Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health.
Talking to someone outside of family and friends can help you gain insight into what is going on, to see different perspectives and to change patterns of behaviour that aren't helping you. Often we know how we are feeling or what is going on, but don't understand why. Counselling not only offers strategies to relieve symptoms but it also helps you to get to the root of the problem, which can then prevent it reoccurring altogether.
Ultimately, counselling offers the hope of change.
"Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations."
HOW IT WORKS . .
Whatever has brought you to this place, I can help. In a relaxed, welcoming environment I'll ask you questions to help me understand how you think and feel. We'll look at childhood to see where some of your thinking might have come from, and then together we'll work towards those things you want to change. It's my goal to help you feel supported, understood and to relieve distress.
I am a fully qualified Adlerian Therapist, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCAP).
Based in Oxford, my service is flexible and affordable and designed to fit around your life. Face to face sessions are available but I still work mainly on zoom meaning location is not important and my services can be extended outside of Oxford.
I offer a free 20 minute consultation for you to get to know me, to ask any questions and explore whether counselling is right for you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
SERVICES I OFFER
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. It could be because of a mental health issue, a difficult life transition or past pain. I offer both short term and long term work, with adults and teenagers.
Sessions can be face to face in my garden office in Oxford or online via zoom.
TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
I am available to deliver training or facilitate a workshop in your workplace, school, or Church on topics around mental health and wellbeing.
Previous training includes:
An introduction to mental health, Listening skills, Developing emotional intelligence, Resilience, Self-esteem, Self-care.