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About me and my therapy practice
At a time when you may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or a bit lost, I recognise that taking your first steps to finding a therapist can be confusing and can even in itself cause anxiety. There are so many of us out here! In my experience a crucial ingredient in successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. That’s impossible to tell by simply looking at my photo, so here’s some more information about me, how I work and the process in general. If you feel we might be able to work together and want to know more, give me a call or send me an email.
I am a Bucks and Oxfordshire-based therapist offering short- and long-term counselling and psychotherapy to adults. At the moment, like many people, I’m working online and over the phone. I usually see clients in North Oxford and Thame and hope to return to in-person work soon, but as working online has proven successful with clients, and gives greater flexibility, I will continue to offer this option.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and am in the final stages of an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
I have over fourteen years’ experience working and studying in the field of wellbeing and mental health, practising as a therapist for the last six. In that time, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, from all walks of life and backgrounds, in a number of different settings.
The people I work with are generally experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, chronic physical illness, family/relationship difficulties, work-related stress and/or unresolved trauma. Identity and belonging are also areas of particular professional interest for me.
How I work
My approach is warm, empathic and non-judgemental. I offer a confidential space in which to build a trusting, supportive relationship where you can feel comfortable exploring the issues, dilemmas and concerns you are facing. I do not offer advice or solutions, aiming instead to work with you, at your own pace, to think about what is happening for you and the personal growth and change you would like to take place.
My training is in Relational Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is a highly accessible humanistic psychology and offers a set of maps for helping us navigate the world alongside others. Some of these maps address relationships and communication, others go underground to look at our internal world, and more still look at the systems and context in which we live – families, organisations and cultures.
My first session
What happens next?
You are very welcome to contact me, via email or phone, to book an exploratory conversation about what you are looking for from therapy. It is incredibly important you feel comfortable with your therapist so we will use this time to see if you think there is enough of a connection from which to build. This initial session will last around 30 minutes.
If we decide to work together, we will establish a time for our first full session where we will discuss in more detail what brings you to therapy and the practicalities of when and where we will work.
There is no obligation to continue beyond this first session if you don’t want to. If you do find it helpful, then we can arrange our next session.
Each individual session is 50 minutes long, and 75 minutes for couples.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, 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, Telephone counselling