- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
Monday, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm
Tuesday, 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 4pm
Wednesday, 9.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 4pm
In person or telephone therapy currently. Please do contact me if you would like to go on a waiting list for Thursday or Friday sessions.
About me and my therapy practice
I run a quiet private practice on the eastern outskirts of Bicester with free parking, where I provide confidential in-person counselling to adults. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice as I believe this is what enables us to heal. I strive to offer a therapeutic relationship where there is mutual trust, you feel heard, understood and valued, as a whole unique person.
It can take time to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. My warm, inviting non-judgemental approach offers a safe space for you to use to explore at your own pace, what is important to you.
I have a special interest and experience in working with bereavement, grief/loss and relationships. I volunteered for The Hummingbird Centre, a charity providing services to those affected by cancer for 4 years. I was also a Team Lead at the centre, supporting counsellors and trainee counsellors.
I understand how daunting deciding to see a counsellor can be. Often it’s the first difficult step, especially if you have never experienced counselling before. We all experience ups and downs which we often manage by talking them through with friends or family. Sometimes though this is not always possible or enough and no matter who or where we are in our lives, many of us find ourselves facing difficulties, impacting our emotional wellbeing. Perhaps you’ve suffered a bereavement, are living with unresolved trauma or experiencing family issues / relationship problems. You may feel angry, overwhelmed, isolated, anxious or even stuck and depressed. Sometimes it is difficult to put a finger on what is troubling you and it’s times like these it can be helpful to seek therapy. Whatever it is that is troubling you, I will listen empathically and support you. Working together through the therapeutic relationship, can help make sense of your thoughts, feelings and life experiences, empowering you.
As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I am trained to use a range of modalities. Being trained in different modalities means I adapt my approach, depending on your needs.
I work from a Person-Centred approach which enables me to see the world from your viewpoint, accepting you as you are. Transactional Analysis offers a framework in understanding your patterns of behaviour and how you communicate with others and yourself. Gestalt brings awareness and offers creativity. I have numerous CPD’s in Polyvagal Theory which I believe works well with my core modalities and may use this model within our work, focusing on the fight, flight, freeze response.
I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and attend regular supervision to support my work. This ensures I am providing a professional practice.
My first session
It is important to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with therefore, I would initially invite you to a free introductory 30-minute telephone call to connect and talk about what is troubling you and what you hope to gain from therapy. You may also have questions about the counselling process, and I can tell you a little about how I work. This will help to clarify whether I am the right counsellor for you, (necessary for building the therapeutic relationship) and enables me to ensure I can competently offer you a professional and safe therapeutic experience.
If we agree to go ahead with therapy, we can agree on a time and day for our weekly 50-minute sessions. Sessions are £60 each week.
If you are interested in finding out more, I welcome you to complete the details above or contact me via phone/text. I may not always be able to answer straightaway but do leave a message. I aim to reply to all enquires within 24 hours during the working week.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited