You might be seeking therapy for a number of different reasons. Perhaps you’re finding the world a very uncertain place right now and are feeling overwhelmed. You might want to talk to someone who won’t judge you. Or you might find yourself in a crisis which seems difficult to move on from. Perhaps you are looking for a space to have time to reflect on where you have got to in life and provide fresh impetus for personal growth and a possible change of direction. Or maybe you are wanting the opportunity to make sense of past experiences which might hinder you now.
If you find yourself distressed, confused, seeking a change in direction or simply wanting someone to talk to, I can help. My personal experience of therapy has shown me that struggles can be a catalyst for change and personal growth.
By building a trusting relationship with you and a safe space in which you can talk openly, without judgment, together we can explore the things that are troubling you and what you seek; how your life has been and how you would like it to be now.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor where I draw on a number of different approaches that relate to different aspects of you; emotional, spiritual, relational, physical. I choose the ones that are best suited to you and your needs. I offer short term work or open ended depending on your requirements.
Currently I offer on-line and phone therapy so am able to work with you, wherever you are located. When the current crisis is over I will resume offering face to face sessions. I live and work on a farm in the countryside in Oxfordshire. I believe our environment can have a significant impact on our wellbeing. My practice room is light and spacious, overlooking a garden, fields and trees beyond. Being so closely connected to nature offers a peacefulness and groundedness which you are welcome to share.
You can contact me initially either by phone or by email. I will get back to you and suggest a time when we can have meet - either on-line or on the phone - to talk about what it is you would like to get out of counselling and see if you think I am the right person for you. This initial session will last for 50 minutes and is free.
If we decide to work together we will then find a time that suits us both for us to meet each week; currently either on-line or phone, but with the option to meet face-to-face in due course, if that works for you. I charge £50 per session; each session lasts 50 minutes.
My clients come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of issues that are troubling them and that they wish to explore. I have spent a large part of my working life in Africa, developing educational media for rural audiences. A vital part of this work has been to listen to people, however different their backgrounds and experiences are from my own, and communicate in an empathetic and non-judgemental way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Cambridge University
- MA London University
- Diploma in Counselling, Minster Centre
- Accredited Member of BACP
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session