BSc Hons, Dip. MBACP
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Experiences can be hard to hold alone and you might want to share this with someone who is trained to listen and who offers a safe and nurturing space.
I am a qualified MBACP registered counsellor and I work from Banbury Therapy Centre on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; from Abingdon Natural Health and Therapy Centre on Thursdays. I may have other times available on request. I hold sessions in person, online, over the phone and I also offer walk and talk counselling.
Changes in your life may have created a loss of the person you once were. Perhaps you feel that you lack purpose and you would like more meaning in your life. You may have conflicting feelings, or what once seemed to make sense may have become confusing. Situations may be familiar, yet uncomfortable and you may be wondering why you can’t move forward.
I can be with you as you are and how ever you bring yourself. I can support you gain insight into your experiences and how they have shaped you. Together we can explore your ways of being with others, your relationships and how you make sense. Sometimes you might need to protect the unsaid, or perhaps you might need other, more creative ways to express your feelings, when words are not enough and you need something different. I believe that we can only ever become the experts of our own experiences, so I can support you to deepen your understanding of yourself.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if this is your time to reach out and I hope I can help you. I love my client work. I am impacted deeply by the journeys clients have taken and the courage they can build to help make their lives better than before.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology, Dip. Counselling
Qualified Humanistic Integrative counsellor - Gestalt, Person Centred, Transactional Analysis.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work to the Ethical Framework, which guides me to work ethically and safely. I attend regular Clinical Supervision and I am committed to my personal and professional development, in attending further training and workshops.
I have worked for 20 years in health and social care, with older people and then with people who have struggled in their mental health and with their families. This included varied diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression and psychosis. I have worked together with family units on history, dynamics and communication and co-facilitated courses in mental health to family members and other professionals.
In my experience so far, I have learned how people want and deserve to be seen exactly as they are. I am often moved by stories of others and how mental health has featured within cultures and generations, from what is unsaid, ways we have supported ourselves and each other, to sometimes what we now know and recognise as stigma surrounding mental health. I am always learning and my clients are my greatest teachers.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
When I work
Banbury Therapy Centre: Wednesdays 5-9pm, Fridays 1-9pm and Saturdays 9-1pm.
Abingdon Natural Health and Therapy Centre: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Other times may be available on request.