- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
I offer daytime session times 8.30 to 4pm Monday to Thursday. I can also accommodate a need for flexible session times and irregular session times
About me and my therapy practice
Considering counselling is a brave and perhaps daunting or confusing thing to do. Counselling is not easy. Choosing a counsellor is not easy. I appreciate that telling me your story is a big deal. But I have also told MY story to a therapist.....
My extremely positive experience as a client is what has drawn me to become a counsellor. My experience as a client informs my understanding and accepting approach to being alongside you in sessions as your counsellor/therapist.
Men, Women, Couples, Children & Adolescents....you will have your individual reason for reading this profile. Perhaps
Questioning something in your life or even just “a feeling or an anxiety or a low mood” or something else known only to you might be leading you to these profiles. Sometimes getting along with people and simply existing in the world is hard. Perhaps your head is telling you one thing but you have a feeling or a sense that all is not well overall. You may have an idea why or you may not be sure. Maybe your family history or big events from the past are still affecting you. Maybe parenting or work is a struggle. Working out a way for you to face the future might be tricky. If you are looking for Counselling in Oxford please keep reading
I’m not sure….
Talking about things together, Counselling (also known as Therapy) can help you to work out what is going on, why it’s happening and what you can do about it to sort things out and feel more comfortable. It can help you to realise what can be changed and what needs to be accepted
What is on offer?
I offer patience and understanding, in a confidential safe secure environment. Each person is an individual. We can work on a specific issue, ranging from short term work on a specific problem to longer term exploring wider issues, at a pace that is guided by you.www.counsellinginoxford.com
Working with Couples
Being in Relationships is the most difficult thing you will ever do and its the thing we have the least training in. So the gap between expections (fairy tales and Hollywood) and Reality (Work, effort, struggle, ups and downs, good and bad) is huge.
In order to do this we need to consider the following in your Relationship
How you process and understand emotion individually and together (Do you purposely validate or accidentally invalidate feelings in the other?)
How you interact with each other (Finding a balance between emotion/feelings and logic/thoughts)
Patterns you are aware of and patterns you may not be aware of (eg How do you handle the balance of personal responsibility? How is Power & Control functioning in your Relationship?)
Why these patterns make sense/are helpful and also how these patterns could be unhelpful/don’t make sense (I need to move away to look after myself but I realise that means we can’t solve something if i’m not there)
How you Communicate (eg Use of words like ‘you’ , ‘never’ & ‘always’)
How you understand and handle vulnerability. (Vulnerability is taking a risk to say how you really feel and what you really think, particularly if you are unsure and things are messy in a particulary moment)
How you and your parents interacted and what conscious and unconscious messages you picked up as a result of this (eg We didn’t talk about feelings. Or If I spoke my truth I got into trouble so I learnt not to)
My first session
First Session is at reduced rate of £30 for individuals and £40 for couples. During 50 minutes we can explore your issues and decide on next steps
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited