There are many reasons why people choose to come to therapy. 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 therapist which means that I can use different therapeutic approaches to tailor the counselling to suit your individual needs.
You may be considering therapy 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.
Over recent years I have developed an awareness of mind/body connection and the impact of any disconnection can have on our mental and physical health. Recognising the need to take moments to connect with our breath and the natural world around us. I’m currently studying for a Certificate in Embodied practice
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. Currently, this is online for your own safely. If you are unsure about online therapy we can have a FREE 15min session to see how it feels for you.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time. Usually, this is either at my home in Headington/Risinghurst or in Oxford City Centre. I also work with Victims First providing therapy to people affected by crime. This can be historic or recently. You do not need have reported the crime to the police. Here is the link: https://www.victims-first.org.uk/what-we-do/what-is-victims-first/
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
- TA 101(Transactional Analysis) certificate
- 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 am currently offering online therapy for your safety. I offer a free 15min session to see how it feels for you. I am available for daytime and evening sessions.
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)