I am a National Counselling Society Accredited Counsellor offering short and long term counselling to support people to make the changes they want in their lives. All sessions are currently held online. I will return to face to face counselling when the Government deems safe to do so. If you would like to secure a slot for the future, please get in touch (estimate September 2020).
How can counselling help?
I offer a warm, non judgmental, empathic approach. Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Having problems with your relationships? Experiencing a difficult time in your life such as separation, divorce, redundancy or struggling with negative thoughts about yourself? We can work together, at your own pace to think about how you can deal with the issues you are facing in a different way and help you to understand what is happening, why it is happening and the changes you could make. I work primarily using transactional analysis which is one of the most accessible types of counselling, offering a space to promote personal growth and change. You can read more about transactional analysis here: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/transactional-analysis.html.
I have over ten years experience in a range of areas. My background is working in mental health settings. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, stress, low self-esteem, separation and divorce, behavioural problems, relationship difficulties, employment issues, family issues and transitions including military personnel.
What happens next?
I welcome you to contact me via email or phone/ text. Following a short telephone discussion, we can book an initial session, this allows us to discuss in a little more detail what you hope to gain from counselling and helps to clarify whether you feel I'm the right counsellor for you - vital for building a trusting relationship. If we decide to work together we will then find a convenient slot to begin (this doesn't have to be the same time or day each week).
There is no commitment or obligation to continue past the first session if you don’t wish to. If we both find that the session was helpful we will arrange to meet weekly until our work is done (or done enough to end counselling).
You are welcome to call between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm on weekdays. I may not always be able to answer as I may be with other clients, but do leave an answerphone message and I will return your call as soon as I'm able.
Emails are welcome at any time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Transactional Analyst in the counselling field (European Association of Transactional Analysts) and an Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
I adhere to the NCS ethical framework and attend regular supervision to support my work.
I am also trained in the Rewind technique for treating PTSD and trauma. Part of my commitment to this technique is that I work with veterans for free. You can read more about this technique here: http://www.iartt.com/the-rewind/
I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a CTA(C), a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, a Certificate in Couples Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
- National Counselling Society (NCS)
- European Association of Transactional Analysts (EATA)
- International Association of Transactional Analysts (ITAA)
- International Association of Relational Transactional Analysts (IARTA)
Continuing Professional Development
Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (80 hrs)
Working with Anxious Clients
PG Certificate in working with Couples
PG Certificate in working with Children and Young People
Using mindfulness with clients
Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Children and Adolescents
Counselling in Military Settings
Safeguarding Children and Adolescents
Child Sexual Exploitation
Working with Addiction
Clinical Risk Training
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday-Thursday: daytime / evening:
Individual counselling sessions are £50 per 50 minute session.
Rewind Technique for veterans - free sessions (max 2-3 sessions required).
Sessions are conducted on WhatsApp video, Zoom or telephone.
I offer a free initial 15 minute phone consultation.
Payment is accepted by bank transfer and will be requested upfront prior to each session.
Please note I require 24 hours notice for cancellations. Missed appointments will be charged for at the full rate.
Concessions offered for
Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus all sessions are now held online on either WhatsApp video or Zoom platform. I also offer telephone counselling.
I work in the village of Kennington, between Oxford & Abingdon, accessible by bus (no. 35) or car (easy access from the A34), there is free parking outside. I am also available to see clients in Abingdon town centre.