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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 therapy 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.
I have a Certificate in Embodied practice which means I work with the mind and body, creating awareness of mind/body connection and the impact of any disconnection can have on our mental and physical health. This might be breath work, connecting the nature or moving. Different ways to become aware of our bodies responses.
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 therapy takes place in an empathetic, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment. This either online of face to face.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time. This is either in Headington or East Oxford.
The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £65
Telephone or email me in strictest confidence to arrange the first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Previously, I provided therapy in various organisations other than private practice, including a Further Education Collage and The Listening Centre based in Blackbird Leys. I've also worked as a counsellor for TalkingSpace plus within the NHS and Victims First managed by Thames Valley Police. These roles have led to working with adolescents, adults and older people. The therapy 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.
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Post Grad Dip in Psychodynamic Therapy
- Certificate in Embodied Practice
- 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
- Data protection
- Counselling outdoors
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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
£65.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £60 I offer some places at a reduced rate for people unable to pay this
I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their code of ethics.
I was also a Registered Nurse with the NMC (Nurse and Midwifery Council)