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About me

I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Wantage, Oxfordshire. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and have worked for a number of years with both charitable organisations as well as private practice. I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means I use a range of modalities and techniques to help clients. I believe we are all individuals and work through problems differently. I tailor my therapy to work with the client and respect that individuality.

Whether you want to explore a specific issue, want support during a difficult period in your life, or want to explore your past experiences more in-depth, I provide both short-term and long-term therapy to suit your needs.  I offer a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore the basis of any problems or anxieties which may be getting in the way of living a happy and fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working in a number of areas with a wide range of cultures and clients. I spent a year training at the Wantage Counselling Service before embarking on a five year psychotherapy diploma course at the Bridge Pastoral Foundation. During this time I also trained with Cruse bereavement charity.

I am a member of the BACP and continue to work with several charity organisations. I also provide training in courses on various areas of interest, such as dream work and the use of art in psychotherapy.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • exploring gender
  • sex and sexuality

Fees

From £55.00 to £75.00

Additional information

Sessions cost £55 individual counselling and £75 for couples counselling.

Fees can be paid by cash or bank transfer at the beginning of the session or monthly if agreed.

48 hours notice is required for cancellations, otherwise the full session fees will apply.

I will consider concessions under certain circumstances.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am happy to run courses at weekends

Further information

For further information about the counselling I offer, feel free to look at the website: https://www.counsellinginoxfordshire.com/

Boston House, Grove Business Park, Downsview Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9FF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

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Additional languages

Gujarati

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom