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At times life can feel very stressful and we find ourselves struggling to cope. Taking the first steps in contacting a counsellor can feel daunting and I’m guessing if you are reading this you are thinking about counselling. Finding a counsellor that you feel understands and connects with you is a positive step; I believe it is the quality of the relationship created between client and counsellor that is the key to a successful outcome, so finding the right counsellor for you is important.
How can counselling help you?
Counselling allows you to talk freely about any issues and concerns from the past, present and also any concerns for the future that may be troubling you. It supports you in working out things in your own way that will allow changes to develop.
How can I help you?
Working with clients who experience Relationship Issues, Grief, Anxiety, and Depression, are just a few situations where as a counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential and calm space for you to talk and be listened to in a non-judgemental way. I provide a listening ear to help you develop a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation as you see it.
How I work.
I work in an integrative way that combines different therapeutic approaches to fit individual needs. By working together it enables the development of a stronger, healthier sense of self, as well as understanding feelings and emotions.
I have experience of counselling young adults in a college environment and as a volunteer counsellor for a local organisation working with adult victims of abuse. I have a special interest in relationship issues and those living with Dementia.
I am based in Deddington, near Banbury and Bicester Oxfordshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Guideposts Trust Dementia Care Workshops: Normal Ageing and Dementia, Person Centred Care, Communication and Dementia
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I adhere to the BACP ethical framework, which promotes safe, effective counselling.
I am committed to ongoing training, supervision and my own personal development.
I have Professional Liability Insurance.
I am DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service).
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45 per 50 minute counselling session.
To help you decide if counselling will be helpful and something you would like to pursue, I offer a no obligation exploratory 15 minute telephone consultation.
If you have any questions or want to have an initial discussion please contact me.