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BSc (Hons) Psych., Dip Integrative Counsellor, MBACP (Accr)

About me

I can help with depression and anxiety  and offer a CBT based integrative approach. This has also been very useful to clients who just wish to work on their personal goals, development or career.

I can help you to gain greater awareness for your mental behaviour that might have been cause for concern. This allows you to slow down and recognise unhelpful behaviour patterns, but also to develop new perspectives that lead to better decisions. My clients appreciate my flexible and practical approach and welcome my active contributions to face their challenges. However, my approach does not advocate the use of coping strategies, questionnaires or rigid structures. Instead the focus is mainly on your mind set that is expressed through your narratives.

My expertise lies with clients who have been affected by mental health problems reaching crisis point, traumatic childhoods, bereavement, work related stress or long term sickness and are finding it difficult to restore normality and focus. I have also worked extensively with clients with relationship problems who have been going through trial separations, traumatic divorces or have suffered from abusive relationships. My daily work routine includes working with clients who are in crisis situations and require psychological first aid as well as ongoing support. I have gained my experience by working for many years in the private and corporate sector as well as for a number of charities, meeting a broad range of clients with very diverse backgrounds.

As I am from an engineering background with many years of experience as a Quality Consultant and Trainer, I can also help with performance anxiety, fatigue and procrastination, if you are suffering from work or study related stress. I have also been working with principals, teachers, NQTs who have been struggling with the overwhelming demands of the teaching profession.

My approach

I am qualified to work with a number of counselling modalities which include humanistic approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in order to meet your individual needs; I offer short-term interventions as well as long-term therapy. Please contact me, if you would like to discuss this further.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • Registered Member BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Professional Standards Authority - Accredited Register)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAP)
  • Certificate in Bereavement Care (Ascentis/Cruse)
  • BSc. Psychology (Honours)

I am an experienced therapist who works with adults from all backgrounds. I also work as a Counsellor/Case Manager for an Employee Assistance Programme in Oxford as well as in private practice.

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

I charge between £40 - £55 for a 55 minute face to face session.

I offer this price range, so that counselling becomes an affordable option to everyone who would like to commit to weekly sessions. Please contact me, if you are suffering from financial hardship and require a special arrangement.

I can offer daytime and evening appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

When I work

Appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 9pm available.

Further information

Professional membership:

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and as such I am committed to observe my client’s best interest at all times. I attend monthly supervision to discuss my professional approach with clients. I am also dedicated to my professional development through continuing further education and regular training workshops.

As a member of the BACP I abide by the guidelines within the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor therapy rooms available.

Additional languages

German (native speaker)