Counselling in City Centre, Oxford

Photo of Henrietta Ray, Counsellor in City Centre, Oxford, England
Henrietta Ray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
Do the thoughts in your head spin so fast, it's hard to focus on anything? In today's fast-paced world, many people struggle with the weight of anxiety, stress and burnout. From academic and career pressures to social expectations/comparisons and relationship difficulties, these burdens can feel overwhelming. I offer understanding and support, without judgment, as you navigate life's challenges.
Do the thoughts in your head spin so fast, it's hard to focus on anything? In today's fast-paced world, many people struggle with the weight of anxiety, stress and burnout. From academic and career pressures to social expectations/comparisons and relationship difficulties, these burdens can feel overwhelming. I offer understanding and support, without judgment, as you navigate life's challenges.
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John-Henry Carter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
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.
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.
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Vaughan Myles Dutton
Psychologist, PhD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, offering online or in person therapy with adults. I also teach psychology from time to time, and carry out research into various social and psychological issues.
I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, offering online or in person therapy with adults. I also teach psychology from time to time, and carry out research into various social and psychological issues.
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Peter Good
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
City Centre, Oxford OX44
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, down, unmotivated? I understand that it can be difficult to know what to do next. I have experience of helping people make sense of these feelings, and find a path to improve their lives. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling with traumatic events, it can sometimes feel like nobody understands, and there is no clear path forward. This can impact your life, and those you care about. I have worked with many people who feel like this, and there is a way forward. I offer online sessions wherever you're based, and in-person sessions in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, down, unmotivated? I understand that it can be difficult to know what to do next. I have experience of helping people make sense of these feelings, and find a path to improve their lives. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling with traumatic events, it can sometimes feel like nobody understands, and there is no clear path forward. This can impact your life, and those you care about. I have worked with many people who feel like this, and there is a way forward. I offer online sessions wherever you're based, and in-person sessions in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
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Karina Nemcova
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, 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.
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Dr Annie Jones
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
As an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, I work with adults and young people in the areas of anxiety and depression, trauma, relationship breakdown, lifestyle change, bullying and low self-esteem, those coming out of abusive situations, especially involving narcissism, post-natal depression, birth trauma, grief and end-of-life care, gender and sexuality. I also work with people looking for a safe space to work through career challenges
As an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, I work with adults and young people in the areas of anxiety and depression, trauma, relationship breakdown, lifestyle change, bullying and low self-esteem, those coming out of abusive situations, especially involving narcissism, post-natal depression, birth trauma, grief and end-of-life care, gender and sexuality. I also work with people looking for a safe space to work through career challenges
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Dr Melissa Barkan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, 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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Yioulia Karagkouni
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
If you are casting around for a source of help to see you through what seems like a bewildering or difficult time, or you feel ready for a voyage towards self discovery I would like to offer a space where you can safely explore things beneath the surface.
If you are casting around for a source of help to see you through what seems like a bewildering or difficult time, or you feel ready for a voyage towards self discovery I would like to offer a space where you can safely explore things beneath the surface.
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Dr Gislene Wolfart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, 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.
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Dr Nithura Sivarajah
Psychotherapist, PsychD, HCPC-Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
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Bea Zanichelli-Sonego
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Here you are, considering whether you should talk to someone. Right now you may be feeling confused, tired, just wanting to make sense of your situation - I get it, and hope you will find the information provided here helpful. I am an experienced licensed and fully-insured Clinical Psychologist and Registered Counsellor, with 13 years of practice, and I have worked in a variety of settings - higher education, community, healthcare and independently, both in the UK and in South America. My approach is based on a number of well-regarded theoretical models, including psychodynamic psychotherapy (my primary influence) and CBT
Here you are, considering whether you should talk to someone. Right now you may be feeling confused, tired, just wanting to make sense of your situation - I get it, and hope you will find the information provided here helpful. I am an experienced licensed and fully-insured Clinical Psychologist and Registered Counsellor, with 13 years of practice, and I have worked in a variety of settings - higher education, community, healthcare and independently, both in the UK and in South America. My approach is based on a number of well-regarded theoretical models, including psychodynamic psychotherapy (my primary influence) and CBT
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Laura Tams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
Are you ready to feel different? Maybe you've had some big changes in your life that have left you feeling unsettled or maybe you're fed up with things staying the same and you're ready to make some changes. During therapy you will begin to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences providing you with valuable insight and leaving you empowered and ready to make positive changes in your life.
Are you ready to feel different? Maybe you've had some big changes in your life that have left you feeling unsettled or maybe you're fed up with things staying the same and you're ready to make some changes. During therapy you will begin to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences providing you with valuable insight and leaving you empowered and ready to make positive changes in your life.
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Lina Jordan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
It might be that you have a clear sense of the issues you'd like to explore or just a sense that something is not quite right - both are excellent starting points.Currently most of my work is with clients interested in changing their lives to align with their sense of who they are, not who they should be. For some, getting a stronger sense of self is the first step in the therapy. Partly my work is also with people who have experienced one or more traumatic events, including with a PTSD diagnosis - our focus then is on processing the trauma therapeutically to reduce the unwanted symptoms that interfere with daily life.
It might be that you have a clear sense of the issues you'd like to explore or just a sense that something is not quite right - both are excellent starting points.Currently most of my work is with clients interested in changing their lives to align with their sense of who they are, not who they should be. For some, getting a stronger sense of self is the first step in the therapy. Partly my work is also with people who have experienced one or more traumatic events, including with a PTSD diagnosis - our focus then is on processing the trauma therapeutically to reduce the unwanted symptoms that interfere with daily life.
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Susan Lee
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX33
When you are facing difficulties I believe that there is real value in talking to someone who has the training and experience to listen in a way that allows you to be fully understood. I am a qualified individual and relationship counsellor and have worked for the NHS as a registered nurse for over thirty years.
When you are facing difficulties I believe that there is real value in talking to someone who has the training and experience to listen in a way that allows you to be fully understood. I am a qualified individual and relationship counsellor and have worked for the NHS as a registered nurse for over thirty years.
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Dr Louise Fletcher
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
You'd like to feel better about yourself, your life, your future, but you're struggling to engage with life following physical illness. Navigating life's challenges, especially illness, can be daunting. It's more common than you might imagine to experience mental health concerns following illness, such as depression and anxiety. If you're feeling uncertain about how to cope, now might be a good time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop strategies that help you to fully engage with your life as it is now, so that you feel empowered to live well.
You'd like to feel better about yourself, your life, your future, but you're struggling to engage with life following physical illness. Navigating life's challenges, especially illness, can be daunting. It's more common than you might imagine to experience mental health concerns following illness, such as depression and anxiety. If you're feeling uncertain about how to cope, now might be a good time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop strategies that help you to fully engage with your life as it is now, so that you feel empowered to live well.
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Dolly (Wendy) McLaughlin
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, 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?
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Dr Saba Hassan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford and am registered with the HCPC. I have worked with a range of complex emotional needs with diagnoses such as PTSD, complex PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety disorders i.e OCD, phobias, GAD, depression, eating disorders, and mental health difficulties associated with neuro-developmental disorders (ASC & ADHD). I have (and still actively) worked in the NHS since 2017 across several settings including psychiatric inpatient wards, health psychology settings, adult ADHD and autism services, adult mental health teams and eating disorder services.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford and am registered with the HCPC. I have worked with a range of complex emotional needs with diagnoses such as PTSD, complex PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety disorders i.e OCD, phobias, GAD, depression, eating disorders, and mental health difficulties associated with neuro-developmental disorders (ASC & ADHD). I have (and still actively) worked in the NHS since 2017 across several settings including psychiatric inpatient wards, health psychology settings, adult ADHD and autism services, adult mental health teams and eating disorder services.
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Photo of Caroline Harrison, Psychotherapist in City Centre, Oxford, England
Caroline Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
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.
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The Childrens Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
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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Alberto Congosto Nunez
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Oxford OX1
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in City Centre, Oxford

100+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in City Centre, Oxford who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
80% Depression
79% Stress
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
60% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
65% AXA PPP
51% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in City Centre, Oxford see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in City Centre, 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.

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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.