We are qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and members of various professional bodies, including the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The British Psychological Society, (BPS). We abide by our ethical frameworks and are fully insured and DBS checked.
Our experience covers work with adults and young people with a number of different presenting issues. We look forward to hearing from you.
BA Hons Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have a background in working with adults and young people from 11 years upwards.
I am an Integrative Humanistic counsellor and hold an additional professional qualification in counselling children and young people. Alongside my private practice, my work experience has involved working with a number of charities, including supporting families affected by addiction, working with young person's mental health service and as a secondary school counsellor.
I offer a secure, non judgemental space where we can work together to explore your thoughts and feelings. Counselling works differently for everyone and I endeavour to find a way of working with you that enables you to explore your own agenda, in a supportive, warm and sometimes challenging way.
My experience has included working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, self harm, intrusive thoughts, suicidal ideation, stress, anger, ADHD, identity and self esteem.
My fee is £60 per 50 minute session. I also offer sessions via zoom or by telephone. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss how we can work together.
BA Hons, Dip.Counselling, MBACP
I am a fully qualified Integrative Humanistic Counsellor who is registered with the BACP (British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and since qualifying I have undertaken specialist training and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) to work with children and adolescents. I am passionate about the benefits counselling can bring. Through my work I have experienced how therapy can improve mental health and wellbeing. I share the view that effective counselling is based upon the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client. This is developed through openness, trust and respect. I will offer you a safe confidential and nurturing space to be heard and feel held.
I have had extensive experience from more than 20 years experience working in the NHS. From 2013 - 2021 I worked in CAMHS Service (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner. I have experience of working in schools / universities counselling services and supporting families impacted by addiction. I currently work part time in an Oxford School offering counselling to pupils and staff.
I have experience of supporting and working with many mental health conditions, relationship issues, difficult life events & stress, obsessive and repetitive thoughts. This is not an exhaustive list. I fully understand that your reasons for seeking therapy will be personal to you.
Sessions are 50 minutes and charged at £60. Please feel free to discuss anything further or arrange an initial session.
DR REBECCA O'SULLIVAN
BSc Clinical Psychology, DCoP Counselling Psychology, MBPSS (accred).
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counselling Psychologist with 7 years of experience working with both adults and young people from the age of 13 upwards. My qualifications mean I not only have training in CBT, but also psychodynamic and integrative approaches. This includes approaches like mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). In addition to this, I am formally trained in CBT for insomnia, and have specialisms in emotion blindness, mindfulness and complex trauma. This wide-ranging expertise of approaches means I am able to shape my sessions to meet your individual needs.
Throughout my career, I have worked for a variety of organisations including the NHS, schools, universities, and mental health charities. This assortment of settings has given me experience of working with a range of presentations, which includes but is not limited to depression, anxiety, insomnia, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, bereavement, and personality disorders. More recently, I have been running my own private practice where I enjoy exploring holistic ways to ensuring enhanced wellbeing, in addition to working for The Group Therapy Centre which specialises in complex trauma.
I offer a safe and containing space where we can work towards creating a life that is more in line with your personal values, whatever that may look like.
I have Professional Liability Insurance, am DBS checked, and am registered with the ICO.
My fees are £65 per 50-minute session and I can offer face-to-face, zoom, and telephone appointments. I have a number of concessionary rate sessions available for students and for those on a low income. Please feel free to get in touch to arrange a free 20-minute telephone consultation where we may discuss how we can work together.
BSc Hons Psychology Dip Counselling,
Qualified Humanistic Integrative counsellor
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work to the Ethical Framework, which guides me to work ethically and safely and I attend regular Clinical Supervision.
Changes in your life may have created a loss of the person you once were. Perhaps you have conflicting feelings, or what once seemed to make sense may have become confusing. Situations may be familiar, yet uncomfortable and you may be wondering why you can’t move forward.
I can support you gain insight into your experiences and how they have shaped you. I believe that you hold the power within you to find the answers you seek and to make sense of who you are. I will notice reoccurring themes and sometimes this means helping you to look in more depth about what you are not saying.
Together we can explore your ways of being with others, your relationships and how you make sense. Sometimes you might like more creative ways to express your feelings, when words are not enough and you need something different.
There may be things you do not want to talk about yet. That is ok. Let’s notice your choice, how important this is for you and how this supports you. We can always come back to this if you feel ready enough. I respect and appreciate that it takes time to nurture the trust within our relationship to talk about difficult and painful things.
I have a body and mind approach. Our experiences are at least partly manifested in body sensations and illness. It may have been hard to notice how you truly feel about what is going on within and around you. Body sensations can tell us a lot about the truth of inner experiences and needs which have gone unmet.
I work from The Banbury Counselling Clinic on Fridays. I may have other times available on request. I hold sessions in person, online, over the phone and I also offer walk and talk counselling.
Counsellor and Psychotherapist MA (UKCP Accred)
Prior to my professional training in psychotherapy I worked in the medical film industry and later the prison service. I have also worked for the charities Sane (mental health), Aricas (domestic violence) and The House of St Barnabas in London offering support to the homeless and disadvantaged.
As a professional member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy I am bound by their strict code of ethics, have regular supervision and undertake ongoing CPD (continuing professional development) in order to maintain high therapeutic standards.
I can offer:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): used for those presenting with a range of difficulties including anxiety and depression. The work concentrates on identifying your thoughts (some of which you may not be aware of) that fuel your feelings. Once these thoughts are identified we can than work on challenging the unrealistic beliefs you have about yourself, others and the world. It is a collaborative approach to therapy and we would work as a team in order to make you feel better. The work usually takes between 6 to 12 sessions.
Classic or Traditional Therapy - (Psychodynamic): Sometimes before the CBT model can be usefully used it may be helpful to take a deeper look at particular life events that may be responsible for unhelpful repeating patterns of behaviour or situations you may find yourself in. Together we would work to uncover the underlying causes to gain deeper understanding of all your difficulties and then we would work to resolve these difficulties which will allow you to make the necessary changes. The work is open-ended with regular reviews.
My fee is £60 per session and £50 for zoom.
Person Centred Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor, MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and supervisor working with adults, children and young people (aged 6-18 years). Alongside my private practice, I work as a school counsellor in a local secondary school with students aged 11-18 years. My experience of working with adults, children and young people spans twenty years where I have worked in a variety of organisations which includes education, schools, home settings and social care.
Across this time and in my client work I have experience of working with parenting issues and family breakdown through separation and divorce, anxiety, depression, loneliness, abuse, trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm, autism, gender identity and everyday difficulties that life brings about.
My approach in therapy is person-centred, alongside this I use an integrative approach of other counselling modalities which include Gestalt, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Transactional Analysis. This way of working enables me to offer you sessions that are tailored to meet your individual needs to help you make sense of difficult feelings, unhelpful ways of thinking and help you work towards finding a way forward that feels more fulfilling for you.
I have Professional Civil Liability Insurance/DBS checked/ ICO registered.
My fee is £55 per 50 minute session. I offer student concessions and a sliding scale of payment for those on a low income.I also work remotely offering telephone sessions and video calls via Zoom.
Qualified Counsellor specialising in
teenagers and young people
I trained as a humanistic counsellor at Greenwich University, achieving an Fd.Sc in counselling in 2014. I have over 9 years experience working as a youth counsellor, both for the NHS and in my private practice. I also work as a school counsellor one day a week.
Adolescents and young people (aged roughly 10-24) experience a very wide range of issues, especially in these very stressful times. I have worked with clients dealing with issues including, but not limited to:
Abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bullying (including cyber-bullying), depression, disability, divorce, gender and sexuality, neuro-diversity (living with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc., in a world that doesn’t understand it), panic Attacks, peer pressure, trauma, school/university/exam pressure, self-esteem, self-harm, worries about the future.
My way of working is to meet the young person exactly as they are, and to listen with compassion and without judgment. Having a space and time that is entirely for them can be healing in itself and I aim to ensure they feel safe and respected at all times. I do not give advice, but instead help the young person feel empowered and enabled to become self-aware and confident to make their own healthy choices. I have training in creative therapy and find that most young people respond well to this approach.
I work face-to-face from the Banbury Counselling Clinic, and from a private counselling room which is also in the town centre. I am also happy to work on Zoom/Skype. I am insured and have an enhanced DBS.
Fees: £55 per session – please feel free to discuss with me if a reduction in price is needed.