I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working in Oxford and Witney providing thoughtful, effective therapy for adults, including students and young people aged 16 and over. I am experienced in helping many different people overcome various types of difficulty.
There are all sorts of feelings we may have that may cause you to consider therapy: we feel lonely, or unhappy with our relationships. We may lack confidence socially, or sexually. We may be troubled with intrusive, distressing thoughts. We may criticise ourselves in our minds, never feeling contented with whatever we do.
We may have developed all sorts of ways of coping, such as exercise, meditation, talking to a good friend, but feel that these sorts of coping mechanisms aren’t so effective, and don’t get to the core of the issue.
In therapy you get the opportunity to understand the way you think, and the way you relate to yourself and others. You get to understand why you might find things hard, what might be getting in the way for you, and how things can be different for you.
What therapy can help with
Relationship and sexual problems
Obsessive and repetitive thoughts and action
This is not an exhaustive list. Your reasons for coming will be specific to you.
What happens in therapy
After an initial consultation, we will meet at the same time and place each week for 50 minutes. We may meet for a pre-determined length of time, or on an open-ended basis. We can decide this during the initial consultation.
My work is influenced by a variety of therapeutic approaches: psychoanalysis, existential-phenomenology, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and person-centred therapy.
I enable an atmosphere in which a therapeutic relationship can develop and flourish, whilst also providing the insight needed for therapeutic change to occur.