I offer short, medium-term individual and long-term psychodynamic counselling at the Natural Health Centre in Abingdon.
If you wish to contact me by phone or e-mail, I would be pleased to answer any questions that you may have about counselling and how we may work together to your benefit.
Each face to face therapy session will be 50 minutes in duration at the same time each week.
These sessions are £50 each. Concessions can be considered.
Within the sessions we can explore your past and present difficulties and what your hopes are for the future. The first sessions are valuable for outlining your issues and expectations and to help you to set your agenda, aims and review points. We can also decide how to pace the sessions and how many sessions you might require.
I have worked in mental health care over for over 30 years and have experience in providing a safe and confidential therapeutic relationship that offers a balance of support and challenge. It is the relationship that is at the heart of the healing process as it facilitates and enables personal development towards positive change.
Whilst focusing on your unique issues we may also seek meaning in past or present circumstances to shed light on their origins or processes. Central to this will be learning about yourself and exploring your options for change, to the benefit of your emotional well-being and relationships in the future.
The issues that we can work through include; anxiety, including generalised anxiety and panic, OCD, depression, anger, bereavement and loss, issues with relationships and complex mental health difficulties.
I work using a psychodynamic model and incorporate elements from other approaches including; CBT, Person-Centred therapy, Mindfulness and Existential therapy. These approaches provide a framework for a personalised approach which is calm, compassionate and mindful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice in 1993 and undertook my own therapy for several years as part of this training.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I abide by their codes of ethics and practice. This includes a commitment to continued learning towards further accreditation and regular supervision for my therapeutic work.
I have current Professional Civil Liability Insurance and DBS certification.
With experience as a Registered Mental Health Nurse for over 30 years, I have worked latterly as a Clinical Manager and a Specialist Liaison Nurse.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions are £50 each.
Concessions can be considered.
Concessions offered for
The Natural Health Centre in Abingdon is easy to reach and has good parking. It is situated in Coxeter House in the Centre of Abingdon and has free parking is available.