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About me

My therapy sessions can help you think about your life. You may have lived through negative, possibly traumatic experiences, which have left you fearful, anxious or depressed. For example, the way you respond to people or situations in the 'here and now', is often connected with your past.

Talking through your issues with a therapist can provide the space to think about what you might like to do differently and this opens up the possibility of change. Understanding the origins of your difficulties can positively influence the way you view yourself and your life. It may help to look at your current coping strategies and see if they could be altered or given up, allowing space for new ways of interacting.

I trained as a psychodynamic therapist at the University of Oxford. I work with emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, unresolved childhood experiences, identity issues (i.e. cultural, mixed-heritage, sexuality), work-related problems, different types of trauma, and issues related to ASD.

As well as the traditional 'talking' therapy, I offer energy psychotherapy, a mind-body approach which uses various techniques involving acupoints, energy centres (chakras) and working with the breath. These methods have proved effective in clearing the symptoms associated with trauma (hypervigilance, acute anxiety, flashbacks, avoidance of 'triggering' situations), and can help to reduce many types of distress.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have spent several years working at the Oxford University Counselling Service working with students (UK & international) on a range of academic and personal issues.

I also work in an Oxford based trauma-focused service and see adults of all ages, from various backgrounds.

My training as a psychodynamic therapist took place at the University of Oxford. I was awarded:

  • Masters in Psychodynamic Practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

I have also trained as an energy psychotherapist and have been awarded:

  • Foundation Course in Energy  Psychotherapy

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Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues around mixed-heritage


From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

Initial 30 minute session: free

Online session: £50.00

In-person session: £60.00

When I work

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No available counselling sessions at the moment

Further information

I have completed the work necessary for my 'Diploma in Energy Psychotherapy' and am awaiting the certificate (June 2021)

Due to the risks associated with contracting 'covid', and in the interests of client safety, I will be working online for the time being.

2A South Parade, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7JL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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