I am a counsellor based in Oxfordshire.
Would you like to understand more about yourself? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Do you worry what other people think all the time? Sometimes we don’t quite know why we want to see a therapist. We know something is not quite right but we’re not sure why.
How can I help?
I offer a safe, non judgmental space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings together.
I will be open to hearing about your experiences, your relationships and how you view yourself and the world around you. This will be at your pace and you can share as much or as little as you wish. I will help you to make sense of your feelings and thoughts and together we can consider new perspectives to help you find a way forward.
What to expect?
You are welcome to email me for an exploratory conversation about what you'd like to gain from coming to therapy and decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me. There will be no charge for this.
If we decide that working together could be helpful for you then we will fix a time for our first session. Sessions will take place on the same day, at the same time each week.
I offer outdoor walking therapy. Following our initial exploratory conversation we will arrange to meet in a location which we have checked you are comfortable with, and we will meet there the same time every week for a 50 minute walk. It is easier sometimes to think and talk when we are walking and have nature around us. It will be in a mixture of open space and woodland. It is easy to park.
Where do I work?
I have a practice in Ascott under Wychwood and North Oxford and, like many others, I am working remotely at the present time. I hope to be able to resume in person therapy when guidelines allow however I will continue to offer on line and phone sessions. I also offer outdoor therapy so that we can walk in nature if you would prefer that.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as a physiotherapist for thirty years and am now a qualified counsellor. I trained in Oxford and have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis and I am a member of BACP. I work with adults of all ages.
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
Free initial telephone session
£55 a session
I have a few concessionary places