Counselling in Oxford

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Jessica May Taylor
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I am an Art Psychotherapist and Systemic Family Practitioner with over 10 years' experience working with individuals, couples and families across the age range. I draw on frameworks ranging from systemic to existential and psychodynamic and also practice EMDR therapy. I work with warmth and curiosity to help people in distress navigate a path of finding meaning, richness, aliveness and connection within and from difficult and challenging experiences. I am also trained in EFT (emotionally focussed couples therapy) and currently have a waiting list for couples looking for therapy.
I am an Art Psychotherapist and Systemic Family Practitioner with over 10 years' experience working with individuals, couples and families across the age range. I draw on frameworks ranging from systemic to existential and psychodynamic and also practice EMDR therapy. I work with warmth and curiosity to help people in distress navigate a path of finding meaning, richness, aliveness and connection within and from difficult and challenging experiences. I am also trained in EFT (emotionally focussed couples therapy) and currently have a waiting list for couples looking for therapy.
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Julie Jenner
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
We are in some challenging times and there is opportunity for both support with 'here and now issues' and deeper exploration of being you. I am an experienced and highly trained Integrative Body Psychotherapist, Couples Psychotherapist and Trauma Recovery Specialist having been in the field for over 24 years. I help you experientially with life and relationship challenges in a mind, body and spirit process. I include the neurobiology of relationship, attachment, internal parts systems, transgenerational trauma recovery, birth psychology and transpersonal realms. Professional Supervision, Training and Consultancy available.
We are in some challenging times and there is opportunity for both support with 'here and now issues' and deeper exploration of being you. I am an experienced and highly trained Integrative Body Psychotherapist, Couples Psychotherapist and Trauma Recovery Specialist having been in the field for over 24 years. I help you experientially with life and relationship challenges in a mind, body and spirit process. I include the neurobiology of relationship, attachment, internal parts systems, transgenerational trauma recovery, birth psychology and transpersonal realms. Professional Supervision, Training and Consultancy available.
020 8138 0462 View 020 8138 0462
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Dr Melissa Barkan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
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Alan Jiang
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Hello! I imagine you've reached this page because you're looking for a counsellor. Maybe you've found life stressful recently, or maybe you've been struggling for a long time. Maybe you want to forge a path forward, or maybe you want to look back, and understand what has brought you here. Whatever you're going through, I can offer you a safe space where you can explore your inner thoughts and feelings, develop an understanding of your patterns, and move towards a better life on your own terms. I am available either through video call or in-person in East Oxford.
Hello! I imagine you've reached this page because you're looking for a counsellor. Maybe you've found life stressful recently, or maybe you've been struggling for a long time. Maybe you want to forge a path forward, or maybe you want to look back, and understand what has brought you here. Whatever you're going through, I can offer you a safe space where you can explore your inner thoughts and feelings, develop an understanding of your patterns, and move towards a better life on your own terms. I am available either through video call or in-person in East Oxford.
01865 638615 View 01865 638615
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Megan Prowse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
Hi there! I would very much like to help you with your difficulties. I am currently providing online and phone therapy sessions rather than any face to face sessions. I have worked within and outside of the NHS for over 10 years specialising in anxiety/depression/trauma/ physical illness/ self esteem. However as a Clinical Psychologist I work with all ages and difficulties either individually or with couples and families. I am fully accredited as CBT therapist as well as a Clinical Psychologist so draw on many different therapies to tailor treatment to suit your needs.
Hi there! I would very much like to help you with your difficulties. I am currently providing online and phone therapy sessions rather than any face to face sessions. I have worked within and outside of the NHS for over 10 years specialising in anxiety/depression/trauma/ physical illness/ self esteem. However as a Clinical Psychologist I work with all ages and difficulties either individually or with couples and families. I am fully accredited as CBT therapist as well as a Clinical Psychologist so draw on many different therapies to tailor treatment to suit your needs.
01865 900924 View 01865 900924
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Joanne Carney-Osborne
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Hello, I am Joanne. I have been a family therapist in the NHS for over 20yrs. I have recently retired from working with young people and their families in Camhs and now I am offering family therapy privately. I have also worked as a family therapist in Adult Psychological Services. I work with families facing difficulties with mental health issues which are then impacting on communication/relationships within the family.
Hello, I am Joanne. I have been a family therapist in the NHS for over 20yrs. I have recently retired from working with young people and their families in Camhs and now I am offering family therapy privately. I have also worked as a family therapist in Adult Psychological Services. I work with families facing difficulties with mental health issues which are then impacting on communication/relationships within the family.
020 4538 0929 View 020 4538 0929
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Caroline Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
Talking therapy is my vocation and professional passion. I am of dual heritage and have a background in languages: Communicating and listening are at the heart of my practice. My training was in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. This approach draws from the major therapeutic schools of thought. I think about what you feel on many levels and help you to find your own understanding. Whatever you wish to share, I give you time to reflect. I also work relationally. This means that the trusting partnership we develop will allow you to notice how you relate to yourself and others.
Talking therapy is my vocation and professional passion. I am of dual heritage and have a background in languages: Communicating and listening are at the heart of my practice. My training was in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. This approach draws from the major therapeutic schools of thought. I think about what you feel on many levels and help you to find your own understanding. Whatever you wish to share, I give you time to reflect. I also work relationally. This means that the trusting partnership we develop will allow you to notice how you relate to yourself and others.
01865 950944 View 01865 950944
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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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Inner Citadel
PhD
Verified Verified
Oxford OX44
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
01865 638842 View 01865 638842
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Natasha Budd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
I appreciate how difficult taking the first step can be and that the thought of counselling can be daunting. I offer a warm and safe space to listen, without judgement to any issues you feel are holding you back. I have worked with bereaved clients for 2 years and also in a local Men’s counselling agency dealing with mental health issues and a range of difficulties life can bring. I have worked in a domestic violence charity and feel that I can relate to needing support at difficult times.
I appreciate how difficult taking the first step can be and that the thought of counselling can be daunting. I offer a warm and safe space to listen, without judgement to any issues you feel are holding you back. I have worked with bereaved clients for 2 years and also in a local Men’s counselling agency dealing with mental health issues and a range of difficulties life can bring. I have worked in a domestic violence charity and feel that I can relate to needing support at difficult times.
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Photo of Jayne Chadwick, BACP, Counsellor
Jayne Chadwick
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Based in both Cowley, Oxford, and also close to Newbury, I provide a non judgemental and compassionate space away from the complexities of your world to explore what is important to you. Maybe you are having difficulties in your relationships with others, or are having trouble feeling heard. Maybe you are feeling stuck and need a different framework to make sense of it all. Maybe you are dealing with loss of people or dreams, that are new or old that needs to be acknowledged and processed. It can be daunting to take the first step towards exploring what we need ourselves. I hope to take that journey with you at your pace.
Based in both Cowley, Oxford, and also close to Newbury, I provide a non judgemental and compassionate space away from the complexities of your world to explore what is important to you. Maybe you are having difficulties in your relationships with others, or are having trouble feeling heard. Maybe you are feeling stuck and need a different framework to make sense of it all. Maybe you are dealing with loss of people or dreams, that are new or old that needs to be acknowledged and processed. It can be daunting to take the first step towards exploring what we need ourselves. I hope to take that journey with you at your pace.
01865 638824 View 01865 638824
Photo of Dr Tanya Lecchi, PhD, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Tanya Lecchi
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist, Registered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), Integrative Psychotherapist, and Mindfulness Teacher. I offer a safe and confidential space, supporting clients who would like to develop more awareness of their inner world and its impact on their current challenges and ways of relating.
I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist, Registered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), Integrative Psychotherapist, and Mindfulness Teacher. I offer a safe and confidential space, supporting clients who would like to develop more awareness of their inner world and its impact on their current challenges and ways of relating.
01780 438659 View 01780 438659
Photo of Sophie Jane Miller, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Sophie Jane Miller
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford OX44
Are you stuck, finding life hard to manage or struggling with neurodiversity? Work with me to reconnect with your authentic self, the things that bring you joy and not get stuck on automatic pilot, playing parts that don't work any longer. You don't need to be unwell to benefit from psychosynthesis or mindfulness, although most people come to therapy when something gets stuck or unworkable in their lives. Whatever your reason to seek help, I believe in reconnecting you with what makes your heart sing.
Are you stuck, finding life hard to manage or struggling with neurodiversity? Work with me to reconnect with your authentic self, the things that bring you joy and not get stuck on automatic pilot, playing parts that don't work any longer. You don't need to be unwell to benefit from psychosynthesis or mindfulness, although most people come to therapy when something gets stuck or unworkable in their lives. Whatever your reason to seek help, I believe in reconnecting you with what makes your heart sing.
01865 900904 View 01865 900904
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Helaina Clinical Sexology
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
My service is provided as a specialist sex and relationship therapist. I aim to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual preferences. I am kink aware and knowledgable and take a sex positive approach. Specific issues covered include: erection problems, inability to orgasm, low sexual desire, painful intercourse, premature/early ejaculation, problematic porn use, relationship problems–couples/poly, (sex, gender, erotic, relationship) identity, BDSM, kinks and fetishes, vaginismus
My service is provided as a specialist sex and relationship therapist. I aim to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual preferences. I am kink aware and knowledgable and take a sex positive approach. Specific issues covered include: erection problems, inability to orgasm, low sexual desire, painful intercourse, premature/early ejaculation, problematic porn use, relationship problems–couples/poly, (sex, gender, erotic, relationship) identity, BDSM, kinks and fetishes, vaginismus
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Photo of Dr Gislene Wolfart, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Gislene Wolfart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
Hello, I am the Lead Psychologist at Oxford Mind & Body, where I work alongside a great group of professionals offering therapy to those aged 16 years and older. We are trained in a variety of psychotherapy approaches and together we treat many different conditions (including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, relationship difficulties and bereavement, amongst others). We also specialise in the treatment of eating disorders and their co-morbidities. We appreciate the uniqueness of our clients and we aim to tailor our skills to suit our clients' needs.
Hello, I am the Lead Psychologist at Oxford Mind & Body, where I work alongside a great group of professionals offering therapy to those aged 16 years and older. We are trained in a variety of psychotherapy approaches and together we treat many different conditions (including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, relationship difficulties and bereavement, amongst others). We also specialise in the treatment of eating disorders and their co-morbidities. We appreciate the uniqueness of our clients and we aim to tailor our skills to suit our clients' needs.
01865 638974 View 01865 638974
Photo of Dolly (Wendy) McLaughlin, MUKCP, Counsellor
Dolly (Wendy) McLaughlin
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Adults, Children, couples and families. Suffering anxiety, depression, effects of trauma or just want to review some difficult years?
Adults, Children, couples and families. Suffering anxiety, depression, effects of trauma or just want to review some difficult years?
01865 671997 View 01865 671997
Photo of Christina Elizabeth Lee, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Christina Elizabeth Lee
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
If you want to feel happier, less stressed, more appreciative about yourself and your life, then I am here to support you. With 20 years experience in counselling, I believe therapy is a creative act that can change your life. My clients often tell me how much they enjoy our sessions together. I can assist you to understand your inner self, and teach you some great tools to help you move past anxiety or low mood or low self esteem, and start to make the changes you want to. I have plenty of tools to help you with OCD, PTSD or trauma. Please have a look at my website and feel welcome to give me call and have a free chat.
If you want to feel happier, less stressed, more appreciative about yourself and your life, then I am here to support you. With 20 years experience in counselling, I believe therapy is a creative act that can change your life. My clients often tell me how much they enjoy our sessions together. I can assist you to understand your inner self, and teach you some great tools to help you move past anxiety or low mood or low self esteem, and start to make the changes you want to. I have plenty of tools to help you with OCD, PTSD or trauma. Please have a look at my website and feel welcome to give me call and have a free chat.
01276 543408 View 01276 543408
Photo of Lea Trauma depression Anxiety Sexual Addiction Getu, PhD, Psychotherapist
Lea Trauma depression Anxiety Sexual Addiction Getu
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
I have had deep passion for more than 20 years to work as a psychotherapist. I have worked 18 years in private practice and 6 years for NHS. I have facilitated groups for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and taught psychotherapy more than 10 years at Regents University, London where I am currently a lead lecturer on the Foundation course. I have specialized working with issues related to trauma. My PhD is related to Female-to-Female Child Sexual Abuse. However, I work with wide range of issues including e.g. depression. My approach is integrative and having a personal approach depending on your needs.
I have had deep passion for more than 20 years to work as a psychotherapist. I have worked 18 years in private practice and 6 years for NHS. I have facilitated groups for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and taught psychotherapy more than 10 years at Regents University, London where I am currently a lead lecturer on the Foundation course. I have specialized working with issues related to trauma. My PhD is related to Female-to-Female Child Sexual Abuse. However, I work with wide range of issues including e.g. depression. My approach is integrative and having a personal approach depending on your needs.
01865 951200 x077379 View 01865 951200 x077379
Photo of Karina Nemcova, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Karina Nemcova
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Many people who seek counselling or psychotherapy have found themselves experiencing relationship problems or emotional difficulties, however, therapy can also benefit those who are curious about themselves and wish to engage in therapy for personal growth.
Many people who seek counselling or psychotherapy have found themselves experiencing relationship problems or emotional difficulties, however, therapy can also benefit those who are curious about themselves and wish to engage in therapy for personal growth.
01865 638718 View 01865 638718
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Yioulia Karagkouni
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
If you feel ready for a voyage towards self discovery or you are casting around for a source of help to see you through what seems like a bewildering or difficult time, I would like to offer a space where you can safely explore things beneath the surface.
If you feel ready for a voyage towards self discovery or you are casting around for a source of help to see you through what seems like a bewildering or difficult time, I would like to offer a space where you can safely explore things beneath the surface.
07475 025641 View 07475 025641

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Oxford

200+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Oxford who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
80% Depression
77% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
59% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
61% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in Oxford see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Oxford?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.