firstname.lastname@example.org (5 minutes walk from Headington shops)
I decided to become a Counsellor as a result of the huge benefit and transformation I experienced through the process of being a client. Relationships, loss, anxiety, and shame were contributing to my deep unhappiness. During my first session I said “I need to understand why I am feeling like this or I might keep repeating these patterns for the rest of my life”
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Minster Centre)
Certificate in Couples Counselling (Revision)
Accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Member of OTS (Oxfordshire Therapy & Self Development) a varied working community of therapists offering a diverse way of providing therapy.
My belief is that three things contribute to the quality of the Therapist.
1) Quality of Counselling Training and Experience
Minster Centre training is particularly rigorous, challenging, and demanding in a practical/experience way, as well as academically. I have been a therapist with Oxford Mens Counselling Service for 4 years, and I have 7 years experience, as an Integrative Counsellor. I studied Relationship Counselling at Re-Vision in London
2) Therapists Experience as a client
Twelve years experience as a client in therapy has given me a belief in the transformative potential of therapy, that can lead to powerful, substantial and lasting changes in how we are in the world. I have learnt that therapy is about unblocking/removing certain things, and accepting other parts of ourselves that we cannot change. I have experienced the wide range of emotions that can occur during therapy. I believe this therefore prepares and enables me to be able to help whatever comes up for you.
3) Therapists life Experience, and an ability to continually challenge, learn and grow
I have an interest in continual professional learning and inner exploration. Being aware of my process helps me to be more aware of yours. I am part of OTS (Oxford Therapy & Self Development) which is a working community of qualified therapists
But what does all this mean? Will we be able to get along?
Your experience in therapy will depend on many things, such as what point you are at in your life, why you have come along, your overall personal circumstances, and importantly how you view or get along with the therapist. The best way to find this out is to come along for an initial session