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This professional is available for new clients.
Life can feel like a challenge. Do you need some support to work through issues or changes in your life?
Maybe you are feeling anxious, experiencing low self-confidence/ self esteem, or difficulties in relationships? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by recent events, a bereavement or life as a whole? Or maybe you just need some space to talk things through, to seek a different perspective. I will work with you to explore your thoughts and feelings, assisting you to develop new understanding, acceptance or change.
My counselling experience is varied, having supported adults, children and young people in a variety of settings. I have worked regularly with clients experiencing (amongst other things)
- bereavement, grief & loss, abandonment issues
- self esteem, self confidence and identity issues
- family/relationship difficulties
- domestic abuse
I have volunteered with Cruse Bereavement services and have also supported young people in primary and secondary school, as well as FE college as a school/ college based counsellor. I am an approved therapist with Anxiety UK. I also have experience working alongside the military and can offer support in this context.
How do I work?
I offer short term or long term therapy, depending on your needs. My aim is always to provide you with a calm, non-judgemental and safe space to share your thoughts and experiences, enabling the insight that you need to make any changes that will make a difference in your life.
As an integrative counsellor, I will be led by your needs and the topics you wish to work through. This may involve use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy or other humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. We may also use more creative methods to explore your thought processes when it feels appropriate.
I currently offer in-person appointments on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoon/evening, with virtual and telephone options available on Thursday evenings.
Deciding to seek a counsellor or start therapy can feel daunting. If you are feeling unsure or have questions about working together, please book a no-obligation introductory call or email me to arrange a convenient time to chat things through. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7)
Additional training in bereavement, including complex grief and suicide.
Training specific for working with children and young people.
Trained in online and telephone counselling.
CPCAB Levels 2/3 Counselling
Approved therapist with Anxiety UK
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Wednesday and Saturday are in person appts in Deddington at £50 per session.
Concessionary rate may be available, please ask if you require this.
When I work
In person availability in Deddington on Wednesdays (2.30pm - 8.30pm) and Saturday mornings (9.30-12.30). Some slots currently full.