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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues around mixed-heritage
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session
Initial 30 minute session: free
Online session: £50.00
In-person session: £60.00
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.