I have resumed face-to-face sessions in my Oxford office and also offer online sessions.
I offer you a warm, safe and confidential space to explore issues that may be causing you difficulty in your life. Through counselling, I can support you to face what feels difficult. Together we will work to ease your distress.
You do not need to have a specific issue for which you are seeking help. Many people seek out counselling as a means of dealing with unhelpful or difficult feelings, such as overwhelming anxiety, stress, sadness, or because they are feeling stuck in a way of thinking or being.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, integrative, humanistic, psychotherapeutic counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BA (Hons.) degree in Psychology. As a humanistic counsellor, I strongly believe in every person's right to determine their own lives and believe counselling can support you to achieve that.
I draw on my integrative training in Person-centred counselling, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis in my counselling approach. This means that an exploration of your unique experience of the world lies at the heart of the work we will do together.
I have worked with a diverse range of clients in different settings, including voluntary sector organisations. I also have a deep interest in how the personal and cultural interact to create our experiences of the world that led to my completing a Masters in Social Anthropology from Oxford University.
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
£50.00 per session
My fees are £50 per session. A session lasts for 50 minutes.
I am available on weekdays. Please contact me to enquire about a convenient appointment time.
Our first session will be different to our subsequent sessions. It will involve exploring together what is bringing you to counselling as well as getting some information about your current situation. For example, I may ask you about your current job, relationships, family history, health concerns.
It will give you the opportunity to decide if you would like to work with me. It is useful for you to ask yourself whether you would feel you could talk to me, how comfortable you feel with me, how safe you feel talking to me.