Counselling, or talking therapy, is one of the many ways we can help ourselves to make sense of our unique place in the world around us. Whether we feel confused, alone, sad, anxious… whether we are struggling to cope with situations that feel out of our control… whether we are worried about addiction… whether we need help to understand our relationships with others, feel overwhelmed at work, have lost direction or hope – talking it through with someone who will listen with care can be immensely helpful.
Most people find that having someone dedicated to listening and understanding them, with interest and without judgement, has a powerful effect on their well-being and sense of self.
It may sound cliché, but personal therapy is a journey. The road is often bumpy and sometimes feels hard – there is no point in pretending that counselling provides a magic wand.
But you are not alone. As your counsellor I will take the journey alongside you every step of the way, until you are ready to take your own path.
You will find a safe space where you can say anything without being judged, and feel anything without being wrong.
I am a qualified counsellor, with a diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by the BACP code of ethical conduct.
I live in Wantage and currently work online or by telephone until government restrictions are lifted and we can meet again face-to-face. Counselling which begins in lockdown can be reviewed when that happens, if desired.
I attend clinical supervision on a regular basis. This is where counsellors can be sure that they are always working with their clients as well as they can be.
I offer individual counselling therapy for adolescents, adults and older adults. My approach is mainly philosophical; we work on how we feel in the present, and consider what we want and need to do in order to shape our future.
However, I never work with only one approach; we build our work together by building our relationship together, and so therapy is always a unique experience. Sessions can continue for several weeks or many months.
I charge on a sliding scale starting at £45 per session depending on your financial circumstances.
Currently all online sessions are priced at £45.
I meet potential clients for an initial assessment – fixed at £30 – where we can get to know each other before deciding to start work.
We meet every week at the same time, for 50 minutes. It is a commitment to work; if we agree to start, payment is due every week except for pre-booked holidays (two weeks’ notice) and when I am away.
Please note: appointments are currently online only.