MSc, PgDipEd, DipCPC,
RGN RM RSCN RCNT retired
I am a trained nurse (adult and children’s branches) and midwife. Having lived and worked in Southern Africa for many years I have retired as a lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.
I am a counsellor in 3 GP practices in West Oxfordshire and run my own counselling and training consultancy.
In addition to counselling training I hold a Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling and Certificates in Trauma Management.
I am an accredited counsellor with ACC and on the National Voluntary Register for accredited therapists.
I practice using mainly humanistic, person centred approaches, often involving CBT and psychodynamic work and utilising therapetic creativity as appropriate. Counseling is always person centred and tailor made to fit each person’s needs.
I have recently become a Trainer for the ACC Pastoral Carers' Course
Counselling is a type of psychotherapy that allows people cope with mourning and other types of loss which may follow the loss of loved ones, or even a change in circumstance that trigger feelings of grief.
Grief counselling feel that everyone experiences and expresses grief in their own way, it is not uncommon for a person to withdraw from their family and friends and many feel a sense of helpless; some can be angry and want to take action. Some may even laugh.
Within Counselling Grief the counsellor can expect a wide range of emotion and behaviour associated with the sense of loss. Where emotional support is not available, counselling can provide a conduit which allows a healthy outcome for the patient.
It’s often essential for Grief counselling when a person is so disabled by their grief, overwhelmed by loss to the extent that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down.
Very often people feel exhausted which in turn leads to trouble in concentrating on even simple tasks. Eating and sleeping can be affected and through counselling can often help in the resolution.
Counselling is also a very personal service and it is not unusual to feel you are the only person in the world with your problem, with my sessions I can help you to start your journey to recovery.
You can expect to be treated with respect and confidence as we work together.
The service I provide is unique to you and no matter what you feel the issue may be, I am happy to talk with sensitivity and confidentially to help you decide if counselling is for you.
You are never pressured into taking session and you are free to end them when you need to.
All it takes is a simple call or email to see if a session is ideal for you, so why not call 07765 686955 or email email@example.com today.