Hello and a warm welcome to my website. Choosing a counsellor can be difficult and it’s important that you find someone you feel you can connect with, who will understand you and support you.
I am compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental and value everything that's makes us all unique. I believe the relationship that grows between us is essential to help develop trust and respect , creating a safe space to talk through and explore everything you've been keeping locked inside, allowing you to raise your awareness, grow and, if you chose to, change.
I strive to understand your experiences and needs from your perspective. Sometimes we'll laugh together, sometimes there are tears and all emotions are welcome. I will support you and help untangle the sometimes confusing and, sometimes, frustrating challenges life brings.
There are times in life when we feel out of control, anxious, burdened by our thoughts & feelings. My job is to listen, without bias & without offering advice, helping you find answers. I’m passionate about good mental health, supporting those who are struggling and through my own life experiences I’ve learned the benefits of having a space where you can explore safely and confidentially.
I specialise in Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person Centred Counselling and rewind technique, if you'd like to know more about these I have written more information on my How I work page.
I trained originally in Oxfordshire and have a level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling and am undertaking a psychotherapy MA with Bath Spa University.
I have previously worked for counselling charities in both Oxfordshire and Shropshire, and I currently spend part of my week working for an agency in Oxford as well as seeing self-referred clients from the Banbury Therapy Centre and The Health Centre, Chipping Norton.
I understand that starting this process can be quite daunting and I offer a 15 minute phone call prior to booking an initial session if you have any questions you would like to ask. I can also be contacted by email and text if you prefer.
I work with a variety of life problems including anxiety, depression, grief, work related stress, relationship challenges to name just a few and offer counselling from Banbury in Oxfordshire.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework.