Welcome

Welcome …

…. and thankyou for visiting my space here. It’s a brave thing to do, to reach out for help, and a big decision to take, finding someone who you can develop a trusting, open relationship with.  I hope these words will help you make the right decision for you.

What I can offer you?

I can help you explore – offering a safe, warm, non judgemental space, so you can take the time to find out what is really going on for you. Together we can explore your behaviour, thoughts and feelings and what you want from life so you have the chance to develop more awareness, connection, pleasure and enjoyment – moving from merely surviving to thriving! 

The counselling room can be exciting, rewarding, challenging, illuminating, inspirational and life changing. Sometimes it can be tough going, but you are never alone as working together we face and explore your difficulties and challenges. I can give you the chance to be heard, seen and respected, perhaps for the first time. In that space you can develop a deeper awareness of yourself, your patterns and your wishes and desires for the future, as well as a deeper appreciation for who you are.

We can look at what you want to achieve or change and what stops you. Some of the things you might explore are: 

  • significant relationships from the past and how they have impacted on where you are today;              
  • how you can explore doing things differently in the present.
  • patterns of behaviour which are limiting you 
  • Self understanding, acceptance and nurturing the real you, not who you think you ought to be.

How I work

I weave together three different therapeutic ways of working – Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person Centred – to help meet your unique needs.  I can also draw from hypnotherapy, relaxation and visualisation skills, motivation and coaching to support you.  Everything we do we decide together – so you are not ‘done to’.

What’s on your mind?

You may bring specific issues, or a sense of not really knowing what is bothering you. Some specific issues I can offer support with are:

Abortion | Abuse | Affairs and betrayals | Addiction | Anger Management | Anxiety | Bereavement | Bullying | Career Counselling | Carer support | Death and loss | Depression | Discrimination | Emotional abuse | Family issues | Health | Infertility | Life changes | Loneliness | Low self-confidence | Low self-esteem | Miscarriage | Narcissism | Trauma | Pregnancy and birth | Redundancy | Relationship issues | Sadness | Seasonal affective disorder | Self harm | Separation and divorce | Sexuality| Sleep issues | Stress | Spirituality | Suicidal thoughts | Trauma | Work related stress

Location and Availability:

I work in Bloxham, a lovely village just to the south west of Banbury, and in Brackley town centre at the Wellbeing Centre in Croft Lodge.

I am available Tuesday to Friday daytimes, and Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Saturday mornings may be available on request.

Fees

My fees are £45 per session, (each session lasts 50 minutes).  I offer concessions for student counsellors and those on a low income (£30). Payment is by card or bank transfer.

GET IN TOUCH

I am always available for counselling and related enquiries. If you want to talk, please contact me using the form below.

Midway along our road of life I woke to find myself standing alone in a dark wood.
Dante Alighieri

Within this fathom long body is found all of the teaching, is found suffering, the cause of suffering, and the end of suffering
The Buddha

People travel to wonder 
at the height of the mountains, 
at the huge waves of the sea, 
at the long courses of the rivers, 
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars,
and they pass themselves by 
without wondering 
Saint Augustine 

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony
Mahatma Gandhi

I'm very brave generally, only today I happen to have a headache
Tweedledum (Lewis Carroll)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed
Carl Jung

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say
Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
Eleanor Roosevelt

By cultivating one's nature one will return to virtue
Chung Tzu

Since everything is none other than exactly as it is one may well just break out in laughter
Long Chen Pa

Consciousness is coloured by the states that visit it
The Buddha