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MA (UKCP)

About me

There is no problem too large and no problem too small to bring to therapy.   No problem which someone else has not had before you, and yet there is nobody that has walked in your shoes and experienced your unique situation.

Together we can sit down and calmly talk about whatever you feel is most important without any pressure or judgement.  So often a problem shared can be a problem halved. The simple act of exploring, with a neutral party can reveal new solutions.

I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and a psychotherapist, working since 1997 and first UKCP registered in 2001.  

Services include both short term (single session therapy) as well as long term therapy in addition to supervision for other counsellors.

If you think you would like to book a session please do drop me an email with a little info, if you would like to mentioning what you would like help with, and an idea of your availability and I will do my very best to get back to you.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training in 1996 with a foundation course in person centered counseling at Metanoia Institute, and training by CRUISE, in bereavement care.

I hold an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent's College and a Diploma in Supervision of Counsellors from CCPE.

I completed a training at London Marriage Guidance in couple and marital therapy 2004

More recently I did a post-qualifying Certificate for previously qualified adult therapists to Counsel Children, with Place2Be, 2018.

I am a member of British Infertility Counselling Association and have completed their foundation course.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £55 for 50 minutes for individuals, for couples £65 for 50 min.
I usually see clients once weekly for 50 minutes, but have on occasion seen clients more often or for longer periods such as 75 min sessions.

Cancellations:
One week notice is requested for cancelling a regular standing appointment. 48 hours notice is requested to cancel and ad hoc session. Full payment is expected for missed sessions or late cancellation.

When I work

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Weekdays 930am - 300pm

Salisbury Crescent, Oxford, OX2 7TL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme