Welcome to this page, where you can browse my qualifications and experience as well as to identify some of the modalities I use as a therapist.
Qualifications and experience
I am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and I trained in psychodynamic studies at Oxford University. I have also taken a brief but intensive course in CBT with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. My degree in psychology helps me to understand others as does my masters in cognitive science. I also trained in couple counselling with the Berkshire Counselling Centre.
For over 10 years I worked for a global Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider where I trained in solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) as well as critical incident debriefing and life coaching. This also means I have a good understanding of workplace issues such as work related stress (WRS).
I have offered counselling and psychotherapy to clients since 2007 (as an associate counsellor for the NHS). My private practice is situated at two central locations in Oxford. Both locations are about five minutes walk from Oxford Train Station (one via a pleasant walk along the canal).
Keen to keep up with the latest and most up-to-date ways of helping clients, I spend much of my “free” time reading about therapeutic issues. I also read self-help books partly to suggest further reading for those who ask for recommendations. (See Bibliotherapy, in my website page Links and Resources). Everyone should make up their own mind (e.g. reading reviews) whether they would benefit from a book. However I hope to point people in the right direction. An example of a recent book is ‘The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober’ by Catherine Gray, which is a very good read.
As well as being an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), you can check my credentials on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Directories where you can find me include the Counselling Directory and the UK and Ireland Counselling Directory (UKIDCP). These directories check the membership plus qualifications and experience of their members before publishing names on websites. Please press on the links at the bottom of the page.