Hello and welcome. I am a qualified and registered BACP counsellor providing counselling for adults and young people in Oxfordshire. I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy.
RECENT UPDATE: Whilst I'm not currently seeing clients face to face due to the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, I am still seeing clients via Zoom conference calls. This is an encrypted, stable platform for sessions.
You don't need to be one of my regular clients, I'm happy to book you in for a one-off session. Perhaps you need to talk about your anxieties about the Corona virus, being isolated/quarantined. Or perhaps it might be helpful to talk through how you can keep yourself calm, reduce sleeplessness or ruminating thought patterns. I may also be able to sign-post you to further help, if needed.
I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends and relatives about how you're feeling. I offer a non-judgmental, confidential, safe space in which you can explore your experiences and discuss problems and difficulties. Creating the time, attention and focus for you to unpack what's going on in your life and find a way forward.
I can help with issues such as:
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Asperger's and Autism
Reg. MBACP No.00920701
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPACB
Post grad conversion Diploma in Psychology
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPACB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPACB
M.A. (Hons) Social Sciences, Glasgow University
I see clients at Ashcroft Therapy Center in Deddington, Oxfordshire, OX15 0SW
What happens at counselling?
Counselling sessions are a place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a safe environment. I will use knowledge from my training to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your current situation and your relationships. For some people one or two sessions may be sufficient, however others may benefit from 6-12 sessions.
Research shows that counselling can help us through difficult times and find a way forward.
What happens in the first session?
During our first meeting, we will discuss what you hope to get out of therapy. We will also begin to consider your personal background and any issues that you are facing in your life. The first appointment is a good chance for us to see how we work together, we would normally then meet on a weekly basis.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions last 50 minutes.
Sometimes it is practical and useful to arrange longer sessions, if appropriate.
What fees can I expect to pay?
My regular fee is £45, payable at the time of the session. I offer a free initial 20 minute phone call or Zoom video conference call to discuss your needs. If I'm not the right counsellor for you I might be able to refer you to someone else.
What is your policy regarding cancellation?
48 hours notice of cancellation is required. 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.
Do you work with children?
I work with children aged 11 and over. I have experience of working with children aged 11-18 both in the school setting and in private practice. I hold a DBS certificate and an Oxfordshire safeguarding certificate.
Please feel free to contact me via phone, email or the contact form here.