Psychotherapy & Counselling in Witney

TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE


MY TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I am registered with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) Registration number: 981522. Click on UKCP.

I have completed 9 years of counselling and psychotherapy training in London:

Regent's College, Certificate in the Fundamentals of Counselling, July 1992
Roehampton Institute, Certificate in Substance Misuse: Prevention & Education, July 1994
CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, click on CCPE), Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, December 1997
LighterLife, Certificate in Obesity Counselling, June 1999
CCPE, Diploma in Supervision, December 2001
CCPE, Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, December 2003.

I am a graduate of Juliet Grayson's 2 year training course in couples and relationship therapy, November 2014. Click on Juliet Grayson.

I have also completed the training for StopSO (Stop Sexual Offending), October 2013. Click on StopSO.

MY EXPERIENCE

I have been working in the field of people development since 1980 and have been practising as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 1991.


I have run practices in London and the Cotswolds and am now based in Witney, Oxfordshire. I work with individuals and couples.

I have been working in the field of addictions since 1993 including alcohol, drug and eating problems, 9 years of which were spent in drug and alcohol treatment centres in London and Oxford. I work with both abstinence and harm minimisation and in conjunction with local treatment centres, where appropriate.

I also have 18 months experience working with LighterLife when I ran groups for men and women wishing to explore the psychological issues around obesity.

I have been working with employee assistance programmes (eap's) since 1996, working with stress-related conditions.

I have 10 years group therapy experience running both long term closed psychotherapy groups and themed groups including Assertiveness Skills, Anxiety Management, Stress Reduction, Eating Problems and Obesity Management and Women's Development Groups.

ISSUES WITH WHICH I HAVE EXPERIENCE

I have worked with a wide range of issues including:


* Relationship problems and couples work
* Sexual difficulties
* Sexual, Physical, Mental and Emotional Abuse
* Fear of Sexual Offending
* Bereavement and Loss
* Trauma and Developmental Trauma
* Dissociative Identity Disorder
* Personality Disorders
* Stress
* Depression and Suicidal Feelings
* Personal Identity
* Self-esteem
* Self-image
* Spiritual dilemas
* Lack of direction
* Life changes
* Anxiety and Panic Attacks
* Anger Management
* Developing Assertiveness Skills
* Infertility, Miscarriage and Termination
* Addictions including Alcohol, Food and Drugs
* Eating Problems
* Self-harm
* Disability, accident and illness
* Mindfulness skills and Meditation



SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE

I have been practising as a Supervisor of both qualified and trainee Counsellors and Psychotherapists and Pastoral Support and Key Workers in schools since July 2001 and I qualified with a Diploma in Supervision in December 2001. I work both individually and in groups.

For further information about my supervision experience, please go to the Supervision page.

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT AND FEES

If you wish to make an appointment or want to refer to my fee scale, please click on Making an Appointment and Fees.

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