nurse and Midwifery Council)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for daytime and evening sessions at my counselling rooms in Headington/Risinghurst and Oxford City. Contact me in strictest confidence to arrange a first session or phonecall.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|