About me and my therapy practice
Having previously worked as an H.R. & Training Manager for 12 years, I have experience of working within large, corporate organisations and dealing with the work and personnel issues of multiple cultures and nationalities. In 2003 I was diagnosed with an eye condition called PIC, which means due to subsequent flare ups I have lost part of my central vision. Both of these life experiences are what inspired me to start my counselling training.
Practising in Wheatley, Oxford, I am an experienced counsellor working in Integrative Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), in accordance with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) ethical framework.
Integrative Humanistic counselling recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches. It acknowledges that different clients have different needs and believes that no one single approach is sufficient. I focus on Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Transactional Analysis, drawing on other approaches to suit my clients needs.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy looks at how a client thinks and acts in a situation and how these two can affect behaviour. We then work together to change behaviours and/or thinking patterns to address the clients specific needs. This approach is an effective way of treating depression and anxiety disorders, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, phobias, eating disorders, and sleep problems.
I offer short or long term counselling to anyone who needs support in maximising their potential.
Sessions are 50 minutes long, usually on a weekly basis, but other options may be more appropriate. An initial session is held to explore your reasoning for seeking counselling and discuss the approach which is suitable for your specific needs. It is also an opportunity for both client and counsellor to decide if the working relationship is right for them before committing to further sessions.
Free on-street parking is available outside as well as a good local bus service. There is no waiting room so clients are asked to arrive for their sessions at the agreed time.
Please get in touch to discuss your needs or book a treatment.
What I can help with:
Abortion, Abuse, Addiction(s), Adoption Issues, Affairs and betrayals, Alcoholism, Anger Management, Anorexia nervosa, Anxiety, Attachment disorder, Bereavement, Binge-eating disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bulimia nervosa, Bullying, Business Coaching, Career, Carer support, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Cultural issues, Dementia, Depression, Disability, Dissociation, Domestic violence, Drug abuse, Eating Disorders, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Gambling, General counselling, Gender dysphoria, Generalised anxiety disorder, Health related issues, HIV/ AIDS, Hoarding, Identity problems, Infertility, Internet addiction, Loss, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Men's Issues, Mental health issues, Miscarriage, Obsessions, OCD, Panic disorder, Passive agressive disorder, Personal Development, Phobias, Physical abuse, Postnatal depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Separation and divorce, Service Veterans, Sex problems, Sexual abuse, Sexual identity, Sex related issues, Sexuality, Smoking, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work related issues.
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory, Level 5. Validated by CPCAB, 2014
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Register of counsellors & psychotherapists, 2013 http://www.bacpregister.org.uk
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Humanistic- Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis), Level 4. Validated by CPCAB, 2012
Certificate in Counselling Studies, Level 3, NCFE, 2010
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 1 & 2, NCFE, 2008-2009
Treatments / prices
My fee is £60 for a 50 minute session.
I require 48 hours cancellation notice, else the full fee will be payable.
I offer a student rate for counsellors in training. Please make contact to discuss further