I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in private practice in Ascott-under-Wychwood, close to Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Burford.
I worked for an international company in London for over 20 years in the service industry where I developed my interest in coaching and helping people achieve professional success and personal satisfaction.
I began my studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents College, London in 1996 and qualified as a psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute, London.
As well as my private practice, I have offered low-cost counselling in Ealing, London and worked at a private clinic for disordered eating in central London. I enjoyed running a resilience group for teachers in London and facilitated groups for NHS Complex Needs, working with those diagnosed with and affected by personality disorders.
I am now a student counsellor at Oxford Brookes University, and present talks on aspects of Wellbeing. I am an associate trainer for the mental health charity, Mind (Hammersmith and Fulham), and deliver the Well at Work presentations in the workplace, raising awareness of mental health and confidence in dealing with it.
Just as a tree’s development can be deciphered from its rings, I work psychodynamically in that I consider our past to be instrumental to our present.
My core modality is Transactional Analysis. This provides useful and adaptable theories and models, which work well alongside the Gestalt approach, amongst others. So much of what goes on inside us is pre-verbal – ideas formed before we had the power of speech – so I find body therapy and creative therapies helpful in enabling us to express our experience without words. Working together, we shall explore what works well for you.
I am a member of UKCP, and abide by their codes of ethics. I continue to have regular therapy and supervision, and have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I am committed to ongoing professional development and belong to the Oxford Psychotherapy Society.