Counselling in Abingdon

Photo of Jo Walliker, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Jo Walliker
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Abingdon OX13
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? My aim is to provide you with a safe, calm and non judgemental space to be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings. I can help with a wide range of issues including - Feelings of stress and anxiety, helping individuals to move on after a traumatic event, grief and bereavement. We can set your goals together and progress from there whilst we work towards the change you want.
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? My aim is to provide you with a safe, calm and non judgemental space to be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings. I can help with a wide range of issues including - Feelings of stress and anxiety, helping individuals to move on after a traumatic event, grief and bereavement. We can set your goals together and progress from there whilst we work towards the change you want.
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Photo of Katia Houghton, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Katia Houghton
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
My aim is to create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns and increase your self-understanding at your own pace and according to your individual needs. A secure therapeutic relationship, directed by what you want to bring to each session, is central to that process.
My aim is to create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns and increase your self-understanding at your own pace and according to your individual needs. A secure therapeutic relationship, directed by what you want to bring to each session, is central to that process.
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Photo of Sophie Elliot, Counsellor in Abingdon, England
Sophie Elliot
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Abingdon OX14
Please see website for availability. I am passionate about mental health and the impact that it has on children and young people. Social anxiety, isolation, low mood, difficult emotions and feeling different are but some of the challenges that can impact our loved ones.
Please see website for availability. I am passionate about mental health and the impact that it has on children and young people. Social anxiety, isolation, low mood, difficult emotions and feeling different are but some of the challenges that can impact our loved ones.
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Photo of Lorena Balbinot, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Lorena Balbinot
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience of working with trauma and complex trauma, PTSD & CPTSD, addiction, co-dependence, narcissistic abuse, sexual problems, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, compulsive behaviours, bereavement, grief, the LGBTQ+ community, low self-esteem and shame, racial trauma, attachment issues and disorders, dissociation and dissociative disorders, BPD, psychosis, self-harm and suicidality. For more information please visit my website, www.lorenabalbinot.com.
I have experience of working with trauma and complex trauma, PTSD & CPTSD, addiction, co-dependence, narcissistic abuse, sexual problems, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, compulsive behaviours, bereavement, grief, the LGBTQ+ community, low self-esteem and shame, racial trauma, attachment issues and disorders, dissociation and dissociative disorders, BPD, psychosis, self-harm and suicidality. For more information please visit my website, www.lorenabalbinot.com.
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Photo of John Bristow, Counsellor in Abingdon, England
John Bristow
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Abingdon OX14
Please check website for Availability - Hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping individuals achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon and can help support you with whatever you are going through. Experienced in working with neurodivergence , grief, anxiety & depression, trauma, relationships, gender, body issues, work stress, low self-worth, anger and many more of lifes difficulties too numerous to mention.
Please check website for Availability - Hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping individuals achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon and can help support you with whatever you are going through. Experienced in working with neurodivergence , grief, anxiety & depression, trauma, relationships, gender, body issues, work stress, low self-worth, anger and many more of lifes difficulties too numerous to mention.
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Photo of Sian Renwick, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Sian Renwick
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
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Photo of Nicola Kelly Counselling, Counsellor in Abingdon, England
Nicola Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX13
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
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Photo of Diana Rosdolsky, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Diana Rosdolsky
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
Trauma can have a negative impact on your life, even if it is long past. It can lead to anxieties, toxic relationships, addiction and/or self-harm. It can leave you unable to draw boundaries or feeling worthless and ashamed.
Trauma can have a negative impact on your life, even if it is long past. It can lead to anxieties, toxic relationships, addiction and/or self-harm. It can leave you unable to draw boundaries or feeling worthless and ashamed.
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Photo of Dr Josephine McInerney, Psychologist in Abingdon, England
Dr Josephine McInerney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Abingdon OX13  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
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Photo of Mia Sarosi - Internal Family Systems IFS Therapy, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Mia Sarosi - Internal Family Systems IFS Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX14  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is complex and multi-layered, and so when we are faced with a challenge we usually have a number of needs that benefit from being addressed at different levels. I aim to help you better understand your challenges, assist your healing process around traumas or blocks and coach you when you are ready to go forwards. My approach facilitates deeper, more profound connection to your core Self and helps to increase access your own incredible gifts and talents.
Life is complex and multi-layered, and so when we are faced with a challenge we usually have a number of needs that benefit from being addressed at different levels. I aim to help you better understand your challenges, assist your healing process around traumas or blocks and coach you when you are ready to go forwards. My approach facilitates deeper, more profound connection to your core Self and helps to increase access your own incredible gifts and talents.
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Photo of Serenna Wagner in Abingdon, England
Serenna Wagner
MA
Verified
Abingdon OX13
As a Music Therapist and professional Coach, I am interested in creative, innovative and science-backed ways in which I can help people with the challenges they face. I’m trained in a specialist area called Neurologic Music Therapy and I know that it is possible to harness the power of music to create real, lasting change. I work with clients who are experiencing a range of social, emotional and psychological difficulties. Specialisms include difficulties arising with neurodiversity, PTSD, anxiety and depression and substance abuse disorders. No musical ability or experience is required on the client's part: www.thisinnervoice.com
As a Music Therapist and professional Coach, I am interested in creative, innovative and science-backed ways in which I can help people with the challenges they face. I’m trained in a specialist area called Neurologic Music Therapy and I know that it is possible to harness the power of music to create real, lasting change. I work with clients who are experiencing a range of social, emotional and psychological difficulties. Specialisms include difficulties arising with neurodiversity, PTSD, anxiety and depression and substance abuse disorders. No musical ability or experience is required on the client's part: www.thisinnervoice.com
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Photo of Rebecca Johns, Counsellor in Abingdon, England
Rebecca Johns
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Abingdon OX13
Feeling Stuck? Not sure what to do next or what that may look like? Counselling can help by exploring the current presenting issue and reasons for its presence in the moment, with some past focus and exploration of the impact of the issue for you coming to therapy. I work with what you need in the room as I believe you are the expert of what is going on and using this to inform the way we tailor support to overcome what has brought you to therapy. I use an array of techniques to suit your needs working with anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues and long term illness.
Feeling Stuck? Not sure what to do next or what that may look like? Counselling can help by exploring the current presenting issue and reasons for its presence in the moment, with some past focus and exploration of the impact of the issue for you coming to therapy. I work with what you need in the room as I believe you are the expert of what is going on and using this to inform the way we tailor support to overcome what has brought you to therapy. I use an array of techniques to suit your needs working with anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues and long term illness.
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Photo of Karen Baker, Counsellor in Abingdon, England
Karen Baker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
You have made a decision to speak to someone but now you need to work out who? I'm really happy for you to contact me for a 15 min chat (online or by telephone) to see if you feel comfortable with me and the way that I work. My aim is to help you navigate through what might be a very difficult and distressing period of your life.
You have made a decision to speak to someone but now you need to work out who? I'm really happy for you to contact me for a 15 min chat (online or by telephone) to see if you feel comfortable with me and the way that I work. My aim is to help you navigate through what might be a very difficult and distressing period of your life.
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Photo of Ameda Blades, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Ameda Blades
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX14  (Online Only)
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available.
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available.
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Photo of NB Therapy, Counsellor in Abingdon, England
NB Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering a compassionate, professional and confidential approach. I can help you to facilitate the change you are looking for. We all have individual therapeutic needs. I can work with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, trauma and suicidal thoughts. I have many years experience working with survivors of sexual abuse both historical.
Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering a compassionate, professional and confidential approach. I can help you to facilitate the change you are looking for. We all have individual therapeutic needs. I can work with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, trauma and suicidal thoughts. I have many years experience working with survivors of sexual abuse both historical.
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Photo of Anne Calleja, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Anne Calleja
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
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Photo of Melanie Richards, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Melanie Richards
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Abingdon OX14
I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support but please be assured that I will do all I can to put you at ease. I am experienced in a wide range of issues, supporting clients from all walks of life including personnel from the emergency services. I offer a secure, confidential and professional relationship in the privacy of regular, reliable sessions. I also work as Clinical Lead with 13-25 year olds in a young persons service. My approach is holistic, in that I am interested in "the whole person".
I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support but please be assured that I will do all I can to put you at ease. I am experienced in a wide range of issues, supporting clients from all walks of life including personnel from the emergency services. I offer a secure, confidential and professional relationship in the privacy of regular, reliable sessions. I also work as Clinical Lead with 13-25 year olds in a young persons service. My approach is holistic, in that I am interested in "the whole person".
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Photo of Southcott Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Abingdon, England
Southcott Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Abingdon OX13  (Online Only)
I work using a Person Centred Approach and a blend of therapeutic approaches and skills. I offer consultations for individuals who want to explore, and improve their ability to manage emotion effectively, wish to enhance their relationship skills, and develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms whilst letting go of thinking/behaviour patterns that are having a detrimental effect in their lives.
I work using a Person Centred Approach and a blend of therapeutic approaches and skills. I offer consultations for individuals who want to explore, and improve their ability to manage emotion effectively, wish to enhance their relationship skills, and develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms whilst letting go of thinking/behaviour patterns that are having a detrimental effect in their lives.
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Photo of The Childrens Consultancy, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
The Childrens Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Abingdon OX14
The Practice is run by Kim S Lee Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. Kim has worked with Children and Young people since 1978 and has been in clinical practice for nearly 40 years. He has worked as a consultant and trainer for many child care organizations, and also acts as an expert witness in family law matters. The service is for children and young people suffering with a wide range of psychological and mental health difficulties.
The Practice is run by Kim S Lee Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. Kim has worked with Children and Young people since 1978 and has been in clinical practice for nearly 40 years. He has worked as a consultant and trainer for many child care organizations, and also acts as an expert witness in family law matters. The service is for children and young people suffering with a wide range of psychological and mental health difficulties.
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Photo of Tamara Jane Herrmann, Psychotherapist in Abingdon, England
Tamara Jane Herrmann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Abingdon OX13
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Abingdon

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Abingdon who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Depression
76% Stress
58% Trauma and PTSD
58% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
43% Cigna and Evernorth
43% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Abingdon see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Abingdon?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.