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Need help? Are you struggling with anxiety, separation or divorce, family issues, sexual abuse or a bereavement? Do you feel confused, anxious, worried,unable to cope, or just not sure what to do? Talking things through with an experienced, non-judgemental counsellor in a confidential environment may find you a way forward.
As an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist I work in a tranquil, relaxing setting only 10-15 minutes drive from Oxford, and conveniently located within easy reach of Headington, Kidlington and Bicester.
I work with adults of all ages, presenting with a range of issues including bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety, family issues, relationship problems, Sexual abuse, separation and divorce, and depression. My training is in the Person Centred Approach, but I also draw on integrative skills, tailoring my techniques and approach to be the most appropriate and beneficial to the individual client.
I offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, with the flexibility of day or evening appointments which are 1 hour in duration.
I also offer couples counselling, appointments are also 1 hour in duration.
As a registered member of BACP and working within the BACP ethical framework, I am fully committed to my own continual professional development,by regularly undertaking additional training courses to enhance my therapeutic work, to help clients bring about a positive change in their lives. I am also a qualified supervisor, and supervise other counsellors and therapists.
My positive supportive attitude communicates understanding, trust and acceptance to the client who is encouraged to see themselves in a more balanced and accepting way.This will allow the chance to change how you feel about life, find resolutions to the conflicts and difficulties you experience and make positive choices about your future.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Applied Biology (Hons)
Member of BACP, registration number 075082
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (National counselling society, accredited)
RCN accredited learning certificate of attendance/completion, Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
Understanding the complexities of sexual abuse (NCS)
Cruse trained Bereavement Counsellor (accredited)
Ascentis foundation course, level 2 in bereavement counselling.
Approved counsellor for Victims First, Thames Valley Police, supporting victims of crime
Aside from my private practice, where I see clients with a range of issues from stress, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties etc. I work for cruse as a bereavement counsellor where I am also a qualified supervisor.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
specialist counsellor in Bereavement and loss
Specialist counsellor in sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My first appointment will be at a reduced fee of £40
thereafter each hourly session will be at £60
Couples counselling, the first appointment is £50 thereafter each hourly session is £80
Online Counselling available via, Skype, Face Time, or Whats App Video. The rates are £40 for the first session and £60 for subsequent sessions.
Telephone counselling, I can call your landline or Mobile. The rates are £40 for the first session and £60 for subsequent sessions.
I also offer concessions to students, unemployed, the elderly and trainee counsellors.
When I work
weekdays including evenings, and also Saturday mornings.
Due to the current Corona Virus situation I am only offering limited face to face appointments ( I have been fully vaccinated ), but am also working remotely, so I can offer sessions by Video link, through Zoom,Skype, Face time, Whats App video or by phone call.
Appointments are offered at my office on weekdays, including evenings, and Saturday mornings.
My office is situated only 10-15 minutes drive from Oxford, within easy reach of Kidlington and Bicester and Headington. There is plenty of parking space available, with easy acces