Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my website.
I believe that most people can benefit from having some counselling, from being with someone who truly listens to your unique experience, understands it and helps you to understand it too.
There may be lots of reasons why you are looking at this website, you might be facing difficulties and worries in your emotional life, be feeling distressed and needing help with a specific issue, struggling to come to terms with a traumatic event or loss, or perhaps seeking a clearer perspective on your life, on making choices and on how to move towards a more positive future.
As your therapist I would never assume to be be more expert on you than you are, yet at times it can be difficult to understand our own thought processes, responses and patterns.
I believe all people have the capacity and resources to grow and change. As an active and participative listener, and by offering gentle and respectful challenges I aim to help promote a better understanding of self, new perspectives, and life changes.
in both long and short term therapy, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy, and have successfully worked with a wide range of issues, including:
panic, relationship problems, stress, depression, anger, sexual issues, abuse,
eating disorders, OCD, phobias, trauma, loss, self-esteem issues, addiction, self-development,
I work from
a centrally located therapy room in Thame, with ample free parking and easy
access to Aylesbury, Long Crendon, Princes Risborough, Chinnor, Oxford, High
I also work at The Eaves in Farnham, Surrey. Here I am easily accessible to many Hampshire towns and villages, including Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Odiham, Alton. The Eaves also have therapy rooms in Godalming and Guildford, offering access to Surrey villages.
My qualifications are:
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CPCAB
Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in counselling children and young people
Certificate in counselling survivors of abuse
Certificate in Mindfulness
Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
I am a registered member of BACP
I have experience gained in:
EAP (work place counselling)
I have successfully worked with clients suffering from the following:
Relationship breakdown, Attachment issues, Bereavement, PTSD, Addictions, Historic abuse, Domestic violence, Illness, Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Eating disorders, Self-harming, Low self-esteem, Stress, Work issues, Family issues, Trauma, PND
I am also a clinical supervisor
In addition I work as a lecturer in counselling at a further education college, and run workshops for counsellors to continue their professional development
And I am part of a significant research project which is evidencing the value of therapy and promoting better access to therapy