I am an accredited counsellor experienced in working with people with a variety of concerns. I help people who want to work on issues such as anxiety and depression, bereavement, relationship problems, or low self-confidence, or who may be facing difficult decisions.
My approach centres on the belief that the relationship between counsellor and client is at the heart of our work together. I provide a warm and supportive environment in which we can explore what's happening in your life, and consider changes you might want to make. I am also a coach; my combination of coaching and counselling skills enables me to work flexibly to meet your needs.
Getting in touch
Currently I offer sessions online, and I intend to start face-to-face sessions in early 2022. If you would like to find out more, please contact me by e-mail. I will suggest we have a brief initial phone call before we arrange an initial consultation session. The initial session will be an opportunity to see how we get on and enable you to decide if you would like to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP accredited counsellor with a Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling from TAWorks, Oxford; this training integrates coaching and therapeutic counselling.
Before training as a coach and counsellor, I worked as a language teacher, an environmental campaigner, and an environmental manager in local government, where I first trained and practised as a coach.
I have worked in various local organisation and community settings, including coaching and mentoring with Refugee Resource in Oxford. I worked, and continue to volunteer, for the mental health charity Restore, coaching people who have experienced mental health problems who want to return to employment.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coaching can be a good option for people who want to think about things such as conflict or stress at work, or uncertainty about the future. I often work with people going through transitions like career change or retirement, helping them towards a specific outcome, exploring options, and identifying strengths and resources.