I work on the basis of weekly sessions in Oxford and Cheltenham and currently have some limited availability in both centres. Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss this further (specifying which location you're interested in). Whilst I predominantly work in person, I do also have some online sessions available.
About me and my therapy practice
People usually come to therapy because they want to feel better but feel unsure how to go about it. On your own you might feel stuck in a loop, not knowing how to move. Therapy means someone alongside you to help you work things out. If how you feel is really impacting your ability to live the life you want to live, then therapy could be really valuable for you.
Some of the benefits of working with me are :
Better understand what feels so difficult for you.
Identify and gain a deeper awareness of yourself and your patterns and behaviour.
Explore how you feel in your relationship with yourself and others.
Broaden the range of emotions and feelings you can recognise and allow for yourself.
Help discover your own inner resources.
You might have thought about these things on your own but the crucial difference in therapy is that you are with somebody who will really listen to you and pay attention to what you're experiencing; mind, body and emotions. A therapy relationship can bring new awareness about yourself, surprising new insights, feelings and information. Therapy is not just about what's said but also what's felt in our bodies, our thoughts, memories and imaginings. They all play an important part in what makes us unique and why I believe therapy is not a one size fits all.
I am a compassionate therapist. I bring myself as a fellow, real human being. I aim to be supportive of you and sensitively share my responses, feedback and sometimes challenge as we work together. I aim to help you feel safe enough to bring all parts of yourself and welcome you with respect and non judgement. I’ve been through the process of therapy myself; I know what a big step this can be. I really welcome you getting in touch and can send you more information and perhaps arrange to meet for an initial session together.
I am working in person in comfortable, private practice rooms in central Cheltenham and east Oxford.
My first session
In our first session together I like to get a clearer idea of what brings you to therapy, what your hopes and goals are. You might not have a clear idea at this stage, that's ok too. I take some basic information from you and answer any questions which you might have about the process. It's an opportunity to begin to explore whether we might be a good fit for each other. Therapy is not something which is done 'to you' it's an active relationship which involves us both in dialogue together.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work