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L.LB (Hons), PG Dip Psych (Oxon), MBACP

About me

I have many years of experience of working with people who have turned to me during a crisis. I am fully qualified a therapist who will take great interest in you and will want to hear about all aspects of your life and how your personal difficulties are getting in the way. I have an innate ability to put people at ease even when they are having the worst time in their life.

Psychodynamic therapy

I underwent a rigorous training which focused on investigating the possible root causes of psychological problems such as anxiety or depression. When thinking together about why you feel the way you do about certain events or people in your life, we might make links from the past which helps make sense of what is happening in your life now. It is by gaining this greater understanding that you can begin to make real choices in your life that could make the difference between existing day-today, and living a more fulfilling life.

Free advice on finding the right therapist for you

My way of working isn't right for everyone which is why I offer a free initial session. This will give us an opportunity to get to know each other a bit so you can decide whether you want to start having regular weekly therapy sessions with me, or whether you need to find someone with a different approach. It is important that we both feel that we can work well together, so I will offer advice on different types of therapy you might consider. If you do decide to take things forward with me, we can meet for a minimum of six weekly sessions to focus on a particular problem, or you may want longer if, for example, trusting people is something you find takes a bit more time. I also offer therapy outdoors.

I am happy deal with initial enquiries by email or phone, whichever is best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

L.LB (Hons) and Diploma Legal Practice (College of Law, London)

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Oxford University).

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice (Masters programme) Oxford University.

I am currently undertaking an Infant Observation with The British Psychotherapy Foundation.

Experience:

I undertook a training placement at The Riverside Counselling Service, Oxford where I worked with mostly with young adults.  I have also undertaken BACP accredited competency training for under 18's.

I have experience of working with adults who have a range of diagnoses.  I also have experience of working with people with addictions and eating disorders, people who have difficulties with relationships at work and in social settings, as well as people who simply feel lost, depressed and/or suicidal.

I have many years of experience of working with people who have experienced traumatic events such as sexual abuse, coercive control and violence yet I truly believe that my qualifications and experience are less important than the innate qualities of a therapist to engage with patients in this unique and rewarding work.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Walking therapy.

Photos & videos

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

When I work

I have vacancies from time to time.

Further information

I have consulting rooms at Shipston, Abingdon and Middle Aston. My therapy rooms at Middle Aston are set in beautiful private grounds where you will feel able to relax undisturbed. There is ample parking at all locations.

Shipston Therapy Centre, 14 Market Place, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AG

Middle Aston House, Middle Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5PT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Shipston premises have wheelchair access. Wheelchair access is available at Middle Aston Hotel.

Online platforms

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