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About me

Being human necessitates experiencing life challenges and change such as birth, death, redundancy, family issues, depression, separation, sexual issues and illness.

Counselling creates a space for you to talk about your unique circumstances and what might be worrying or challenging for you.

Working with a counsellor can also create opportunities for self-exploration and development which may not have previously been available to you.

I offer brief, short or long-term therapy, according to your need.

My practice is close to free parking and public transport. It is within reach of Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford, Newbury and surrounding villages.

Arranging an initial session allows you to see how therapy feels and gives you a sense of how we work together. Contact me by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a Certificate and Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I have worked with clients from different backgrounds on a range of issues, in private practice, counselling service and educational settings.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP, I abide by a code of ethics and good practice.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menopause

Mid-life crisis

Identity

Fees

£50.00 per session

When I work

Appointments available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Therapy room is accessed via steps

Additional languages

None