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Sophia Papantoniou-McDonald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a calm, confidential and non-judgmental space in which to talk over whatever's troubling you, either as an individual (£60) or as a couple (£75). I am also a clinical supervisor (£60). Sometimes, people think their problems aren't big enough to warrant counselling, or are too big for someone else to cope with, but if there’s something that’s getting in the way of you leading your life the way you want, we can look at that together. Or there may be one particular event in your life which is affecting you which we can explore so you get a good understanding of how it affects you, and the changes you might like to make.
I offer a calm, confidential and non-judgmental space in which to talk over whatever's troubling you, either as an individual (£60) or as a couple (£75). I am also a clinical supervisor (£60). Sometimes, people think their problems aren't big enough to warrant counselling, or are too big for someone else to cope with, but if there’s something that’s getting in the way of you leading your life the way you want, we can look at that together. Or there may be one particular event in your life which is affecting you which we can explore so you get a good understanding of how it affects you, and the changes you might like to make.
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Rose Tyler
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
Hello and welcome to my profile page. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends and relatives about how you're feeling; I offer a non-judgmental, confidential, safe space in which you can explore your experiences and discuss problems and difficulties. Let's find a way forward together.
Hello and welcome to my profile page. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends and relatives about how you're feeling; I offer a non-judgmental, confidential, safe space in which you can explore your experiences and discuss problems and difficulties. Let's find a way forward together.
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Dr Camilla Holden
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I’m a friendly and compassionate HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I hold a clinical psychology doctorate from the University of Oxford and use my expertise to develop tailored psychology treatments for adults, young people and children experiencing mental distress. Whether you or your child are experiencing mental distress for the first time, or for many years, psychological therapy can make lasting positive changes.
Hello, I’m a friendly and compassionate HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I hold a clinical psychology doctorate from the University of Oxford and use my expertise to develop tailored psychology treatments for adults, young people and children experiencing mental distress. Whether you or your child are experiencing mental distress for the first time, or for many years, psychological therapy can make lasting positive changes.
01869 943706 View 01869 943706
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Anne Pelzer-Smith
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
I am an experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist offering online and in person therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have worked with children, adults and families for over 30 years in CAMHS and Social Care. Many of us face challenges at different times in our lives and want to make changes in our relationship with others and with ourselves. Many people have experienced trauma in their lives.
I am an experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist offering online and in person therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have worked with children, adults and families for over 30 years in CAMHS and Social Care. Many of us face challenges at different times in our lives and want to make changes in our relationship with others and with ourselves. Many people have experienced trauma in their lives.
01295 957610 View 01295 957610
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NeurOasis
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloxham OX15
Choosing a therapist can be difficult. You're likely to be wanting to find the balance between someone who is competent, so you can trust in their skills to help you to overcome your challenges, and someone who is compassionate, so you can feel comfortable and safe in the therapeutic relationship. As a Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology, I use my training in diverse therapeutic models, combined with specialist knowledge about the brain, to work with you to identify techniques that will fit you best, tailoring these to help you live a life that reflects you and what you value.
Choosing a therapist can be difficult. You're likely to be wanting to find the balance between someone who is competent, so you can trust in their skills to help you to overcome your challenges, and someone who is compassionate, so you can feel comfortable and safe in the therapeutic relationship. As a Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology, I use my training in diverse therapeutic models, combined with specialist knowledge about the brain, to work with you to identify techniques that will fit you best, tailoring these to help you live a life that reflects you and what you value.
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Centre Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Beginning counselling can feel like a big step. We all have 'mental (or emotional) health' needs and I believe that we all benefit from giving this our time and attention. I have over 20 years experience working within mental health, specifically in education settings and in recent years I have established my private practice. I work with adult clients and adolescents from aged 15.
Beginning counselling can feel like a big step. We all have 'mental (or emotional) health' needs and I believe that we all benefit from giving this our time and attention. I have over 20 years experience working within mental health, specifically in education settings and in recent years I have established my private practice. I work with adult clients and adolescents from aged 15.
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Photo of Sian Thrasher, Psychologist in OX15, England
Sian Thrasher
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15  (Online Only)
CBT is a practical, present-focused and collaborative approach aimed at understanding problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. We will develop a list of personalised, time-limited treatment goals, and strategies for change. This approach can be used to help anyone, irrespective of ability, culture, race or gender.
CBT is a practical, present-focused and collaborative approach aimed at understanding problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. We will develop a list of personalised, time-limited treatment goals, and strategies for change. This approach can be used to help anyone, irrespective of ability, culture, race or gender.
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Graham McDonald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
When life gets so difficult that it is affecting our day-to-day living, it's perhaps the time to seek professional help. Whether we're suffering from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, loss or grief, or feeling that we've lost all direction in our life and can't cope, they all can really affect us. Sometimes we can't function the way we would like to. This will get in the way or make it seem impossible for us to reach our life aims and goals. Counselling can help you, as issues are easier dealt with, by talking through them and understanding them, and having an outlet.
When life gets so difficult that it is affecting our day-to-day living, it's perhaps the time to seek professional help. Whether we're suffering from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, loss or grief, or feeling that we've lost all direction in our life and can't cope, they all can really affect us. Sometimes we can't function the way we would like to. This will get in the way or make it seem impossible for us to reach our life aims and goals. Counselling can help you, as issues are easier dealt with, by talking through them and understanding them, and having an outlet.
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Dr Charlie Hallings-Pott
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15  (Online Only)
Anyone who is interested in addressing their mental wellbeing as a result of crisis, being in need of symptom management or is simply concerned with personal development
Anyone who is interested in addressing their mental wellbeing as a result of crisis, being in need of symptom management or is simply concerned with personal development
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Photo of Karen Dinmore Mbacp Accrediterd Mncs, Psychotherapist in OX15, England
Karen Dinmore Mbacp Accrediterd Mncs
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Advance Therapy offers professional counselling to a wide range of clients, working in line with the Ethics of the BACP. British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy . Sessions are 50 mins £50.00. Client may have as few or as many sessions as they feel appropriate
Advance Therapy offers professional counselling to a wide range of clients, working in line with the Ethics of the BACP. British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy . Sessions are 50 mins £50.00. Client may have as few or as many sessions as they feel appropriate
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Paul Masters
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Banbury OX15
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
020 3962 1621 View 020 3962 1621
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Kathleen McDermid
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15  (Online Only)
I am Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including with Long-Term Health Conditions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am experienced in treating Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and complex/childhood trauma. I have been working within the mental health sector for over 15 years and have a wealth of experience to offer.
I am Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including with Long-Term Health Conditions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am experienced in treating Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and complex/childhood trauma. I have been working within the mental health sector for over 15 years and have a wealth of experience to offer.
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Rachel Teare Counselling and Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
I have been working for over 20 years with people who have a wide range of issues including, relationship and work problems, low self esteem, addictions and other forms of self harm, abuse, eating disorders, bereavement as well as people who suffer from stress and anxiety or feel low, depressed and suicidal. I am also qualified to work with couples and groups about relationships. Most of my training and work as a counsellor has been about really learning to listen to people, hearing the ‘music’ behind their words and sensing their deepest feelings, hurts, joys and fears as it is then that therapeutic healing can occur.
I have been working for over 20 years with people who have a wide range of issues including, relationship and work problems, low self esteem, addictions and other forms of self harm, abuse, eating disorders, bereavement as well as people who suffer from stress and anxiety or feel low, depressed and suicidal. I am also qualified to work with couples and groups about relationships. Most of my training and work as a counsellor has been about really learning to listen to people, hearing the ‘music’ behind their words and sensing their deepest feelings, hurts, joys and fears as it is then that therapeutic healing can occur.
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Laura Stepney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
Maybe you haven’t been feeling quite yourself lately or a significant life event has left you reeling, or you just can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know something is off. It can feel really overwhelming, scary, heavy and lonely when this happens. The thought of reaching out for help can feel very daunting and I really appreciate how hard it can be to send that first email or make that call. I will do my best to put you at ease and provide a safe empathic space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment and be fully accepted just as you are. All emotions are welcome tears, laughter and swearing.
Maybe you haven’t been feeling quite yourself lately or a significant life event has left you reeling, or you just can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know something is off. It can feel really overwhelming, scary, heavy and lonely when this happens. The thought of reaching out for help can feel very daunting and I really appreciate how hard it can be to send that first email or make that call. I will do my best to put you at ease and provide a safe empathic space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment and be fully accepted just as you are. All emotions are welcome tears, laughter and swearing.
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Photo of Anne Calleja, Psychotherapist in OX15, England
Anne Calleja
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
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.
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Photo of Dimitra Theofili, Psychotherapist in OX15, England
Dimitra Theofili
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
I am a qualified therapist, drawing from approaches such as - Systemic, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Forensic Psychology. I have a Master Practitioner Advanced Diploma through the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) who are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have extended training in Systemic and family therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, forensic psychology and criminology (MSc), educational psychology and dyslexia, eating disorders counselling, psychological support for refugees. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a qualified therapist, drawing from approaches such as - Systemic, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Forensic Psychology. I have a Master Practitioner Advanced Diploma through the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) who are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have extended training in Systemic and family therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, forensic psychology and criminology (MSc), educational psychology and dyslexia, eating disorders counselling, psychological support for refugees. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
01295 237375 View 01295 237375
Photo of Anya Amrith, Psychotherapist in OX15, England
Anya Amrith
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Banbury OX15
Sometimes life presents us with challenges. It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. It may be that there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work in a relational way, working alongside clients using symbol/metaphor and imagery to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and much more.
Sometimes life presents us with challenges. It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. It may be that there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work in a relational way, working alongside clients using symbol/metaphor and imagery to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and much more.
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Photo of Kelly Grimes, Counsellor in OX15, England
Kelly Grimes
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wroxton OX15
Sometimes feelings can be overwhelming to hold alone and you might want to share this with someone who is trained to listen, who offers a safe and nurturing space. Changes in your life may have created a loss of the person you once were. Perhaps you feel that you lack purpose and you would like more meaning in your life. You may have conflicting feelings, or what once seemed to make sense may have become confusing. Situations may be familiar, yet uncomfortable and you may be wondering why you can’t move forward.
Sometimes feelings can be overwhelming to hold alone and you might want to share this with someone who is trained to listen, who offers a safe and nurturing space. Changes in your life may have created a loss of the person you once were. Perhaps you feel that you lack purpose and you would like more meaning in your life. You may have conflicting feelings, or what once seemed to make sense may have become confusing. Situations may be familiar, yet uncomfortable and you may be wondering why you can’t move forward.
01295 235349 View 01295 235349
Photo of Gareth Bartlett, Counsellor in OX15, England
Gareth Bartlett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
It is my belief that we all have very unique and individual reasons and circumstances surrounding our issues and that taking the step to share them with someone else can be intimidating. Which is why I am open to working in a non-judgemental way, with anyone who feels they want to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment. I offer face to face or online video counselling via Zoom because I realise that not everyone wants to be in the same room as their therapist or are able to travel.
It is my belief that we all have very unique and individual reasons and circumstances surrounding our issues and that taking the step to share them with someone else can be intimidating. Which is why I am open to working in a non-judgemental way, with anyone who feels they want to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment. I offer face to face or online video counselling via Zoom because I realise that not everyone wants to be in the same room as their therapist or are able to travel.
01608 692091 View 01608 692091
Photo of Alina Craciun, Counsellor in OX15, England
Alina Craciun
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banbury OX15
Choosing a counsellor is a daunting task. Most of us use the same language to describe what we do and how we do it, making it even harder to decide. I have been there, and I learnt that choosing a few counsellors to have an initial meeting with, is a good place to start. This way, you get a flavour of how your work with that person will look like. I invite you to book a free exploratory session with me and decide afterwards if we are a good fit.
Choosing a counsellor is a daunting task. Most of us use the same language to describe what we do and how we do it, making it even harder to decide. I have been there, and I learnt that choosing a few counsellors to have an initial meeting with, is a good place to start. This way, you get a flavour of how your work with that person will look like. I invite you to book a free exploratory session with me and decide afterwards if we are a good fit.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in OX15

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in OX15 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
85% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

42% Aviva
25% AXA PPP
25% Bupa

How Counsellors in OX15 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in OX15?

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.