Friends Meeting House
43 St. Giles
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.
My counselling experience covers a wide range of ages from adolescents to adults and older people. I have worked with people with many different issues including dyslexia, bereavement, mental health issues, depression, anxiety, long-term illness, stress, trauma, relationship issues and many more. I have a particular interest in the challenges from life events including, relationship break up, moving out of home and the menopause etc.
Alongside my private practices, I am a counsellor within the NHS. I am also an approved counsellor for Victims First Service, funded by Thames Valley Police
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 on Thursday evening in Oxford City Centre
The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost between £45-£55 I do offer some concessions for people unable to pay this
Telephone or email me in strictest confidence to arrange the first session. The first session will enable us see how we feel about working together and enable you to decide whether you want to continue working with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have counselled in various organisations including private practice, 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
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
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
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The sessions are for 50 minutes and cost between £45-£55. I can offer a reduced rate for people unable to pay this
Some concessions available
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 Risinghurst and Oxford city. Contact me in strictest confidence to arrange a free no-obligation first meeting.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|