Personal difficulties can arise unexpectedly or you might find yourself struggling with issues that seem insurmountable and out of control. This can leave you feeling confused, vulnerable and sometimes stuck. These feelings might be difficult to understand and impact on your behaviour and engagement with others. Counselling can help you understand why you feel this way and how it effects your behaviour; guiding you to make adjustments, changes that help you progress in a more positive way.
I am an integrative counsellor, who works from home using different approaches to work with my clients. This is dependent on your needs and what you feel comfortable with. I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for you to talk about your life and explore areas of concern that may be difficult, painful or confusing for you.
I am fully trained and use both my knowledge and experience to ensure that you are being heard and understood. Together we can look at your day to day difficulties and past issues; gaining understanding about your personal world.
I offer both short and long term counselling and like to review regularly, so you feel that the counselling relationship is building and we are working towards your goals and focus areas.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to their Ethical Framework which provides me guidelines for working safely and ethically within a counselling relationship.
As I value the therapeutic relationship, I always offer a free 20 minute introduction session.
Couples therapy looks to improve communication and resolve any issues within an intimate relationship. We work on understanding how external factors, family and lifestyle can affect the relationship with arguing or not being able to resolve conflict to move forward.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are ideally weekly, but this is negotiable to fit your needs. I work from home and online offering a confidential, warm, non-judgemental environment aimed to make you feel comfortable to talk and work through your issues.
Under the current Covid-19 situation, I am offering online sessions via Skype and Zoom and face to face sessions. I provide a space that complies with the current government guidelines.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to arrange an introduction session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered BACP Member - Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
My counselling experience is working with young people, adults and couples with a wide range of presenting issues.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
Sessions last 50 minutes
£40 for individuals.
£60 for couples.
Free 20 minute consultation by phone or face to face.
Days and evenings
Located in Bicester town centre with easy access to trains and buses. Off road parking available.
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