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As your therapist I will provide a safe space in which you can explore any emotional, social or mental health issues. In therapy sessions with me you can express your feelings and gain deeper insight into yourself and your relationships with others. Our sessions are confidential, so you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else. The goal is to help you find better ways to cope and to bring about changes in the way you think and behave that will improve your mental and emotional well-being.
Therapy can be short or long term. The number of sessions will depend on the depth and complexity of the issues you want to resolve. It is unusual for therapy to last for less than six sessions, and some types of therapy may last for two years or more.
As an integrative therapist I use a range of approaches and methods and tailor the approach to each individual client. I work on the basis that that there is no 'one size fits all' approach.There is an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client.
Therapy can benefit anyone facing issues such as:
feelings of depression, sadness, grief or emptiness
inability to cope
problems dealing with stress or recovering from stressful situations
lack of confidence/self-esteem or extreme shyness
coping with the effects of abuse
extreme mood swings
difficulty making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships
difficulties coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or loss of employment
panic attacks and phobia
Therapy can also help you to develop new perspectives and discover alternative options if you are stuck or at a crossroads in your life.
You can contact me by phone on 07967 383103 or by email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in a number of settings including the Oxford Men's Counselling Service, The Abingdon Bridge and the Metanoia Psychotherapy and Counselling Service. I have also undertaken work with Oxfordshire County Council Early Intervention Service and Spurgeons (Young Carers).
I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Registration Number 2011162407)
I gained my Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Metanoia Institute in London. Metanoia is a well-established educational charity, specialising in the professional training of counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists, supervisors, coaches and organisational development consultants.
- Training in existential psychotherapy at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Short course in family therapy at Birkbeck College
- Samaritan training and practice at the Central London Branch
- Mentor training
Previous to my training in counselling and psychotherapy I worked as a lawyer for the Government Legal Service specialising in education law.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£68.00 - £75.00
My regular fee scale is £68 payable at the time of the session. Other fees may be applicable in case of financial difficulty.
When I work
I offer some evening work but the mainstay of my work is during daytime hours
I also offer telephone sessions and sessions via Skype or Zoom