About me

Approach & Specialist Areas:

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering medium- and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, and Couples/Relationship Therapy. I have been trained in a combination of approaches including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Person-Centred.

Working in an open and transparent way, I tailor my approach to suit your specific needs. I will provide a calm and reflective environment through which we can be curious and explore whatever it is you need to bring. Working together, we can review how you live and relate to others, both now and in the past, to enable you to make sense of how you are feeling and why, and to locate and develop your natural capabilities to enable you to support yourself better. This will be your space to be listened to, accepted and heard.

I work with:

  • anxiety & depression
  • loneliness &/ emptiness
  • self-harm
  • difficulty expressing feelings; feeling numb
    relationship difficulties
  • extreme mood swings/anger/sadness
  • shame and guilt
  • lack of confidence/low self-esteem
  • identity
  • living with the effects of abuse
  • rape

Training, qualifications & experience

Background:

I have 35 years of experience of working supportively with people from all walks of life through; one-to-one Coaching, Executive Coaching, Group Facilitation of groups with conflicting objectives, Conflict Resolution, working with vulnerable children and troubled adolescents. I have successfully worked in Corporate, Educational, and Voluntary settings. I have been working privately with clients for the last five years.

Training/Qualifications:

  • CCTP: Trauma Certification
  • Diploma, Humanistic Counsellor - Metanoia Institute
  • Masters Level: Conflict Resolution & Group Facilitation (NAOS Institute)
  • A.Dip Couples and Sex Relationship Therapy

Registered Bodies:

  • MBACP
  • Member of Oxford Psychotherapy Society
  • Member of OTS

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples and Relationships.

Fees

Additional information

Individual Therapy:

I charge between £60-80 for a 50 minute session depending on your location and affordability. I have a limited number of places for those at a lower income level but there is currently a waiting list for these places.

I charge £95 for a Couples session of 60 minutes, or £140 for a fortnightly session of 90 minutes. I only work in person with couples.

Further information

I work with clients both in person (currently Oxford and Witney, but possibly back in London in the future) and via Zoom globally. 

142-44 Oxford Road
Cowley
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 2EA

First Floor
2A Corn Street
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX28 6BL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom