I've been a professional Counsellor for almost 20 years. Until March 2020, I worked in a GP surgery as a Private Counsellor and as Practice Counsellor. Since then I've been working from home, providing therapy online and on the telephone. The times we live in have had a devastating impact on many people's emotional health.
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons and with a range of problems. My job is to unpick, with them, whatever is going on and to help them to see a way forward or "out of it". Clients present with symptoms - stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness, grief, anger, family and relationship difficulties, work problems etc. - and I offer a confidential space where they can talk freely.
Sometimes this is enough to improve things but sometimes it's helpful to look back to get an understanding of how they got to this point and how they can avoid going back again.
I offer strategies that enable clients to make changes, regain control and autonomy and to find ways to make life easier, more bearable. I encourage clients to be curious about themselves and compassionate to themselves.
I acknowledge that coming to talk to a professional may be excruciating for some people and it will be a last resort. But the evidence shows that talking therapy may be as helpful as medication in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss how I might be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Couns., Registered Member MBACP
Private Counselling clinic in a GP surgery
OPCC Victims First - Counselling victims of crime
Causeway Centre Bicester - Mental Health Development worker supporting people with a range of enduring mental health problems
CBT Facilitator of Groups for Anxiety, Depression, Assertiveness and Self Esteem
Group Facilitator, HMP Bullingdon - facilitating groups for prisoners with mental health problems
Counsellor & Group Facilitator, Bicester Children's Centres - providing 1:1 counselling to parents and facilitating groups
BounceBack Group facilitator - programme for parents and children
OUT (Oxfordshire User Team) - Substance Misuse Counsellor
Strengthening Families - innovative groupwork in collaboration with Oxford Brookes
Early Intervention Service - facilitating groups for vulnerable young women at Bicester Community College
Open University - inclusion in the Open University/BBC brochure that accompanied the TV series "Working to save lives - a day in the life of a healthcare professional"
Oxfordshire DAAT - Needs Assessment for Oxfordshire DAAT for family support in Bicester
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
£45.00 per session
Individuals - £45 per 50 minute session
Couples - £55 per 50 minute session
Initial telephone enquiries are welcome and without obligation.
Fee is payable by cash, cheque or BACS on the day
Cancelled sessions - unless 24 hours are given, the sessional fee will apply.
As I'm now working from home, on the phone and online, appointments are flexible and can be arranged to suit individual requirements.
I offer after work appointments as standard.
If you need my help, or if you're not sure whether counselling is for you, or you want to find out a bit more, please feel free to give me a call. There's no obligation to proceed any further.
Alternatively, you may prefer to send me a text or an email - whichever is more comfortable for you.
Best Wishes, June