Counselling in Summertown, Oxford

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Hannah Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
Hello there, I am Hannah, and I hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGdip), and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I imagine you are here because you are struggling right now. Perhaps you are feeling lost, stuck or confused. I aim to offer a warm, accepting space for you to work through whatever you bring, so that you can better understand yourself and your needs.
Hello there, I am Hannah, and I hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGdip), and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I imagine you are here because you are struggling right now. Perhaps you are feeling lost, stuck or confused. I aim to offer a warm, accepting space for you to work through whatever you bring, so that you can better understand yourself and your needs.
020 3838 0614 View 020 3838 0614
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Esther Jackson
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summertown, Oxford OX2
Sometimes we can feel unhappy but not know why, or maybe we know why but feel unable to change. We may have physical symptoms but suspect that psychological factors underlie them. We might recognise behaviours in ourselves that may obstruct our capacity to work, or make and maintain relationships. Or we may have doubts about ourselves, an underlying feeling that we are not getting the most from life. Whatever the issue, talking can help make your problems clearer, enabling you to understand and resolve them better.
Sometimes we can feel unhappy but not know why, or maybe we know why but feel unable to change. We may have physical symptoms but suspect that psychological factors underlie them. We might recognise behaviours in ourselves that may obstruct our capacity to work, or make and maintain relationships. Or we may have doubts about ourselves, an underlying feeling that we are not getting the most from life. Whatever the issue, talking can help make your problems clearer, enabling you to understand and resolve them better.
020 3835 5499 View 020 3835 5499
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Kina Malmberg-Lovatt
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 17 years experience, a qualified Couples Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I feel passionate about helping my clients, be it dealing with anxiety, depression, marriage and other relationship difficulties, addressing trauma including Complex-PTSD and childhood trauma, achieving personal growth or wanting to get on better in life or at work.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 17 years experience, a qualified Couples Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I feel passionate about helping my clients, be it dealing with anxiety, depression, marriage and other relationship difficulties, addressing trauma including Complex-PTSD and childhood trauma, achieving personal growth or wanting to get on better in life or at work.
01865 953324 View 01865 953324
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Rebecca Dalton -Motivating Minds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
Do you or a loved one have unhealthy habits that are becoming regular routines? Is anxiety, low mood or depression causing you to feel lost, helpless or worthless? Is drinking or using drugs becoming more frequent as a way of coping? Are personal and work relationships being affected? Is your mental or physical health affecting your motivation? Do you feel shame, remorse and loneliness? If you or someone you are supporting is experiencing any of these feelings then I can help.
Do you or a loved one have unhealthy habits that are becoming regular routines? Is anxiety, low mood or depression causing you to feel lost, helpless or worthless? Is drinking or using drugs becoming more frequent as a way of coping? Are personal and work relationships being affected? Is your mental or physical health affecting your motivation? Do you feel shame, remorse and loneliness? If you or someone you are supporting is experiencing any of these feelings then I can help.
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Natasha Lobanova
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is honest enough to acknowledge their issues and brave enough to voice them in the counselling room. The ability to ask for help when needed is an important component of a successful counselling relationships
My ideal client is honest enough to acknowledge their issues and brave enough to voice them in the counselling room. The ability to ask for help when needed is an important component of a successful counselling relationships
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Lynne Trenery
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summertown, Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
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.
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.
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Anne Calleja
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
01865 951780 View 01865 951780
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Blanka Geszti
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I work with children and adolescents from the ages 3 to 18, typically presenting with anxiety, depression, difficulties managing anger or stress, low self esteem, compulsive behaviours or negative body image.
I work with children and adolescents from the ages 3 to 18, typically presenting with anxiety, depression, difficulties managing anger or stress, low self esteem, compulsive behaviours or negative body image.
020 3960 5163 View 020 3960 5163
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Dr Louise Dalton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I’m Louise, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS with children, young people and parents. At your initial appointment, I will offer a friendly and welcoming space to think about what is troubling you or your family and explore what you hope to achieve through therapy. We will work together in partnership, drawing on your expertise about your family, and my knowledge and practical experience of a range of different evidence-based psychological therapies to reach your goals. Sessions may involve working individually with children, young people or parents, or family work.
I’m Louise, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS with children, young people and parents. At your initial appointment, I will offer a friendly and welcoming space to think about what is troubling you or your family and explore what you hope to achieve through therapy. We will work together in partnership, drawing on your expertise about your family, and my knowledge and practical experience of a range of different evidence-based psychological therapies to reach your goals. Sessions may involve working individually with children, young people or parents, or family work.
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Gabriella Papp
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summertown, Oxford OX2
Not accepting new clients
I am an Oxford-based counsellor and psychotherapist (MA, MSc) offering online and face-to-face counselling specialising in anxiety, depression, loss, disordered eating, abuse, trauma, self-esteem related and relationship issues. I will help you to build up your strength and resilience so that you can face life’s challenges with greater ease. Through therapy, you will learn how to make empowering choices, and regain control over your feelings, actions and relationships. My aim is to support you in releasing your emotional blocks and in finding resolution to painful past events so that you can live a more fulfilling life.
I am an Oxford-based counsellor and psychotherapist (MA, MSc) offering online and face-to-face counselling specialising in anxiety, depression, loss, disordered eating, abuse, trauma, self-esteem related and relationship issues. I will help you to build up your strength and resilience so that you can face life’s challenges with greater ease. Through therapy, you will learn how to make empowering choices, and regain control over your feelings, actions and relationships. My aim is to support you in releasing your emotional blocks and in finding resolution to painful past events so that you can live a more fulfilling life.
01865 951462 View 01865 951462
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Tara S Stanley
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I am a clinically trained psychotherapist with extensive experience in helping individuals overcome psychological challenges like anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction. My approach focuses on harnessing your strengths and struggles to empower you, cultivating trust, compassion, and self-understanding. Together, we will navigate the healing process, fostering inner agreement, clarity, and self-trust. I am deeply committed to your well-being and personal growth, providing a safe space to explore and address your concerns. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth unlocking your true potential.
I am a clinically trained psychotherapist with extensive experience in helping individuals overcome psychological challenges like anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction. My approach focuses on harnessing your strengths and struggles to empower you, cultivating trust, compassion, and self-understanding. Together, we will navigate the healing process, fostering inner agreement, clarity, and self-trust. I am deeply committed to your well-being and personal growth, providing a safe space to explore and address your concerns. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth unlocking your true potential.
020 3835 2587 View 020 3835 2587
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Sanya Arapovic
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I have more than 20 years experience in higher education, the private sector and the NHS. I provide warm, respectful and personally tailored therapy for adults, teenagers and their families, covering a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, stress, and PTSD. My training in a diverse range of psychological techniques allows me to offer therapy adapted to an individual’s needs.
I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I have more than 20 years experience in higher education, the private sector and the NHS. I provide warm, respectful and personally tailored therapy for adults, teenagers and their families, covering a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, stress, and PTSD. My training in a diverse range of psychological techniques allows me to offer therapy adapted to an individual’s needs.
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Sacha Barlow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, and often when life has not been easy. Choosing a therapy, and a therapist often adds to the confusion of obstacles to be overcome at such a difficult time. I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and qualified supervisor of other therapists. I do not claim to have the answers, but I can offer you a quiet calm space in which you can take time to explore your life with someone who is non judgemental and who wants to support you in your goals.
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, and often when life has not been easy. Choosing a therapy, and a therapist often adds to the confusion of obstacles to be overcome at such a difficult time. I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and qualified supervisor of other therapists. I do not claim to have the answers, but I can offer you a quiet calm space in which you can take time to explore your life with someone who is non judgemental and who wants to support you in your goals.
01865 411328 View 01865 411328
Photo of Dr Clive Sherlock, Psychologist in Summertown, Oxford, England
Dr Clive Sherlock
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
Whatever is wrong, what you want to change about yourself, how you feel, and how your moods and feelings affect you, depends on the emotion in you. To change your moods and feelings and how they affect your behaviour you need to work with the underlying emotion. Adaptation Practice is designed to do this. It is a safe and effective treatment for all emotional (that is, emotion-based) difficulties and problems.
Whatever is wrong, what you want to change about yourself, how you feel, and how your moods and feelings affect you, depends on the emotion in you. To change your moods and feelings and how they affect your behaviour you need to work with the underlying emotion. Adaptation Practice is designed to do this. It is a safe and effective treatment for all emotional (that is, emotion-based) difficulties and problems.
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Bernadette O'brien
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summertown, Oxford OX2
Seeking Psychotherapy takes courage. There may be a particular issue or challenge that you are facing, or you may just be feeling that things are not quite right. Perhaps you feel that you are not fulfilling your potential and living the life you had hoped. There may be some long standing patterns of behaviour or recurring blocks that you keep coming up against. Core Process Psychotherapy provides compassionate holding for difficult feelings and offers us the opportunity to look for more space, clarity and balance and in our lives.
Seeking Psychotherapy takes courage. There may be a particular issue or challenge that you are facing, or you may just be feeling that things are not quite right. Perhaps you feel that you are not fulfilling your potential and living the life you had hoped. There may be some long standing patterns of behaviour or recurring blocks that you keep coming up against. Core Process Psychotherapy provides compassionate holding for difficult feelings and offers us the opportunity to look for more space, clarity and balance and in our lives.
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Nexus Heart & Mind Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
We work with a wide range of issues that include common presentations such as anxiety, depression, childhood difficulties, historical abuse and social unease. We aim to provide you with the emotional freedom to explore the human conditions that challenge our general mental and emotional wellbeing. We do this by offering differing ways of working eg couple or individual counselling, mentoring and small group work.
We work with a wide range of issues that include common presentations such as anxiety, depression, childhood difficulties, historical abuse and social unease. We aim to provide you with the emotional freedom to explore the human conditions that challenge our general mental and emotional wellbeing. We do this by offering differing ways of working eg couple or individual counselling, mentoring and small group work.
01865 954012 View 01865 954012
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Ahmed Kandeel
Counsellor, BPC
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I worked with clients who had depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and some who suffered from childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and relationship problems. Some clients just needed to talk about a specific issue for the short term, and some preferred to have longer-term counselling to address underlying aspects of their personality. It's a journey to understand the self, and perhaps this understanding can make things move forward and incite a change
I worked with clients who had depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and some who suffered from childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and relationship problems. Some clients just needed to talk about a specific issue for the short term, and some preferred to have longer-term counselling to address underlying aspects of their personality. It's a journey to understand the self, and perhaps this understanding can make things move forward and incite a change
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Katherine Cavallo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years of clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and via my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist I support those navigating change or losses in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness, or regain confidence in finding the right relationship for them. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years of clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and via my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist I support those navigating change or losses in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness, or regain confidence in finding the right relationship for them. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
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Julia Belton
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Summertown, Oxford OX2
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in Oxford. I specialise in supporting young people, adults and families. As a former teacher I have a unique insight into how schools can support young people and if necessary I can facilitate communication between schools and families. For many years I have supported parents who face challenging situations, either individually, as a couple or in parent groups. I have over 20 years experience working with young people and adults both in schools and in private practice. Please get in touch for an informal chat or have a look at my website: juliabeltonpsychotherapy.co.uk.
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in Oxford. I specialise in supporting young people, adults and families. As a former teacher I have a unique insight into how schools can support young people and if necessary I can facilitate communication between schools and families. For many years I have supported parents who face challenging situations, either individually, as a couple or in parent groups. I have over 20 years experience working with young people and adults both in schools and in private practice. Please get in touch for an informal chat or have a look at my website: juliabeltonpsychotherapy.co.uk.
020 4538 2383 View 020 4538 2383
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Julie Jenner
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Summertown, 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.
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Number of Counsellors in Summertown, Oxford

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Summertown, Oxford who prioritize treating:

93% Self Esteem
90% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
73% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% AXA PPP
50% Aviva
25% Vitality

How Counsellors in Summertown, Oxford see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Summertown, 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.