WelcomeI am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist based in Blewbury (Oxfordshire, OX11), near Didcot, Wallingford and Harwell.
One in four Britons will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, according to the Mental Health Foundation and society's attitudes towards therapy has changed as a result of mounting stress. There have also been changes in what we know about how the mind works, how we make sense of what happens in our lives.
Many people, and from all walks of life, experience difficulties counselling can help with. It is an opportunity for you to talk in a way that won't affect family members or friends as well as a way of gaining new perspectives.
You may only need a short period of counselling, or benefit from a little more time in psychotherapy.
Counselling and psychotherapy, or talking therapy, can help you with a variety of problems; a relationship that doesn't work, feeling stuck, alone, anxious or in pain. Low self-esteem or self-worth may be dragging you down. It may be as if nothing has meaning any-more and you wonder who you really are.
I believe we are all different. Counselling is not a mechanical process. This means that certain counselling or therapy styles suit some people more than others. As a counsellor/psychotherapist I practice integrative therapy, meaning I draw from a range of approaches, including behavioural, person centred and mindfulness, to provide what feels right for you.
QualificationsI am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP). Being registered means I have done the requisite training and achieved and maintain the professional qualifications necessary for good practice.
I'm originally from the Netherlands and welcome Dutch speaking clients. I lived in London for many years where I worked for Victim Support, as a school counsellor for Place2be and in private practice before moving to Blewbury (near Didcot, Wallingford, Wantage and Goring).
Click (here) for more details about my qualifications. You can also see an Interview with me about domestic violence on YouTube.