Photo of Jo Walliker, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Jo Walliker
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? My aim is to provide you with a safe, calm and non judgemental space to be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings. I can help with a wide range of issues including - Feelings of stress and anxiety, helping individuals to move on after a traumatic event, grief and bereavement. We can set your goals together and progress from there whilst we work towards the change you want.
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? My aim is to provide you with a safe, calm and non judgemental space to be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings. I can help with a wide range of issues including - Feelings of stress and anxiety, helping individuals to move on after a traumatic event, grief and bereavement. We can set your goals together and progress from there whilst we work towards the change you want.
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Photo of Nicola Kelly Counselling, Counsellor in OX13, England
Nicola Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
01235 428124 View 01235 428124
Photo of Sian Miller, Counsellor in OX13, England
Sian Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you finding life challenging or overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck and unable to move on? Do you feel unsupported, unseen or unheard? Are you struggling with a life change or a traumatic event? I offer a caring, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore and work with your issues and goals, and to help you to live a better life. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I offer a free, no-obligation 20-minute phone call, to help you get a feel for the counselling process and to decide whether I would be the right counsellor for you.
Are you finding life challenging or overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck and unable to move on? Do you feel unsupported, unseen or unheard? Are you struggling with a life change or a traumatic event? I offer a caring, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore and work with your issues and goals, and to help you to live a better life. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I offer a free, no-obligation 20-minute phone call, to help you get a feel for the counselling process and to decide whether I would be the right counsellor for you.
01235 425322 View 01235 425322
Photo of Rebecca Johns, Counsellor in OX13, England
Rebecca Johns
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Feeling Stuck? Not sure what to do next or what that may look like? Counselling can help by exploring the current presenting issue and reasons for its presence in the moment, with some past focus and exploration of the impact of the issue for you coming to therapy. I work with what you need in the room as I believe you are the expert of what is going on and using this to inform the way we tailor support to overcome what has brought you to therapy. I use an array of techniques to suit your needs working with anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues and long term illness.
Feeling Stuck? Not sure what to do next or what that may look like? Counselling can help by exploring the current presenting issue and reasons for its presence in the moment, with some past focus and exploration of the impact of the issue for you coming to therapy. I work with what you need in the room as I believe you are the expert of what is going on and using this to inform the way we tailor support to overcome what has brought you to therapy. I use an array of techniques to suit your needs working with anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues and long term illness.
01865 951169 View 01865 951169
Photo of Dr Josephine McInerney, Psychologist in OX13, England
Dr Josephine McInerney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
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Photo of Southcott Psychotherapy, Counsellor in OX13, England
Southcott Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13  (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
Photo of Tamara Jane Herrmann, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Tamara Jane Herrmann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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 .
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
Photo of Jenny Pillar, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Jenny Pillar
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Jenny and I have over 12 years’ experience supporting clients through life's challenges. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family problems, early years trauma, exploring your identity or a whole host of other issues and I am here to listen and support you with an open mind. Through counselling you will have space to process your feelings, find restoration and healing, and be empowered to be resilient. I work with people from a wide range of backgrounds with all kinds of different experiences.
Hello, I'm Jenny and I have over 12 years’ experience supporting clients through life's challenges. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family problems, early years trauma, exploring your identity or a whole host of other issues and I am here to listen and support you with an open mind. Through counselling you will have space to process your feelings, find restoration and healing, and be empowered to be resilient. I work with people from a wide range of backgrounds with all kinds of different experiences.
020 3960 5173 View 020 3960 5173
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Rachel Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome, my name is Rachel and I am a professional qualified Integrative Transpersonal Therapist based in Oxfordshire. I understand that deciding to start therapy and looking for the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is one of the most fundamental parts of effective therapy. I take great care in listening to your story so that you feel safe to express your inner world, so that we may work together to find change and growth. I am a down to earth, warm and authentic therapist.
Welcome, my name is Rachel and I am a professional qualified Integrative Transpersonal Therapist based in Oxfordshire. I understand that deciding to start therapy and looking for the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is one of the most fundamental parts of effective therapy. I take great care in listening to your story so that you feel safe to express your inner world, so that we may work together to find change and growth. I am a down to earth, warm and authentic therapist.
01491 527552 View 01491 527552
Photo of Randy Ulland, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Randy Ulland
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Psychosynthesis and secondary trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Certified Practitioner) and EMDR (Levels 1-3). Drawing on the body, long history with Buddhist psychology and meditation, and over 12 years experience working with complex trauma in therapeutic communities in the NHS and the prison system, I work with clients to reframe mental health difficulties as psychospiritual opportunities to deepen our relationships and maximise our potential.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Psychosynthesis and secondary trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Certified Practitioner) and EMDR (Levels 1-3). Drawing on the body, long history with Buddhist psychology and meditation, and over 12 years experience working with complex trauma in therapeutic communities in the NHS and the prison system, I work with clients to reframe mental health difficulties as psychospiritual opportunities to deepen our relationships and maximise our potential.
01865 951783 View 01865 951783
Photo of Emanuela Vita, Counsellor in OX13, England
Emanuela Vita
Counsellor, PTUK
Verified Verified
Play is the child’s nature medium of self-expression – It is essential for development. In the play therapy sessions, the child has opportunity to ‘play out’ their feelings and problems. The intervention has a significant impact on how children view themselves and their future success as students, members of the community, family members, and human beings. Children sometimes experience difficulties and present challenging behaviours. I may contribute to their soul’s playfulness and lightness through the play. Therapeutic intervention plan using non-directive and Integrative Holistic Play Therapy.
Play is the child’s nature medium of self-expression – It is essential for development. In the play therapy sessions, the child has opportunity to ‘play out’ their feelings and problems. The intervention has a significant impact on how children view themselves and their future success as students, members of the community, family members, and human beings. Children sometimes experience difficulties and present challenging behaviours. I may contribute to their soul’s playfulness and lightness through the play. Therapeutic intervention plan using non-directive and Integrative Holistic Play Therapy.
020 8059 2266 View 020 8059 2266
Photo of Georgie Hedges, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Georgie Hedges
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
I'm friendly, flexible and non judgemental, offering understanding and empathy and I specialise working with young people and adults. My approach is unique to each client, factoring developmental and chronological ages. I work interactively, person-centred, yet directively and creatively- integrating arts/games therapies with CBT. I find individual ways to connect to every client and find humour, where appropriate, can go a long way to heal. I work to help young people understand their behaviours and motivations and challenge perspectives, whilst being very much on their level. EFT and Hypnotherapy qualified practitioner.
01235 639263 View 01235 639263
Photo of Alison Hamley Psychological Services, Psychologist in OX13, England
Alison Hamley Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. I have over 25 years experience of working in mental health settings. In my practice, I provide a safe, confidential and collaborative space for clients to explore their difficulties and find solutions to their problems.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. I have over 25 years experience of working in mental health settings. In my practice, I provide a safe, confidential and collaborative space for clients to explore their difficulties and find solutions to their problems.
01865 951206 View 01865 951206
Photo of Michael William Cowdry, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Michael William Cowdry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
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Photo of Eleanor Minney Resource, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Eleanor Minney Resource
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Current Availability: Wednesday Mornings. I’m a warm and respectful practitioner who will welcome you as you are. Through weekly meetings, this form of psychotherapy aims to allow your true experience to be heard, and navigated with awareness (mindfulness). With the support of someone there with us, it can feel more possible to meet our suffering compassionately and patiently, allowing space for why it is here. Please visit my website: www.eleanorminneyresource.co.uk for more information.
Current Availability: Wednesday Mornings. I’m a warm and respectful practitioner who will welcome you as you are. Through weekly meetings, this form of psychotherapy aims to allow your true experience to be heard, and navigated with awareness (mindfulness). With the support of someone there with us, it can feel more possible to meet our suffering compassionately and patiently, allowing space for why it is here. Please visit my website: www.eleanorminneyresource.co.uk for more information.
07579 027574 View 07579 027574
Photo of Dianne McCormick, Psychologist in OX13, England
Dianne McCormick
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13  (Online Only)
"Dianne helped my husband and I bridge seemingly impossible gaps in our understanding of each other and ability to communicate despite considerable differences. Dianne took us from a place where we encountered apparently unresolvable emotional blockages daily, from a place of frustration and chronic misunderstanding to a place where we were able to appreciate each other's feelings and show love to one another increasingly unreservedly. She was skilfully professional, without ever faltering in compassion or humanity. She has given us the tools we needed to succeed in our marriage and we are hugely grateful for her help. " Annon
"Dianne helped my husband and I bridge seemingly impossible gaps in our understanding of each other and ability to communicate despite considerable differences. Dianne took us from a place where we encountered apparently unresolvable emotional blockages daily, from a place of frustration and chronic misunderstanding to a place where we were able to appreciate each other's feelings and show love to one another increasingly unreservedly. She was skilfully professional, without ever faltering in compassion or humanity. She has given us the tools we needed to succeed in our marriage and we are hugely grateful for her help. " Annon
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Photo of Sian Renwick, Psychotherapist in OX13, England
Sian Renwick
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
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Photo of John Bristow, Counsellor in OX13, England
John Bristow
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evening slots currently available (Apr 24). Thank you, and hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon on Thames in Oxfordshire, and can support you with whatever you are going through - either online or face to face.
Evening slots currently available (Apr 24). Thank you, and hello, my name is John, a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you achieve growth and emotional well-being. I work from the centre of Abingdon on Thames in Oxfordshire, and can support you with whatever you are going through - either online or face to face.
01235 427908 View 01235 427908
Photo of Irene Johnston, Counsellor in OX13, England
Irene Johnston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Many people know that they want to speak with a therapist, but are a afraid that their 'stuff' might shock or hurt them. PLEASE trust me - I do understand how awful life can be, how cruel some people can be, how we do things to survive that we wish we hadn't. Try me - you will find that I am not going to be shocked or hurt, and that I can listen with understanding, warmth and without judgment, for as long as it takes to put your demons to rest and move on with your life.
Many people know that they want to speak with a therapist, but are a afraid that their 'stuff' might shock or hurt them. PLEASE trust me - I do understand how awful life can be, how cruel some people can be, how we do things to survive that we wish we hadn't. Try me - you will find that I am not going to be shocked or hurt, and that I can listen with understanding, warmth and without judgment, for as long as it takes to put your demons to rest and move on with your life.
01235 428992 View 01235 428992
Photo of Dr Sandra Boccard-Binet, Psychologist in OX13, England
Dr Sandra Boccard-Binet
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
I am a Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) & the National Hypnotherapy Society. In my practice I use a pluralistic approach to understand and support my clients throughout their difficulties, in a friendly and empathetic way. My previous research in Neurosciences at the University of Oxford was fascinating and gratifying, but my desire to help people led me to this more fulfilling vocation. Sessions last 50 minutes and can be held face-to-face or online, in English or French.
I am a Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) & the National Hypnotherapy Society. In my practice I use a pluralistic approach to understand and support my clients throughout their difficulties, in a friendly and empathetic way. My previous research in Neurosciences at the University of Oxford was fascinating and gratifying, but my desire to help people led me to this more fulfilling vocation. Sessions last 50 minutes and can be held face-to-face or online, in English or French.
01235 617889 View 01235 617889

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in OX13

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in OX13 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
80% Depression
75% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
65% Anger Management
65% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% Vitality
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in OX13 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in OX13?

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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.