I offer short, medium-term individual and long-term psychodynamic counselling at the Natural Health Centre in Abingdon and at the Iffley Turn Practice in Oxford
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 therapy session will be 50 minutes in duration at the same time each week, I work in Oxford on Mondays and Abingdon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual sessions are £50 each.
Concessions can be considered.
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.
The Iffley Turn Practice has some on street parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The Abingdon Natural Health Centre is accessible with a wheelchair.
I work in Oxford on Mondays and in Abingdon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Types of client