22nd April 2018 
About Me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist in full time private practice in Witney, with 20 years experience. A summary of my qualifications and memberships are listed below.

My initial training was an eclectic mix of therapies including: CBT & Behavioural Approaches, Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Approaches, NLP & Hypnosis and Humanistic Approaches such as Gestalt & Person Centred Therapy.

In continuing to train extensively in and outside of these areas however, I became an Integrative Relational Body Psychotherapist. I have written more about this in the 'Counselling & Psychotherapy Section', but briefly, and to explain this approach to therapy, I will refer to the 3 terms. 'Integrative' refers to there being many different approaches in psychotherapy, each having elements in them which are helpful to the therapy; integrating the different elements of these approaches enables taking the most useful elements of each. 'Relational' is used, as the relationship that occurs between client and therapist is key to the therapy. 'Body' is included to balance the fact that it is an important part of who we are, and many of our emotions and feelings are expressed there.

As you can see, I have had a broad range of inputs from the various developing schools of psychotherapy, and can therefore draw from this wide range of influences in our finding a way of working together.

In essence I offer counselling & psychotherapy which:
  • can be short or long-term
  • is tailored to you
  • is effective
  • is integrative
  • draws from a wide range of approaches of well-established, tried and tested, reputable theories and techniques
  • includes body and mind & the unconscious
Prior to working as a psychotherapist, I had spent many years participating in and running personal development groups which means that I have spent the last 25 years developing my understanding of, and ability to work with, people on many different levels with a wide range of problems, issues, concerns and needs. An initial session is good place to start to find out if we both feel we can work together.

I have a commitment to CPD (Continuing Professional Development) which enables me to continuously be developing my practice, and keep up to date with new developments in the field. I am also fully insured and in regular supervision.


Qualifications:

Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy,
Diploma In Supervision,
BA,
PGCE.


Memberships:

UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
CABP - Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists
EABP - The European Association for Body Psychotherapy
ORG - The Oxfordshire Relational Group
OTS - Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-Development