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BSc,.(Psychology and Counselling) MBACP

About me

I have over twenty years of experience working therapeutically in the private and public sectors. When deciding to work together I will commit to doing my utmost to help you achieve your goals. Working collaboratively, we will identify the source of current difficulties – and using EMDR and your own capacity to heal, and process unhelpful and damaging beliefs, leading to an unhindered present and a positive view of the future.
As well as a degree in Psychology and Counselling, I have diplomas in treating Addiction (my original interest) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts 1, 2, and 3 and a Supervision Diploma. My time is split between working for the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Oxford and in private practice locally. I use EMDR almost exclusively to work with single incident and developmental trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder with children, adolescents, and adults. It is recognised in the N.I.C.E. guidelines as the treatment of choice for trauma and PTSD, and I find it to be highly effective!

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology and Counselling,  a diploma in Addiction Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts 1,2,and3, and a Supervision Diploma of Individuals and Groups. I have led teams delivering addiction treatment, and more general therapeutic programmes, and currently, work for Priory Healthcare at the Wellbeing Centre in Oxford and in private practice locally. I  use EMDR to work with Trauma and PTSD with children, adolescents and adults.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

From £75 for individuals, and £ 180 forcouples - with another therapist.

When I work

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Further information

I am part of a large network of therapists, psychiatrists, coaches, and counselors, which is useful in supporting any ongoing needs that may emerge.

I also work jointly with another highly experienced family therapist for couples and family issues.

1 Bonn Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

Type of session

In person
Online