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MBACP

About me

I am a qualified counsellor, with diplomas in psychotherapeutic counselling and relationship therapy.

I offer counselling therapy for adolescents, adults and older adults; individuals and couples. My approach is mainly philosophical – we work on how we feel in the present, and consider what we want and need to do in order to shape our future.

Personal therapy is an emotional journey. The road is often bumpy and sometimes feels hard, and there is no point in pretending that counselling provides a magic wand. 

But you are not alone. As your counsellor I will take the journey alongside you every step of the way, until you are ready to take your own path. 

You will find a safe space where you can say anything without being judged, and feel anything without being wrong.

Counselling, or talking therapy, is one of the many ways we can help ourselves to make sense of our unique place in the world around us. Whether we feel confused, alone, sad, anxious… whether we are struggling to cope with situations that feel out of our control… whether we are worried about addiction… whether we need help to understand our relationships with others, feel overwhelmed at work, have lost direction or hope – talking it through with someone who will listen with care can be immensely helpful. 

Most people find that having someone dedicated to listening and understanding them, with interest and without judgement, has a powerful effect on their well-being and sense of self.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by the BACP code of ethical conduct. 

I work online and in person - in Wantage and in Witney - and with both individuals and couples. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief and loss
End-of-Life resolutions
Life transitions

Fees

From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Individuals online: £45
Individuals in person: £50
Couples online: £55
Couples in person: £60

When I work

My working hours vary Monday-Friday, when appointments can be made.
I do not work Saturday-Sunday.

Further information

I offer counselling therapy for all adults (18+) and older adults, individuals and couples. My approach is mainly philosophical – we work on how we feel in the present, and consider what we want and need to do in order to shape our future.

However, I always work with flexibility; we build our work together by building our relationship together, and so therapy is always a unique experience. Sessions can continue for several weeks or many months.

Anxiety
Coping with physical illness
Couples
Depression
End-of-life resolutions
Grief and loss
Issues with identity
Life transitions
Low self-esteem
Older adults

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Premises are on the first floor and require the use of stairs.

Online platforms

Zoom