Welcome to my website, for therapeutic counselling services in Chilton, Wantage, Didcot and Oxfordshire - how can I help?
Maybe it’s a need to share a trouble or worry from daily life, from relationship issues or a need to make sense of who you are from a deeper place within your being?
If stress, trauma, anxiety , depression or loss have figured in your life, you may well benefit from a place to take some time-out ... to get back on a front foot again in these challenging times.
I am a qualified counsellor and therapist registered as a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I trained as a counsellor at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London, a BACP accredited post graduate diploma course, awarded by Middlesex University.
I am in private practice, working from my consulting room in New Chilton Village (Nr Didcot) in South Oxfordshire and from "Orchard Counselling", formerly Wantage Counselling and Training Centre where I am also a member of the diploma training team.
I practice as an integrative Psychosynthesis Counsellor having qualified in May 2019. I am committed to providing counselling therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. This means that in addition to incorporating the psychosynthesis philosophy, I integrate my work through mind, body (biology) and feelings, bringing together all aspects of therapy as a psycho-synthesis.
I also work specifically with trauma clients based upon the teachings of Babette Rothchild.
My approach is adaptive to clinical need, while at the same time holding the ethical framework and guidelines of the BACP.
I work with individual adults (age 16+) on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. Our contract together will determine the process and progression of the counselling and the platform we use to work with, either on a face to face basis, through video link or by phone.
I am experienced in helping clients who have presented with issues around:
My therapy rooms are located at Orchard Counselling, OX12 9BU with public parking available with a few minutes’ walk to the centre; and in Chilton Village, OX11 0SZ, near the Chilton Interchange on the A34 and the Harwell Science, Technology and Innovation Campus.
These locations are also within easy reach by car for counselling near Oxford to the north, Newbury to the South and taking in Reading and Wallingford to the east and Swindon to the west. Public transport links are available to these locations.
I also offer walk and talk therapy sessions commencing from my home location.
If your preference is to meet via video link platforms such as Zoom or Skype, this will be possible too, particularly during the Covid-19 crisis where social distancing and additional restrictions for meeting face to face have applied.
This does also mean counselling services are not restricted by distance and your location could be anywhere within the UK which has internet connection availability.
Currently, I am offering face to face sessions for people not experiencing Covid-19 symptoms over the previous 10 days, subject to a temperature check before the start of the session and who are prepared to complete a covid-19 questionnaire before the commencement of our work together.