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Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44

About me

Through awareness comes the potential for growth and change. Qualified as a Humanistic Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy on a short term or long term basis. Since the pandemic, I work online via zoom and face to face in my private practice in Oxfordshire. 

If you are experiencing an internal conflict or are feeling stuck and alone, therapy could be the right next step for you. In our work together, I will support you to move through your difficulties and raise your awareness, which could ultimately lead to making different choices to improve your quality of life. 

I am passionate about this work and believe therapy can assist clients in better knowing who they are, what they need and what they can do to bring about change.

Training, qualifications & experience

With 5 years experience of delivering face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy both through the NHS and privately, I hold the following qualifications:

  • MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute and University of Middlesex)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children in Schools (Place 2 Be and Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Central Awarding Body)
  • Member of the BACP, which means that I adhere to their ethical standards.
  • UKCP registered.
  • Member of The Metanoia Institute.

I work with young people and adults and have dealt with issues ranging from:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Low self-esteem
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Separation and divorce
  • Family dynamics.

Member organisations


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


Additional information

Fees start from £60.

When I work


Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Poppy Cotterell

Poppy Cotterell