Male Counselling in Abingdon, ENG

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John Bristow
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abingdon OX14
Evening slots currently available (Apr 24). Thank you, and hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon on Thames in Oxfordshire, and can support you with whatever you are going through - either online or face to face.
Evening slots currently available (Apr 24). Thank you, and hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon on Thames in Oxfordshire, and can support you with whatever you are going through - either online or face to face.
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Ben Whitaker
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
You may be feeling life is difficult and challenging at the moment, struggling with anxiety or depression, or loneliness. You may have a general feeling of dissatisfaction making life difficult to manage. You may be struggling with a bereavement. You may find that you are feeling angry for much of the time. You may be looking for a way to alleviate your suffering and solve your problems in order to live a more satisfying life where you are more at ease with yourself and with other people. You might find it helpful to explore these thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. I hope to provide such a place.
You may be feeling life is difficult and challenging at the moment, struggling with anxiety or depression, or loneliness. You may have a general feeling of dissatisfaction making life difficult to manage. You may be struggling with a bereavement. You may find that you are feeling angry for much of the time. You may be looking for a way to alleviate your suffering and solve your problems in order to live a more satisfying life where you are more at ease with yourself and with other people. You might find it helpful to explore these thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. I hope to provide such a place.
01865 950929 View 01865 950929
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Randy Ulland
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Psychosynthesis and secondary trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Certified Practitioner) and EMDR (Levels 1-3). Drawing on the body, long history with Buddhist psychology and meditation, and over 12 years experience working with complex trauma in therapeutic communities in the NHS and the prison system, I work with clients to reframe mental health difficulties as psychospiritual opportunities to deepen our relationships and maximise our potential.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Psychosynthesis and secondary trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Certified Practitioner) and EMDR (Levels 1-3). Drawing on the body, long history with Buddhist psychology and meditation, and over 12 years experience working with complex trauma in therapeutic communities in the NHS and the prison system, I work with clients to reframe mental health difficulties as psychospiritual opportunities to deepen our relationships and maximise our potential.
01865 951783 View 01865 951783
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Mark Ellis
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
While my work encompasses a wide array of issues, such as trauma, anxiety and depression, I have a particular interest in relationships, sex, sexuality and gender. I work with adults and teenagers, in my office in East Oxford and online. My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming. I welcome people of all gender identities, relationship structures, sexual practices and orientations. I strive to be anti-racist and see this as life-long work. Whatever you may be experiencing, I am here to guide you through my therapeutic process, drawing on evidence-based techniques, together with deep empathy and careful attention to detail.
While my work encompasses a wide array of issues, such as trauma, anxiety and depression, I have a particular interest in relationships, sex, sexuality and gender. I work with adults and teenagers, in my office in East Oxford and online. My practice is LGBTQ+ affirming. I welcome people of all gender identities, relationship structures, sexual practices and orientations. I strive to be anti-racist and see this as life-long work. Whatever you may be experiencing, I am here to guide you through my therapeutic process, drawing on evidence-based techniques, together with deep empathy and careful attention to detail.
01865 587111 View 01865 587111
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Dr Sam French
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
I am a Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My therapeutic work is currently with adults and adolescents with no upper age limit. I can support people with wide range of mental health difficulties, and I have a special interest in OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, hoarding problems, and trauma. I work both face-to-face via my Oxfordshire clinic and online, and can offer a format flexible to your needs.
I am a Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My therapeutic work is currently with adults and adolescents with no upper age limit. I can support people with wide range of mental health difficulties, and I have a special interest in OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, hoarding problems, and trauma. I work both face-to-face via my Oxfordshire clinic and online, and can offer a format flexible to your needs.
01235 639398 View 01235 639398
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Michael William Cowdry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
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Daniel Sutton-Johanson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
Reasons to seek out therapy are, much like ourselves, varied, nuanced and complex. A deeply empathic, attentive presence, warmth and trust for how you process things and what you decide to bring to our sessions, are at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I provide a therapeutic relationship which, over time, creates a space in which deep healing can occur. I hope to help you see yourself and make meaning of your experience(s) in ways which were not available before. My work is therefore centred around attending to the whole person, with equal respect and worth for both content and process, both feeling and thinking.
023 9387 8735 View 023 9387 8735
Will Llewellyn
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I have been working in the NHS for more than 7 years and split my time between working in the NHS and Private Practice. I am experienced working with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including those who have been admitted to hospital. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment planning with individuals to help guide interventions that are meaningful for the them. I also carry out Autism assessments virtually at the cost of £1600, please contact for further information
I have been working in the NHS for more than 7 years and split my time between working in the NHS and Private Practice. I am experienced working with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including those who have been admitted to hospital. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment planning with individuals to help guide interventions that are meaningful for the them. I also carry out Autism assessments virtually at the cost of £1600, please contact for further information
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Alberto Congosto Nunez
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
There are times in life when some people may experience overwhelming feelings and behaviours that can persist even with the support of friends and loved ones. I'm a qualified accredited practitioner based in Oxford, UK. I have a solid track record of positive changes affirmed by my clients. I offer a consistent, competent and affordable service to all my clients regardless of their world views, cultural diversity and other factors. I help my clients resolve the challenges they may be dealing with or issues which are troubling them using a combined approach to therapy that best matches their characteristics and preferences.
There are times in life when some people may experience overwhelming feelings and behaviours that can persist even with the support of friends and loved ones. I'm a qualified accredited practitioner based in Oxford, UK. I have a solid track record of positive changes affirmed by my clients. I offer a consistent, competent and affordable service to all my clients regardless of their world views, cultural diversity and other factors. I help my clients resolve the challenges they may be dealing with or issues which are troubling them using a combined approach to therapy that best matches their characteristics and preferences.
01865 953384 View 01865 953384
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Dr Oliver Klott
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified Verified
Eynsham OX29
I am a Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Autogenic Therapist and offer Individual Psychotherapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Infant Parent Psychotherapy and Autogenic Training (meditative self-help technique for children and adults). The approach of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists seeks to look beneath the surface of difficult emotions, behaviours and relationships to help young people and their families to understand themselves and their problems. In addition to my private practice, I work for Oxford CAMHS and teach at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
I am a Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Autogenic Therapist and offer Individual Psychotherapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Infant Parent Psychotherapy and Autogenic Training (meditative self-help technique for children and adults). The approach of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists seeks to look beneath the surface of difficult emotions, behaviours and relationships to help young people and their families to understand themselves and their problems. In addition to my private practice, I work for Oxford CAMHS and teach at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
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Alan Neeld
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
For the past 25 years I have worked as a counsellor / psychotherapist. I also offer supervision to qualified and trainee therapists. Over the years I have gained a broad range of experience working with people from all walks of life, and from many cultures resulting in a good understanding of the requirements of both private individuals and corporate clients. My client base is broad and includes everyone from factory workers to professional footballers and actors. I feel it is important that a therapist can relate to their clients and this is something I excel at.
For the past 25 years I have worked as a counsellor / psychotherapist. I also offer supervision to qualified and trainee therapists. Over the years I have gained a broad range of experience working with people from all walks of life, and from many cultures resulting in a good understanding of the requirements of both private individuals and corporate clients. My client base is broad and includes everyone from factory workers to professional footballers and actors. I feel it is important that a therapist can relate to their clients and this is something I excel at.
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James Barnes MA., MSc.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
I firmly believe that we are fundamentally relational beings, ones that need security, understanding & care above all else. Real change comes not from trying to fix thinking patterns, self-concepts or the past, but in shifting relational dynamics in the here and now and finding new ways of being with another. This is what I focus on in therapy with my clients, and I draw on my background and experience in modern relational psychoanalysis, developmental theory, and in depth study of phenomenology & existential philosophy to look at what emerges and how that can inform meaningful change in your life.
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Daniel's Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
You may have been troubled by something for a while and have tried talking to friends or family, but how you feel hasn’t changed. You may be kept awake by anxiety or stress but you can’t put your finger on what it is that is keeping you awake. Or in fact you do know what is troubling you but have never been able to talk about it. Major changes in your life may have created a loss within the person you once were. Perhaps you feel that you lack purpose and that everything is hopeless. We as humans are very good at pushing things down inside, locking them in a box and marking them DO NOT OPEN, but eventually the box breaks open.
You may have been troubled by something for a while and have tried talking to friends or family, but how you feel hasn’t changed. You may be kept awake by anxiety or stress but you can’t put your finger on what it is that is keeping you awake. Or in fact you do know what is troubling you but have never been able to talk about it. Major changes in your life may have created a loss within the person you once were. Perhaps you feel that you lack purpose and that everything is hopeless. We as humans are very good at pushing things down inside, locking them in a box and marking them DO NOT OPEN, but eventually the box breaks open.
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Tobias Peyton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Hi, I'm Toby, an integrative therapist supporting your journey. My sessions create a safe, welcoming space for you to open up at your own pace. I offer non-judgmental therapy, valuing each client as an individual. Expect gentle guidance and support as we explore past, present, or future concerns for inner clarity.
Hi, I'm Toby, an integrative therapist supporting your journey. My sessions create a safe, welcoming space for you to open up at your own pace. I offer non-judgmental therapy, valuing each client as an individual. Expect gentle guidance and support as we explore past, present, or future concerns for inner clarity.
01293 305607 View 01293 305607
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Richard Neil Papworth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
Psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling has a distinct focus on events which have troubled us in the past, although we might not have awareness of them, and continue to trouble us in the present often through repeated patterns. There might not be any defined areas of concern for clients, and issues can be deep-seated; however, the therapeutic relationship aims to bring these aspects into consciousness in a manageable way so that they may be worked through safely. While psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling is often open-ended and can span several years, short courses of six months or less have also shown to be effective.
Psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling has a distinct focus on events which have troubled us in the past, although we might not have awareness of them, and continue to trouble us in the present often through repeated patterns. There might not be any defined areas of concern for clients, and issues can be deep-seated; however, the therapeutic relationship aims to bring these aspects into consciousness in a manageable way so that they may be worked through safely. While psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counselling is often open-ended and can span several years, short courses of six months or less have also shown to be effective.
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Mat Schencks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem. I work with both individuals and couples.
I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem. I work with both individuals and couples.
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Paul Hughes
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I see clients from across all ages, ethnicities and with an extremely wide range of issues. I help clients to come to grips with substance abuse, depression, all forms of anxiety and much more besides. I help my clients to summon the strength to put their issues behind them. I help them to find new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving. Whatever their goals might be, I help them to realise that they're strong enough, good enough and able to achieve them. I particularly specialise in working with clients on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum.
I see clients from across all ages, ethnicities and with an extremely wide range of issues. I help clients to come to grips with substance abuse, depression, all forms of anxiety and much more besides. I help my clients to summon the strength to put their issues behind them. I help them to find new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving. Whatever their goals might be, I help them to realise that they're strong enough, good enough and able to achieve them. I particularly specialise in working with clients on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum.
01865 600970 View 01865 600970
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Dr Yordan K. Zhekov
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or struggling with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing feelings you can't quite identify? Are you looking for help with various life challenging issues/situations? Have you got to the point where you can't go on alone and need someone else to help you? Whatever you are facing, you no longer have to do this alone, I am here to provide you with relevant support and address your needs. As an integrative counsellor I am using a compilation of therapeutic methods tailored to the individual's needs and goals providing an environment for enablement and empowerment of their achievement.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or struggling with everyday life? Perhaps you are experiencing feelings you can't quite identify? Are you looking for help with various life challenging issues/situations? Have you got to the point where you can't go on alone and need someone else to help you? Whatever you are facing, you no longer have to do this alone, I am here to provide you with relevant support and address your needs. As an integrative counsellor I am using a compilation of therapeutic methods tailored to the individual's needs and goals providing an environment for enablement and empowerment of their achievement.
01923 936765 View 01923 936765
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Anicca Moxley-Wyles (Online Practice)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe environment to help you understand yourself and your life. Counselling can support you to find your own insights, new ways of being with yourself and others, and work towards healing and freedom. It can be a space to get things off your chest, rest or reset, find perspective and understanding in life and relationships, as well as having someone to really hear and be with you as you share and explore what is difficult. My practice is informed by Buddhist philosophy and meditation, which I have been exploring and supporting others with for over 15 years, emphasising embodied awareness and compassion.
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Fiyaz Mughal Obe
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
Feeling anxious, stressed or panicky? You may be searching for counselling or something associated with anxiety & conditions such as prolonged stress, panic attacks, phobias or obsessions and compulsions related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Your search may be out of curiosity or it may be because you are looking for some help and assistance in managing these issues. Well, counselling & therapy is one route to ensuring better mental health & well-being & in managing these conditions so that you feel 'more in control'. Feeling 'more in control' also builds a sense of greater self-confidence, autonomy & personal capability.
Feeling anxious, stressed or panicky? You may be searching for counselling or something associated with anxiety & conditions such as prolonged stress, panic attacks, phobias or obsessions and compulsions related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Your search may be out of curiosity or it may be because you are looking for some help and assistance in managing these issues. Well, counselling & therapy is one route to ensuring better mental health & well-being & in managing these conditions so that you feel 'more in control'. Feeling 'more in control' also builds a sense of greater self-confidence, autonomy & personal capability.
020 8176 6785 View 020 8176 6785

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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.