There are many reasons why people attend therapy. It may be a case of wanting to be able to express and understand feelings better, have support through a difficult time or to gain insight into current life issues. People may seek out therapy for a specific problem or a general need to cope with life's problems. Everyone is different, which means they respond to and experience events differently. For this reason, each person's therapy is individual and unique to them.
I work in Alkerton/Shenington on the borders of Oxfordshire & Warwickshire in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time, with the aim of providing help and support to people experiencing difficulties and concerns in their lives.
I have worked with clients of all ages from children and adolescents, to adults and the elderly. Over the years this work has covered many different issues including bereavements, mental health issues, depression, anxiety, long-term illness, stress, trauma, relationship issues and many more.
Counselling and Psychotherapy are an opportunity for individuals to have a safe space to explore their issues with a confidential, neutral and supportive person. It is a regular time, reserved for the individual to be able to get back to living their lives fully.
My approach to therapy is Integrative using a number of different approaches including person-centred, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic and existentialism. I use knowledge from different approaches as every client is different and therefore a single approach may not suit all clients.
Some low cost and concessions available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Practitioner Program, Roehampton University
- MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University
- PG. Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University
- PG. Cert Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University
- Introduction to Counselling, Birkbeck University
- BSc Psychology, Oxford Brookes University
I am a Registered MBACP (member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.
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
Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £50. The fees are paid by cash or cheque at each session.
Some concessions available.