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(BACP Accredited)

About me

Existing in the world is not always easy. It can result in you feeling misunderstood by others or feeling alone, even though there are lots of people around. Sometimes it means life is a struggle and you can end up feeling stuck, unable to move forward. Perhaps something doesn't feel quite right but you're not sure what it is. Relationships can be complicated and communication difficult.  The past can keep troubling you or the future can seem anxiety-provoking or bleak. Traumatic events from the past can leave you feeling shattered and broken inside.  Do you ever find yourself repeating the same mistakes and asking 'How have I ended up here again?'.

Whether you have been given a particular diagnosis from a GP/medical practitioner or have a general sense that something in your life is not working for you, I recognise that it's not always easy to be in the world and offer Counselling and Psychotherapy as a way of exploring whatever it is that you might be struggling with.  My personal and professional experience lends itself to a strong belief in people and in the therapeutic process and what it can offer. 

I have been working therapeutically both in private practice and charitable counselling organisations since 2008.  My therapeutic work is also supported by over 12 years experience working with vulnerable adults, children, adolescents and families in the public and private sector as well as charities.  This has included working in areas such as mental health, homelessness, education, substance misuse and housing and support for complex needs teenagers and unaccompanied asylum seekers in care. In my private practice I work with adults and adult couples.

I work creatively which means there is an opportunity to work in ways that suit you. For some people, talking therapy isn't always the answer. As well as talking through issues, my work can include the use of art, music, poetry or movement, for example, as a way to explore issues, if this is supportive for you. 

Therapy can be either short-term, lasting just a few weeks, to long-term which can be for a couple of years. If you are not sure what you want, this is something we can discuss this together when we meet.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2018)
  • Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice (2016)
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009)

  • Registered Member UKCP
  • Accredited Member BACP

I abide by the following Codes of Ethics:

  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please note that during the Coronavirus Pandemic, ALL sessions will be online, using Zoom as a first preference and Skype if not.

The first session is a 50 minute consultation that allows you and I to meet and get a sense of how we might work together. The consultation charge is £50.

If we decide to continue working together, we will agree a set time and day to meet each week and also agree an ongoing weekly fee (between £60-80) for individual therapy and £70-£100 for couples. The fee is negotiable according to your financial situation. If you are a high-salary earner, there is the option to pay more and for this extra money to go towards funding low-cost places for those who cannot afford the full fee.

After this, we will meet weekly at the same time, for 50 minutes. This space will be yours each week until your therapy ends.

I also have some low-cost spaces available for people in financial difficulty. If you are interested in one of these spaces, please let me know on initial contact as these spaces are limited.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for late evening appointments as well as day-time appointments. I do not work Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Further information

As I am located in the City Centre, I am accessible by bus from all areas of Oxfordshire. There is also meter parking on Beaumont Street and St Giles.

Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2NY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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