Individual and Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy and Supervision in The Cotswolds and Oxford.
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice in Oxford
and Bledington, Gloucestershire.
I have worked with individuals, couples and groups for over twenty-five years.
My approach is integrative and relational, drawing on the main humanistic traditions, as well as current neuro-scientific, psychoanalytic and object relations theory.
I work with individuals, and couples, both short and long term.
I have run clinical seminars on somatic work for psychotherapy training organisations, and occasionally offer workshops with a somatic theme.
I offer supervision for psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches.
I am a full member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
(Registration Number 07519290)
and I am accredited by the United Kingdom Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate of Spectrum Training, where I gained my Diploma in the major humanistic and integrative psychology modalities.
I am a member of the Panel of Counsellors of the Occupational Health Service of the University of Oxford.
I have provided counselling services for Haringay District Council, and for Oxfordshire PCT's via the Oxford Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.
As well as providing individual coaching and consultancy in the corporate sector, I have led fixed duration groups for men on sexuality, and an ongoing group for men and women. Until recently I ran an ongoing therapy group for men.
I have provided consultancy services for Oxford colleges.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.
All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My regular fee is £60, payable at the time of the session. A sliding scale is applicable in case of financial difficulty. The fee for couples is £70. I review my fees annually.
I require 48 hours notice of cancellation. If a client cancels within this period, they will be charged for the session. This policy does not apply to exceptional circumstances such as medical emergencies.