Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Oxford

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Dr Tanya Lecchi
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Oxford OX44
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
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Sophie Jane Miller
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford OX44
Alongside talking therapy in Psychosynthesis, I use practices from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
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.
Alongside talking therapy in Psychosynthesis, I use practices from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
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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Kina Malmberg-Lovatt
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I integrate theories and methods from key psychotherapy orientations, including Transpersonal, Psychodynamic and Jungian as well as Transactional Analysis (TA) and Mindfulness.
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 integrate theories and methods from key psychotherapy orientations, including Transpersonal, Psychodynamic and Jungian as well as Transactional Analysis (TA) and Mindfulness.
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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Dr Susannah Jenner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches (including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and mindfulness) and will use these, along with compassion and empathy, to work with you to reach your goals.
I aim to help and support people to overcome the difficult struggles that life can throw at us: when our anxieties and worries can grip us so tightly we feel paralysed by them. Or when life can feel so dark and overwhelming, we want to stay in bed all day and wish the world away, but then are filled with guilt and self-loathing that we have not done any of the things on our to do list. Or when all the shine has gone from our life, and no matter how much we try and get a ‘work-life balance’, we still feel exhausted, hollow, and our thinking is still foggy. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), and stress/burnout.
I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches (including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and mindfulness) and will use these, along with compassion and empathy, to work with you to reach your goals.
I aim to help and support people to overcome the difficult struggles that life can throw at us: when our anxieties and worries can grip us so tightly we feel paralysed by them. Or when life can feel so dark and overwhelming, we want to stay in bed all day and wish the world away, but then are filled with guilt and self-loathing that we have not done any of the things on our to do list. Or when all the shine has gone from our life, and no matter how much we try and get a ‘work-life balance’, we still feel exhausted, hollow, and our thinking is still foggy. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), and stress/burnout.
020 3823 6576 View 020 3823 6576
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Tamara Jane Herrmann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
I offer talking therapy but with creative approaches for example I integrate mindfulness techniques when appropriate .
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
I offer talking therapy but with creative approaches for example I integrate mindfulness techniques when appropriate .
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
01865 411134 View 01865 411134
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Flora Winchester
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Hello, and thank you for reading my profile. Are you looking for long-term, in-depth, psychotherapy? Or do you have a particular issue you need to explore in counselling? Perhaps you're a qualified practitioner looking for a clinical supervisor. I could be that person for you, if we find we are a good fit. Whichever best describes you, my work is underpinned with an understanding of spirituality as a personal jorney into the nature of suffering. I think of spirituality as a pathway to self-development. Specifically, I work with mindfulness and Buddhist psychology to explore your current state of being, in mind, body and spirit.
Hello, and thank you for reading my profile. Are you looking for long-term, in-depth, psychotherapy? Or do you have a particular issue you need to explore in counselling? Perhaps you're a qualified practitioner looking for a clinical supervisor. I could be that person for you, if we find we are a good fit. Whichever best describes you, my work is underpinned with an understanding of spirituality as a personal jorney into the nature of suffering. I think of spirituality as a pathway to self-development. Specifically, I work with mindfulness and Buddhist psychology to explore your current state of being, in mind, body and spirit.
07480 773129 View 07480 773129
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Laura Tams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I incorporate a number of theoretical models and approaches into therapy including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focussed therapy, psychodynamic therapy, systemic therapy and mindfulness.
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.
I incorporate a number of theoretical models and approaches into therapy including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focussed therapy, psychodynamic therapy, systemic therapy and mindfulness.
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.
01235 425306 View 01235 425306
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Sleep Well Oxford - Oxford Sleep Clinic
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
With insomnia, the evidence-based treatment is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, but Dr Gavriloff's background includes training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Mindfulness-based Therapy for Insomnia.
Sleep Well Oxford is an online sleep clinic providing diagnostics and evidence-based treatment for a range of non-respiratory sleep disorders, including insomnia. It is run by Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, a Clinical Psychologist and ESRS Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist. As well as running Sleep Well Oxford, Dr Gavriloff works for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he runs a non-respiratory sleep service, and for the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford where he is a Clinical Tutor in Sleep Medicine and leads the training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
With insomnia, the evidence-based treatment is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, but Dr Gavriloff's background includes training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Mindfulness-based Therapy for Insomnia.
Sleep Well Oxford is an online sleep clinic providing diagnostics and evidence-based treatment for a range of non-respiratory sleep disorders, including insomnia. It is run by Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, a Clinical Psychologist and ESRS Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist. As well as running Sleep Well Oxford, Dr Gavriloff works for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he runs a non-respiratory sleep service, and for the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford where he is a Clinical Tutor in Sleep Medicine and leads the training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
01865 953380 View 01865 953380
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Dr Michael Eisen
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
If you are feeling stressed, low, or unsure about your direction in life, then perhaps I can help. My approach is rooted in mindfulness, but as a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapies, and so can weave them together to produce the right therapy for you. Using mindfulness-based therapy you can learn to step back from your thoughts, stop struggling with your feelings, and live the life you want. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation, so you can make sure that I am the right person to work with.
If you are feeling stressed, low, or unsure about your direction in life, then perhaps I can help. My approach is rooted in mindfulness, but as a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapies, and so can weave them together to produce the right therapy for you. Using mindfulness-based therapy you can learn to step back from your thoughts, stop struggling with your feelings, and live the life you want. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation, so you can make sure that I am the right person to work with.
020 3667 9865 View 020 3667 9865
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Dr Joanne Ablett (Flow Clinical Psychology)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Models include EMDR, ACT, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Yoga Therapy.
I work supporting and coaching individuals to improve their overall wellbeing with a mind-body approach using both psychology and somatic methods in an integrated way. If you are struggling with the flow in your life, in any area, whether it be health, work, relationships, past or a bit of everything, please do get in touch for a collaborative and tailored approach to your needs. I am particularly interested in the how trauma can be expressed through the body and skilled in working holistically with the impact of physical symptoms. Lets help you to move forwards with your goals, whatever they may be.
Models include EMDR, ACT, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Yoga Therapy.
I work supporting and coaching individuals to improve their overall wellbeing with a mind-body approach using both psychology and somatic methods in an integrated way. If you are struggling with the flow in your life, in any area, whether it be health, work, relationships, past or a bit of everything, please do get in touch for a collaborative and tailored approach to your needs. I am particularly interested in the how trauma can be expressed through the body and skilled in working holistically with the impact of physical symptoms. Lets help you to move forwards with your goals, whatever they may be.
01925 948102 View 01925 948102
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Laura Baluta
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I integrate elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and mindfulness practices to enhance our work together.
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
I integrate elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and mindfulness practices to enhance our work together.
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
01905 969069 View 01905 969069
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Celestia Spong Mindfulness Life Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
My mission is to provide an authentic, safe therapeutic space to help you navigate the challenges & complexities of life. Whether you’re experiencing overwhelm, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, existential crisis or spiritual awakening, lack of boundaries, repeating unhealthy patterns, or dealing with grief & loss, I can help you find some relief from these challenges, and help you to move towards deep personal healing and growth. I predominantly use a combination of the following psychotherapeutic modalities: Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based approaches, Gestalt Psychotherapy, & Somatic therapy.
My mission is to provide an authentic, safe therapeutic space to help you navigate the challenges & complexities of life. Whether you’re experiencing overwhelm, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, existential crisis or spiritual awakening, lack of boundaries, repeating unhealthy patterns, or dealing with grief & loss, I can help you find some relief from these challenges, and help you to move towards deep personal healing and growth. I predominantly use a combination of the following psychotherapeutic modalities: Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based approaches, Gestalt Psychotherapy, & Somatic therapy.
020 3872 2709 View 020 3872 2709
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Dr Nargis Islam
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
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Mike Sands
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
I provide a safe therapeutic space in which the problems and mysteries of being human can be explored respectfully and creatively. My aim is to bring insight and understanding to the challenges in your life, facilitating growth and change. My approach is collaborative but you would remain in control, determining the pace of therapy, the material you bring, when and how we address deeply painful or traumatic issues, the duration of your therapy and eventually how we end it. ​
I provide a safe therapeutic space in which the problems and mysteries of being human can be explored respectfully and creatively. My aim is to bring insight and understanding to the challenges in your life, facilitating growth and change. My approach is collaborative but you would remain in control, determining the pace of therapy, the material you bring, when and how we address deeply painful or traumatic issues, the duration of your therapy and eventually how we end it. ​
01865 954000 View 01865 954000
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Dr Nithura Sivarajah
Psychotherapist, PsychD, HCPC-Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
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.
01235 639394 View 01235 639394
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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
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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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Wyon Stansfeld
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3  (Online Only)
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
I'm a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing short or longer-term help as needed. I work with a range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning. "It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback." "I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions"
01865 638265 View 01865 638265
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Southcott Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
I work using a Person Centred Approach and a blend of therapeutic approaches and skills. I offer consultations for individuals who want to explore, and improve their ability to manage emotion effectively, wish to enhance their relationship skills, and develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms whilst letting go of thinking/behaviour patterns that are having a detrimental effect in their lives.
I work using a Person Centred Approach and a blend of therapeutic approaches and skills. I offer consultations for individuals who want to explore, and improve their ability to manage emotion effectively, wish to enhance their relationship skills, and develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms whilst letting go of thinking/behaviour patterns that are having a detrimental effect in their lives.
01865 664949 View 01865 664949
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Stephanie Gittos Lacape
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced Counsellor working with young adults, teenagers, children and parents. I offer psychotherapy and counselling, short and long term, face-to-face and online. I aim to empower my clients, helping them process their difficulties in a safe and trusting environment.
I am an experienced Counsellor working with young adults, teenagers, children and parents. I offer psychotherapy and counselling, short and long term, face-to-face and online. I aim to empower my clients, helping them process their difficulties in a safe and trusting environment.
01865 638220 View 01865 638220

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.