In this strange and uncertain time of COVID-19, I can offer online or telephone counselling. We can discuss meeting in person if you would like to in the future and when it becomes safe to do so. Please stay safe. Warm wishes everyone!
Sometimes feelings can be overwhelming 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. I am available Fridays and Saturdays and I may have other times available on request.
I can support you gain insight into your experiences and how they have shaped you as you are now. Together we can explore your ways of being with others, your relationships and how you carry your feelings. Sometimes you might need to protect the unsaid, or perhaps you might need other ways to express your feelings, when there are no words or when you need something different to words.
Major changes in your life may have created a loss of the person you once were. Perhaps you feel that you lack purpose, that everything is hopeless 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. This can bring anxiety, sadness, loneliness, or maybe numbness and an absence of feelings.
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. I am experiencing how journeys can move through challenge, pain and hope.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology, Dip. Counselling
Qualified Humanistic Integrative counsellor - Gestalt, Person Centred, Transactional Analysis
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 with mental health needs. Most of my previous work has been with people who have diagnosed or mental health conditions or who are suffering in the mental health/wellbeing, to supporting family members of people who struggle with their mental health. This included depression, anxiety, complex needs or psychosis. I have often worked together with family units on roles, dynamics and communication. I am also trained to deliver courses in mental health to family members and other professionals.
I am often moved by people’s personal stories and how mental health has featured within cultures and generations, from what is unsaid, to ways of coping and what we now know and recognise as stigma surrounding mental health. I often find that recovery is about supporting people to belong and have meaningful connections with others, to discover who they are now and identify their strengths, both to build on and to find.
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
My fees are £45 per 50 minute session
I am available at the Banbury Therapy Centre on Mondays 9-1pm and Fridays 1-5pm
Other times may be available on request.