Our minds can be confusing places at times. Especially when it comes to issues of mental health. It may feel hard to talk about certain things with friends and loved ones for many reasons, and it can feel like there’s no way to escape these problems. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to help you make more sense of your situation, help you throw your problems into a new light and perhaps give you a new perspective on what’s going on for you. I work in a holistic way, which takes into account you as a whole person and not just a problem that needs to be treated.
You’d like to feel better about yourself, your life, your future. You’ve probably tried several approaches to help yourself, but you’ve run out of ideas. You know that change is necessary. You want to do the work. Perhaps right now you’re just too ill, overwhelmed or exhausted to know what to do next. You know that you need a collaborator, Someone who will listen carefully to you. Someone who will support you while you figure it all out. Someone who will teach you new skills, if necessary. Someone who will help you to explore new ways of being in the world. Someone who will apply the best available science to your unique situation.
John-Henry graduated with distinction from Oxford University with an MSt in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is currently completing doctoral research at Oxford University on the psychoanalysis of dreams. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, John-Henry played professional rugby in several successful teams, winning the Guinness Premiership, European Cup and Varsity matches as Captain at Oxford University. He works privately in Oxford and in a clinic on Harley Street in London. He also offers online sessions, which can be combined with face to face meetings at your convenience.
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.
I work with a range of clients who are exploring questions of meaning and identity and seeking ways to live a more fulfilling life. Many of the clients who come to me are feeling overwhelmed and are looking to make changes in their lives, but do not know where to start and often have never had enough emotional support or space in which to explore their process and the recurring patterns in their life. Together, we work to understand issues such as anxiety, depression, a lack of motivation, authenticity, loss, or low self-esteem and look for a path to healing and growth.
Counselling 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 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.
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. Listen to the new podcasts @ https://www.buzzsprout.com/952159
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 with 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.
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 am a humanistic counsellor and take a holistic approach in understanding the unique experiences of my clients and their lives, the relationship with oneself, others, and the world around them. I value the uniqueness of every individual and provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic environment. Clients can express themselves freely, can feel understood, reflect on their experiences and recognise their inner resources and strength.
Are you finding it hard to manage the complexities of day-to-day life? Are you feeling anxious or concerned you can’t cope? I can help. I empower women going through periods of transition to understand themselves better: make sense, find meaning and go their own way. My 24-session programme of psychotherapy is for you if you're: going through a difficult time or embarking on a change; experiencing anxiety; struggling with relationships; or are unable to move on from a traumatic experience. I can help you understand what's happening and find new ways through. Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation.
Individuals or couples who want to explore relationship issues and work out what they want, whether in the relationship or out of it. I help clients identify patterns of destructive communication and rebuild connection. I work with individuals who need support with decision making about their relationship (or lack of one), who may be experiencing anxiety or low self -esteem as a result. Having worked extensively in the corporate sector for many years I also offer single session therapy for clients who feel they are at a career crossroads and would benefit from objective and constructive listening.
I love helping people and finding solutions to things, which is why I became a therapist over 25 years ago and developed my practice to include coaching and supervision. I am an experienced therapist with a warm, caring, open and direct approach. I have an active, therapeutic practice focusing on solutions and strategies to understand and address personal issues and problems. I have a global outlook having worked with with people from all backgrounds and nationalities and lived in different countries. I provide a safe, confidential space to explore your life and what you need moving forward.
The issues causing emotional and mental distress muddles our thoughts, feelings and actions, increasing anxiety and decreasing productivity. This cyclical spiralling jettisons our ability to think and decide leading to further panic. This is where I come in. As you invite me into your world, I support you as you gain insight and understanding to the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, actions and regain homeostasis and self-control. I offer space where you can safely practice effective responses, re-build self-confidence, increase self-awareness, embrace self-acceptance and practice the art of becoming you - warts and all!
If you always seem to be in unhappy relationships; suffer from anxiety or depression; feel angry all the time; are struggling with addictive behaviors; feel in constant emotional pain; or feel like no-one really listens to you properly or notices what you are going through; then I can offer you the time and space to be seen and heard, and start to work through what you are facing.
You may be feeling troubled by symptoms of anxiety and depression, confused and conflicted in relationships or wanting to develop something within yourself in order to live a fuller and more satisfying life. Therapy can offer you a safe and positive space in which you can compassionately explore and work through areas of conflict and confusion. Facing painful and conflicted feelings together can undo anxiety and misery and free you to become who you really are as a person, and to get the most out of life.
Maybe life feels overwhelming and you're feeling sad, anxious or struggling with your self-esteem. Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one, suffered a miscarriage or relationship breakdown. Maybe you’ve been made redundant, or are facing retirement. Or you've taken on caring responsibilities, are finding it difficult to cope with a physical health condition or dealing with infertility issues. Whatever your circumstances, we can explore your situation and what it means to you together. Whether you wish to move forward in some way, find acceptance, have an outlet for your emotions or talk without feeling sad, I can help.
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a 1st class B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling working from practices in Warwickshire and London. I have advanced training in Trauma Therapy which is very effective in dealing with PTSD and Psychological Trauma. If you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Abuse/Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction or Relationship issues, I can help to navigate your way through and aid your journey back to health. The key to a successful relationship is the therapeutic relationship built on trust and safety.
I understand what it means to strive for performance excellence and I know how our mental skills have the capacity to take our physical abilities beyond our perceived limits. I also know that the intangibles of our own thinking can place limits on our achievements. That's why I have dedicated the last ten years to the psychology of sport and performance. High performance people dedicate time and resources to optimising their physical potential and hold themselves accountable for working harder than their competition. As a former competitive athlete I am acutely aware of the need to work smart as well as hard.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in City Centre, Oxford are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in City Centre, Oxford then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in City Centre, Oxford, or Child Psychologists in City Centre, Oxford.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like City Centre, Oxford psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in City Centre, Oxford specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.