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Psychotherapist/Counsellor, PNCPS (Acc.)
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety, unhappiness, low self-esteem or relationship difficulties?

I provide a safe, supportive and empathetic space where you can think about yourself and whatever's bothering you. I will share my insights and reflections to help you understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life. Therapy will always follow the pace you’re comfortable with, giving you time and space to reflect on your situation and consider the best way forward.

I've experienced the huge benefits of counselling many times - both myself and as a psychotherapist. I'm extremely passionate about mental health and love giving people the support they need to find self-acceptance and live a happier life. 

Whether you've just encountered a problem or have been struggling for a long time, it can take a lot of courage to seek help - but it's likely to be one of the best things you've ever done. Contact me for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out more about counselling and consider whether it's right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Award in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Qualified in Rewind Trauma Therapy
  • British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) Registered Practitioner
  • Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Walk and Talk Therapy trained
  • Qualified Mental Health First Aider

I'm trained in a variety of different counselling styles and tailor my approach according to each client's individual needs. I mainly draw on psychodynamic psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), balancing tools to help people manage current problems with exploring the deeper roots/causes underneath.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Standard session fee is £80 (50 minutes), however please get in touch even if your budget is lower, as I'm sometimes able to offer discounted places.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Fully insured, DBS-checked & safeguarding trained.

Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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