About me and my therapy practice
I work closely with people’s process based on their feelings and thoughts. Within this framework of understanding, without judgement or assumption, I support people in self discovery and autonomy. This relationship empathically supports and enables people to explore and face challenges and self-healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA Hons Degree in Person-Centred Counselling from Metanoia, as well as Certificates in ‘Group Work’ and ‘Working with Children and Families’. I worked for many years as a Counsellor in the Public Sector with people on Probation, the homeless community, Oxford City Council including the Fire Service and Teachers, and in private practice. My original specialism was Addiction, but as my experience widened I also worked closely with Psychiatric Services. This background encompassed a wide range of experience and aspects of mental health which lead me to work with children, couples and groups in therapeutic settings. After a break, I am presently specialising in historic and recent or current sexual abuse as well as working with any issues brought to my practice.
My work has covered many aspects of mental ill-health, including work issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, visual and auditory hallucinations, bereavement, anger, stress, self-esteem, relationships, abuse of all kinds, and various affects of trauma, including unusual experiences.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work