Our Therapists

The counsellors and psychotherapists that work at The Banbury Therapy Centre are all fully qualified and belong to professional organisations.  We are very proud of the range of modalities and specialities that we offer from our centre and we ensure that all our members are regularly supervised and are working in an ethical and safe framework.


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Therapeutic Counselling

I offer a safe confidential space for you to explore your problems and find the resources in yourself to move forward.

I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress and trauma and offer short term and long-term therapy. I have counselled at the Oxford Men’s Counselling Service and Mind. 

I am an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to working ethically in the interests of my clients.

I charge £40 per 50-minute session and am happy to offer a concessionary rate of £30 to students and to others depending on your financial circumstances. I also offer a free 30-minute initial session for us to explore whether the therapy is right for you.

Please feel free to contact me on 07812 142489 or lucybutterwick@hotmail.com or via the Banbury Therapy Centre.

Qualifications: CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Stephanie chick

Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

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I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and have been in practice for over 10 years. I currently manage an inpatient treatment programme at Roehampton Priory Hospital in London.

I can confidentially help clients with a range of issues. You may be suffering from anxiety or relationship issues, you may have suffered a bereavement, have difficulties at work or want to talk about your level of alcohol use. I am also very experienced in supporting people struggling from the impact of someone else’s behaviour.  Sometimes you might not even know what is wrong; you may be feeling sad or that you need some space and time for you and for someone to just to listen. 

My experience and commitment will enable me to support you and listen to you without judgement; I appreciate that it can be a daunting experience to come to counselling. I have great admiration for all my clients who take risks and strive to not only feel better but to understand themselves on a deeper level.

I have trained with Pia Melody at The Meadows in Arizona in her pioneering developmental childhood trauma model of therapy. I am passionate about investigating the possible impacts the messages we received in childhood have on our lives today.

I have been a counsellor in a variety of settings including the Prison Service and private hospitals/rehabilitation clinics. I have also worked with children and young people in the community. As well as extensive experience work with individuals I am also a group psychotherapist and have worked with couples and families as part of my work in treatment centres. 

My training gives me a humanistic basis allowing empathy and ultimate faith in your ability to be your own best healer. This combined with my experience in 12 step treatment, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) and Trauma Therapy allows me to offer a diverse range of resources and treatment styles to best to support you.

Training and qualifications

  • APT (Association for Psychological Therapies) DBT level 3 training

  • PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) training - working with Dissociative Disorders

  • Post Induction Therapy - Developmental childhood trauma trained therapist with Pia Melody at The Meadows, Arizona

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Adult and child safeguarding training 2018 (The Priory Group)

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Contact Details

Please contact me by email on stephanie.chick@outlook.com

or phone or text me on 07793 065066


Catherine Cour-Palais
BA (Hons)
FDSc Counselling
BACP Accredited

About me:

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I am a person-centred counsellor. I have experience working with a variety of clients: privately, with a bereavement support service, and with university students and staff. I work in accordance with the professional ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My Aims:

  • To enable you to express and explore whatever you bring to counselling, however difficult or painful that may be.
  • To offer a safe, confidential space, warmth, empathy, attentiveness, non- judgemental respect for you, and integrity.
  • To help you develop new awareness and perspectives and find your way forward.

About you:

Clients bring a range of issues that may be troubling such as: depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, low self-esteem, identity, adapting to life changes, relationship issues, abuse, work or academic pressures, and spiritual issues.


Please contact me to discuss rate and arrange an appointment. My normal hours are Tuesday and Friday mornings 9-1pm, but appointments may be available at other times by arrangement. My hourly rate is £50 (a sliding scale may be offered depending on income).

Telephone: 07980 551407

Email: catherinec904@gmail.com



Annalee Daniels

BA (Hons) Psychology,

Level 5 Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling,

Dip. Counselling  



I am a qualified Counsellor working from the Banbury Therapy Centre.  I can offer you a safe place where you can say the unsaid, explore difficult feelings, complex or unfathomable situations and relationships. 

I can help you to see who you are, your strengths and defences.  Through a developing trusting relationship, I can share insight into how you see yourself, how I see you and how others may perceive you. 

We can explore your past and present experience of the world, looking at repeating and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can look at who and where you are and opportunity for change. 

I work in Private Practice and I am also a Volunteer for a Bereavement Service, offering counselling support for those who have experienced the death of someone close, often in complex and traumatic circumstances.  Some of my areas of experience and interest are:

·      Bereavement and loss

·      Miscarriage, abortion, termination

·      Isolation and loneliness

·      Suicide and self-harm

·      Depression

·      Internal conflicts

·      Difficult relationships

·      Family issues

·      Workplace issues and stress

·      Loss of identity and purpose in life

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to their Ethical Framework which guides me to work safely and ethically within a counselling relationship.  I attend regular Clinical Supervision to safeguard my practice as well as professional development days to enhance my skills and maintain my professional standards. 

My fees are £45 for 50 minutes.  I am available at the Banbury Therapy Centre on Fridays 5pm - 9pm and Saturdays 9am - 1pm.  Other times maybe available on request.

I can be contacted directly at:

annaleedaniels@gmail.com or call: 07543 877148

Or via The Banbury Therapy Centre: info@banburytherapygroup.com Tel: 01295 231320


Caroline Devereux

Integrative Counsellor


“Sometimes what you are most afraid of doing is the very thing that can set you free”

Robert Tew

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Through my own professional and personal experiences counselling has taught me that all challenges, no matter how difficult or painful can bring opportunities for growth and empowerment. Counselling is a journey, it can be long or short term but it must have certain factors in place to allow change. What I offer you a safe environment where you can feel able to share with me the issues you are facing, to feel listened to without passing judgment and together looking at ways to create a way forward.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Working within their Ethical Framework of good practice, it also means I am committed to my personal and professional development as well as attending regular Clinical Supervision. I am DBS checked and hold full Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Working with all ages from 3yr to 89yr+ requires different approaches with each individual. As an Integrative counsellor it enables me to draw on several different therapeutic approaches which I tailor to the needs of each client. When working with children I work very gently to understand their life events. By using creative play it allows me to enter their world from their perspective. I have undertaken further specialized training in areas of Child Abuse and Autism along with my CPCAB qualification in Children’s Counselling.

Compassion and understanding are a very strong skill set I have when it comes to Bereavement and working for Cruse for several years afforded me a great deal of experience in this field. Being an animal lover and witnessing at times the grief and loss of a client’s beloved pet led to my Diploma in Pet Bereavement.

Through my experiences of working with children students, adults and couples, I have worked with various issues from bereavement, loss, attachment, family divorce, relationship difficulties, abuse, frustrations, self-esteem, racial discrimination, diversity, safeguarding, FGM, autism, LGBTQ, exam pressure, mental health, PTSD, rape.

“It is ok to get lost every once in a while. Sometimes getting lost is how we find ourselves”


·           Certificate of Proficiency BACP

·           Art Therapy Life Coach Certification

·           EFT & TFT

·           Autism Awareness Certificate of Achievement

·           Child Sexual Abuse – Certificate of Completion

·           Pet Bereavement – Diploma Distinction

·           Jigsaw Family Support - Assessment and Supervised Contacts.

·           Place2Be Level 4 Counselling Children Certificate. CPCAB

·           BACP backed Advanced Post Diploma: Couple Counselling Course in Person Centered. 

·           Autism in Counselling.

·           TA 101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis. 

·           Level 4 Diploma, Integrative Humanistic Counselling. Banbury Counselling Academy

·           Cruse Bereavement Awareness

·           Metanoia Person Centered Counselling - Metanoia Institute London


My fees are £45 per 50 minute sessions

I am available Monday 09.00am – 17.00pm

To arrange an appointment or if you feel there are areas I have not covered please email me directly on caroline@courtyardtherapy.co.uk  or call 07878 604296.

Alternatively I can be contacted via the Banbury Therapy Centre on 01295 231320 or via email at info@banburytherapycentre.com

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Jodi Ferris BA Hons., Dip. Counselling, BACP Accred

Sometimes, what has felt manageable becomes unmanageable. Perhaps a long-existing problem has become too much to bear alongside other life issues.

Or perhaps a recent event has completely overwhelmed you and you are struggling to cope. If any of this sounds familiar, I hope I can help.

If you are feeling anxious or depressed, or if you are struggling with loss and the challenges that brings - the death of someone important to you; the loss of a job and associated loss of identity and security; the ending of a relationship which may have resulted in you losing self-confidence or faith in others; the loss of pleasure and joy in small things - then it might be time to talk to someone trained to listen.

I’ve been a counsellor for ten years and have worked within the NHS and in private practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP. I work with people who have a range of emotional and mental health issues and am experienced in liaising with GPs and other health care professionals. I specialise in bereavement work, particularly in complex grief, which may arise after a sudden or out-of-time death or when a death occurs alongside pre-existing problems.

You may have lived with sadness, anxiety or a diminished sense of self for a short time or a lifetime. If now feels like the moment to begin to explore these feelings, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07854 767494, via email at jodi@ferrisweb.co.uk or via the Banbury Therapy Centre.

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Tracy Gaillie  

Integrative, Humanistic Counsellor 

 Hi, thanks for visiting my page. 

Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important.

I am a qualified counsellor offering a compassionate, professional and confidential approach that could help to facilitate the change you are looking for in your life. I have experience working with a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bereavement and trauma.

I have a strong interest in working holistically with experience of bringing together knowledge of the body and mind, which can give an invaluable insight into how we hold psychological difficulties in the body. Working this way encourages change, increases self awareness and can help you to feel more relaxed. 

Previous clients have reported:

•   Being more able to cope with life

•   Seeing an improvement in their relationships

•   Feeling more confident

•   Worrying less

•   Being able to let go of the past and feeling better about the future

•   Improved self esteem

Perhaps some of these outcomes resonate with you, or maybe you have a different goal? Counselling is an individual experience and we can discuss your needs and expectations to ensure it is right for you. 

I can offer both short and long term counselling, providing a safe and regular space to explore any painful or difficult feelings.

As a fully qualified integrative counsellor (CPCAB Dip Therapeutic Counselling) and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I adhere to an ethical framework, which promotes safe, effective counselling.

If you are interested in working together and would like to discuss your needs, please contact me on 07789 260068 or tracy@humanistictherapy.co.uk.

I use voicemail, so please let me know a good time to call you back and whether I can leave a message. 

Available at Banbury on Tuesdays 9am to 5pm. Other times may be available on request.



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Hannah Gattrell




Email: hannahcounselling4@gmail.com


Mobile: 07749 941991

Sometimes our response to difficulties - whether everyday problems or traumatic events -  feels like ithas become the problem.  We may feel our responses are unhelpful or don’t seem to relate to the problems we are facing. We may feel confused by how emotional we feel without being able to make sense of those feelings. We may start to judge ourselves for how we respond.

My aim is to help you to explore your feelings and find your own inner resources. These resources may have been obscured by anxiety, depression, anger or any other feelings - or rules you unknowingly abide by - which are getting in the way of you feeling yourself. I aim to fulfil my role with warmth, respect and care, without judgment, and to maintain the boundaries we need to keep the work safe. 

My core way of working is “person-centred”.  This means that I will trust in your potential and accompany you as we explore aspects of your life which may feel painful. I work integratively rather than in a purely person-centred way, which means I also draw on other approaches (principally CBT (Cognitive behavioural Therapy) and TA (Transactional Analysis)) if I think it would be useful to you to do so.

For more information please see my website www.hannahgattrell.co.uk or call me on 07749 941991

Fees: I charge £45.00 per 50-minute session payable by cash, card or cheque. I offer reduced rates to individuals on low income and counselling students. I also offer an initial session rate of £25.00. The initial session would last for 50 minutes and give us the chance to see whether we feel we could work well together.

Kelly Grimes


Integrative Counsellor

Member BACP


I am a qualified Counsellor working from Banbury Therapy Centre. Sometimes feelings can be overwhelming to hold alone and you might want to share this with someone who is trained to listen and who offers a safe and nurturing space.

When there is pressure to “move on”, or “let go”, I can support you gain insight into your experiences and how they have shaped you as you are now. Together we can explore your ways of being with others, your relationships and how you carry your feelings. Sometimes you might need to protect the unsaid, or perhaps you might need other ways to express your feelings, when there are no words or when you need something different to words.

Major changes in your life may have created a loss of the person you once were. Perhaps you feel that you lack purpose and that everything is hopeless. 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. This can bring anxiety, sadness, loneliness, or maybe numbness and an absence of feelings.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if this is your time to reach out and I hope I can help you. I love my client work. I am impacted deeply by the journeys clients have taken and the courage they can build to help make their lives better than before. I am experiencing how journeys can move through challenge, pain and hope.

Some of my areas of experience and interest are: 

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Carer Support
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Work related stress 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work to the Ethical Framework, which guides me to work ethically and safely. I attend regular Clinical Supervision and I am committed to my personal and professional development, in attending further training and workshops.


My fees are £40 per 50 minute session 

I am available on Mondays 9-1pm and Fridays 1-5pm

Other times may be available on request.

I can be contacted directly at: 

Enquiries@kellycounselling.co.uk, or call 07534 274308

Or via The Banbury Therapy Centre: info@banburytherapygroup.com Tel: 01295 231320





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Counsellor and psychotherapist

SRN Diploma HV

Certificate in Student Counselling

Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology

Member of BACP

Short-term specialist, 1-10 sessions

Feeling submerged by life’s challenges?

Stuck in a muddle?

Not sure of purpose or direction?

I can help you expand your range of choices.

Together we can explore, clarify and start to resolve whatever is causing you to feel stuck.

I also run groups for organisations whose staff have been involved in a Critical Incident

For appointments please telephone

BANBURY THERAPY CENTRE 01295 231320 or email mailto:info@banburytherapycentre.com

Areas of expertise:
Bereavement and Loss
Eating Disorders
Self defeating behaviours
Trauma, Rape and Abuse
Suicide and Self Harm
Addictive behaviours
Anger and Frustration
Relationships and Sexual issues
Goal setting, Achievement and Life Plans
Fertility by Hypnosis

I believe that everyone has the ability to heal themselves, but are often unable to understand the whole issue and its impact on other areas of life or where to begin the unravelling. It is my aim to facilitate this. I tailor my approach to each individual using predominantly person centred approach, moving at your pace within a non-judgemental and empathetic environment. I can also use cognitive approaches and psychodynamics when called for and in agreement with you, the client. I understand that you may feel apprehensive about taking this step and that is why I aim to always provide a supportive, safe environment which can enable you to find solutions and move towards a happier future.

Fees:  Counselling sessions are £40.00. Hypnotherapy sessions are £50.00. Unfortunately due to high volume of clients requiring therapy I do have to charge for missed appointments or those cancelled without 24 hours notice. Fees are reviewed annually.



FdA Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP

07926 237077


Facebook: Jill Holly Counselling

About me:

I am a qualified Counsellor working at The Banbury Therapy Centre.  My previous experience has been working in local authorities and within corporate environments.  In these 25 years providing help and support for people in times of need, I have come to understand the importance of building genuine, caring relationships. I draw on all these experiences now, as a qualified, Registered, Person Centred Counsellor to offer empathy and compassion to my clients at a time you may or may not know what you want from Counselling.  You may wish to deal with something that is happening in your life now, or from your past. You may feel something doesn’t ‘fit’ or that you are not satisfied with life.  Every client is unique, some may function well but are, underneath, sad or angry and this could be affecting your relationships or work, or your ability to find joy in life.

If you are struggling with:

·      Low mood, anxiety or depression

·      Self-harm

·      Bereavement

·      Loss of self-esteem or confidence

·      Loss of trust in yourself or others

·      Loss of identity or purpose

·      Change or uncertainty

I can offer you a safe space:

·      To be yourself fully, raising your self-awareness

·      To explore who you are and what you need

·      To look at difficult feelings

·      To build a non-judgemental, empathic, therapeutic relationship

I work in Private Practice as a Counsellor, alongside my Family Work for schools.  My normal hours are Tuesday and Friday mornings 9-1pm, but appointments may be available at other times by arrangement. My hourly rate is £45. I do offer a concessionary place.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Ethical Framework at all times.


If now feels like the moment to begin to explore whatever brings you to Counselling, please contact me on:

07926 237077


Facebook: Jilly Holly Counselling 

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Debbie Inkpen Integrative Counsellor

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Hello and welcome to my counselling profile

I am an integrative counsellor who predominantly works in the person-centred approach to enable you to talk freely about any issues and concerns from the past, present or future that may be affecting you.

Everyday life can feel stressful at times. This in turn can create thoughts and feelings which may lead to anxiety, worry and depression all of which can affect our mood and the way in which we go about our daily lives. These stresses can occur from a variety of life experiences such as relationships, home life, work life and how we view ourselves.

I can offer you a safe, confidential and calm space for you to talk and be listened to in a non-judgemental way, giving you the opportunity to work through, in your own time and pace, whatever it is that may be troubling you. My aim is to work with you to help you make sense of difficult feelings and unhelpful ways of thinking in order to help you move towards finding your own solutions. I aim to work sensitively, creatively and intuitively with you as a way of enabling opportunity for change to develop and to help empower you to find your own autonomy in your daily life.

I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework which I use as a guide to work safely and ethically within my counselling practice. I regularly undertake and update my CPD (Continued Professional Development) in order to inform my work.

I have Professional Civil Liability insurance

I am DBS checked


CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills

Below are some of the issues that I work with:-

·       Family issues/Divorce and separation/ parenting

·       Relationship difficulties

·       Self- harm/Suicidal thoughts

·       Abuse

·       Isolation/Loneliness/Feelings of loss

·       Depression/Anxiety

·       I am also experienced at working therapeutically with children and young people alongside their families and carers in a variety of settings which include schools, home and the wider community


Our sessions will last for 50 minutes and are offered on a weekly basis.

My charge is £40 per session. 

I can offer sessions on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm and Saturday mornings 9am-1pm

It may also be possible to arrange sessions at alternative times depending on room availability.

My direct contact details are:

Mobile: 07927 704595

Email: debbieinkpencounselling@gmail.com

I can also be contacted via the Banbury Therapy Centre

Tel: 01295 231320

Email: info@banburytherapygroup.com


Karen Kendall BSc (Hons), PGdip

 Individual and Couple Counsellor/Psychotherapist

 Asking for help can be a difficult step to take. 

Perhaps you have tried talking to friends and family or you feel that there is no one you can turn to. You may feel confused or trapped by a situation you want to change or find yourself in the same unwanted situation again and again. Perhaps your feelings and thoughts trouble you more than you would like them too.

Seeking help from a therapist is a positive step towards understanding yourself and your situation. 

As a couple, you may feel distant and disconnected from your partner or you may be having repeated arguments that never seem to reach a conclusion. Couples therapy can help bring your relationship into focus so these difficulties can be explored together.

 Principally my role is to listen to you. There is no correct ‘thing’ to talk about, what’s important is that you say whatever you feel you want to in your own particular way. Together, using what you say as guidance, we will try to think about you and what it is that is causing your distress. This may include how you relate to your life, the people that feature in it and how you relate to me during the session.

During our sessions, I may ask questions to help me understand you better. I will not give advice but I may make a suggestion. I hope to enable you to think and feel more fully about your experiences. I am on the side of your development and if I recognise that you are getting in the way of yourself, I will challenge this.

I work in a similar way with couples but here my role is to think about the relationship that you and your partner are creating. We will think together about what the relationship is providing for both of you and how this might need to change.

 I qualified in 2005 as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I am registered and accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP).  Appointments are generally weekly lasting for 50 minutes and I charge £50 per session. 

 In addition, I am a qualified Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) and have worked in psychiatric hospitals supporting patients to take an active and meaningful part in their care and treatment. I have a particular interest in mental health and have worked for a leading mental health charity for the last seven years.

You can contact me by e-mail at karen.kendall@hotmail.co.uk or by telephone on 07734 922914. If you leave a message I will call you back.




NLP Practitioner and Transformational Coach



Phone: 07789 993192                                                  

BSc (Hons), PhD, Master Practitioner of NLP & Hypnosis, Spectrum Performance and Emotional Coach.  I am also a member of Spectrum Affiliates, under whom I have supervision and continued professional development training. Finally, I work according to the BACP’s Code of Ethics.


Using a combination of NLP, Spectrum Coaching and hypnosis, I work with people on a range of issues from eradicating stress, anxiety and other emotional problems to getting rid of unwanted habits and setting achievable goals, whether that be for life in general or for a specific project. If you’d like to learn more about these techniques, please have a look at my website which is shown at the top of this page.

Many of us hold negative beliefs – often without even knowing it – and they lead us to repeat unhelpful behaviours. I show you how to unlock those limiting beliefs, get rid of the negative emotions that hold you back, and show you how to install helpful behaviours so that you can get overcome your current problems and get on with your life.


  • Stress management

  • Sleep

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Work issues

  • Relationship problems

  • Communication difficulties

  • Spelling

  • Identifying goals and reaching your potential

  • Deep breathing

  • Progressive muscle relaxation


Initially, I help you to identify those things that are causing you problems or that you want to improve upon. These are the ‘themes’ that we will work on, each of which takes around 2 hours to clear. Hence, my sessions typically last for 2 hours, but this is very much up to you. I only ever work at a pace you’re comfortable with. 


I charge £50 per hour but can arrange to spread the cost or offer a concession to those on low incomes. Payments can be made by cash, card, cheque or bank transfer. If you need to cancel, please try to do it within 24 hours of the appointment or the session may be charged. The fee for the initial meeting is £35. This first meeting is a chance for us to identify your needs and decide upon the best way forward for you.


If you would like to chat, feel free to call or email me.

Tel: 07789 993192

Email: kate@greenleafstressrelease.com

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Dr Joy Osgood PhD.B.Sc.MA (Couns.) MBACP

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Becoming the person you can be

Counselling and Personal Development

Nearly all of us have hopes regarding what we would like to achieve in life and the sort of person we would like to be. Sometimes, however, it seems as though events of life conspire against us. It may be some long-standing problem which wears us down, the pressure of a sudden change in circumstances or simply an accumulation of events which leave us feeling overwhelmed by our emotions or uncertain of the purpose or direction of our lives. This is when counselling may help.

I offer an affordable service that aims to help you explore whatever is troubling you, so that you can discover the best way forward for you, in your life, at this time. Trained as an integrative counsellor, I am happy to use a variety of counselling interventions designed to best suit your needs. I have experience of working with clients in college settings, private practice and women’s charities helping survivors of sexual abuse, rape, or domestic violence. 

Clients bring a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement or some other form of loss, questions of identity, spirituality, direction or purpose in life. Whatever it is that concerns you, together we can examine possible causes of your distress, try to reduce troublesome symptoms and find ways for you to become the person you know you can be. 

Please contact me to arrange an appointment. My normal working hours are Thursdays 9am - 5pm but appointments may be available at other times by arrangement.

Mob: 07465 407991

email: spaceforyoucounselling@gmail.com

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Contact Susan on: 07967 726148


Asking for help is hard but counselling has the benefit of providing you with a safe and confidential space where you can explore and express (maybe for the first time) the origins of your distress. Some clients seek therapy because of a specific issue but for many there is often a feeling of being “out of sorts” or feeling low for no apparent reason and no amount of will power or “getting a grip” makes a difference.

My way of working is two-fold; psychodynamic (or traditional therapy) to uncover any underlying (unconscious) reasons for our feelings, thoughts and behaviours and cognitive (CBT) to re-write the unhelpful internal scripts and beliefs we have lived by.

Some of the issues I can help you with include:

·      Relationships (personal and workplace related)

·      Low Esteem, Depression, Anxiety

·      Relationship issues

·      Lack of motivation or purpose

·      Bereavement and loss

·      Sexual abuse (historic or current)

I also offer on-line and telephone counselling via Skype or Face Time Please contact me to arrange a free 20 minute taster session
Individual Face to Face Sessions £50 per session

Couples Face to Face Sessions £70 per session

Skype Sessions (individuals only) £ 45 per session

Dr Rhian Morris BA(Hons) MSc DClin Psych CPsycho

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society. I completed my training on the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology (a course accredited by the University of Oxford). I have experience of working with the following issues:

General psychological well-being
• depression/low mood
• anxiety (including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD and phobias)
• stress and low self-esteem
• bereavement/grief process
• trauma issues
• addictions (drug and alcohol problems)

Clinical health psychology
Adjustment to and management of physical health conditions including:
• coping with chronic pain
• chronic fatigue syndrome or ME
• diabetes
• cancer
• sexual health/functioning problems
• heart and kidney conditions

I mainly use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in my work but am eclectic in my therapeutic approach so therefore draw from other theoretical frameworks such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This allows me to tailor my approach according to individual need. I adhere to the British Psychological Society's Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Benn Kiley and Rhiain Morris work as partners of Oxfordshire Counselling and Psychology Practice Ltd. (OCPP). This is a private therapeutic practice run with a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Dr Rhiain Morris. We recognise that finding a therapist or an approach that is right for you can be a difficult decision to make. By working in partnership, we aim to widen the set of skills available to you, seeking to give you greater choice right from that first point of contact.

Benn Kiley BA(Hons) MBACP

I am a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Areas of experience and interest include: 

  • relationships
  • anxiety/depression
  • self esteem
  • identity issues
  • loss
  • sexuality
  • spirituality
  • abuse
  • addictions

I recognise that not all difficulties or challenges in life can be easily identified or named so also offer general counselling. For example this could be about a previous experience that is affecting you or a feeling that life is meaningless. I am a Person-Centred trained counsellor but my background in philosophy also enables me to bring an Existential aspect to my work. I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework.

Benn's Contact Details
Oxfordshire Counselling and Psychology Practice Ltd
M: 07956147289
W: www.ocpp.co.uk


Relate Oxfordshire

is a member of the Relate Federation and has provided services in the County for nearly 60 years.

All sorts of people come to Relate and find help in understanding what’s going on in their relationships, and how to change things for the better. Here at Relate Oxfordshire we can help you with a wide variety of issues.


We offer our services in:

·         Oxford

·         Banbury

·         Bicester

·         Witney

Our Services

·         Assessment sessions

·         Relationship counselling

·         Family counselling

·         Sex therapy

·         Counselling for those experiencing domestic abuse or violence

·         Counselling for those contemplating divorce

·         Provision of the above services to employees and clients of organisations in the public and private sector

·         Training courses to help individuals and groups improve their communication and interpersonal skills at home, at work and at school.

Contact Us

To book an appointment or make an enquiry call us on:  01865 242960

or you can email us on:  appointments@relate-oxfordshire.org

or visit our website:  www.relate-oxfordshire.org

Check out our Relate training facebook page here Relate Facebook Page

So why not get in touch today?

 Relate Oxfordshire, a company limited by guarantee; Registered in England and Wales 3623316

Regd Office 33 Iffley Road Oxford. Registered Charity No 1071567

Barbara Sharp Dip Grad Cert MBACP

About Me
I am a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and have been counselling and supervising for a national bereavement charity since 1998, I have also had seven years experience worked at a GP surgery. I have qualifications and work in the following areas: Person Centred Counselling Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Bereavement Counselling Life Coaching.
Counselling is a ‘one to one’ interaction in a private and confidential setting, where a client can explore thoughts and feelings. Counselling is accepting and non-judgemental, enabling a client to discover and clarify life choices. There are times when a problem – no matter how big or small – cannot be resolved by ourselves or spoken about to friends or family. Grief, anxiety, anger, stress or crisis are just a few situations where a counsellor can provide a listening ear to help you develop a clearer understanding of your difficulties as you see them. I have in-depth experience and training qualifications in the following areas:

  • Person Centred Counselling – this approach leads a client to greater self-awareness and acceptance, empowering the client to make their own choices and take control of their lives.

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – is a psychotherapeutic approach that can show clients a way of coping with most stress related issues. CBT has been shown to have an enduring effect beyond the end of treatment, reducing the risk of relapse.

  • Bereavement Counselling - enables a client to achieve an understanding of their grief and to begin to cope with their loss.

  • Life Coaching – is for clients who are looking to change some aspect of their life but are unsure of how to realise their potential. Life Coaching gives the client personal support and a commitment to professional and personal growth, enhancing your quality of life and showing you how to achieve your goals.

I can provide help in the following areas:

  • Anxiety,

  • Bereavement,

  • Depression,

  • Panic Attacks,

  • Stress,

  • Phobias,

  • Work related issues,

  • Loss,

  • Bipolar,

  • Low self-esteem,

  • Finding your true potential.

Counselling may be brief or long term, depending on your needs; for some clients one session is enough, others may need longer. Each session lasts 50 minutes and meetings are usually conducted weekly. Supervision I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists. Supervision is essential to ensure high standards of professional practice, and is especially important for trainees, who may require extra support. Supervision it is there to support both client and counsellor, therefore a good working relationship with a supervisor is important. 
My fees are usually £40.00 per session. Payment can be made by cash or cheque. You need to give me 24 hrs notice of cancellation, or the session may be charged. If you would like a general discussion, further information or to book a session please contact me in the following way:
Email: barbarasharp47@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone no. 07583 916699. Or via The Banbury Therapy Centre: Tel: 01295 231320Email:  info@banburytherapycentre.com

Philippa Smethurst Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor

I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with over twenty years experience.  I currently practice in South East London as well as Banbury.

My original training was at the Metanoia Institute in London where I achieved a Master's Degree, and my training draws on humanistic and psychodynamic principles. I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with BACP and registered with UKCP.

I work with individuals and couples on both a short and long term basis.  I am highly skilled to listen and accept who you are, and also to work with you to shed light on the root of your difficulties and to work through painful life events and situations.

The kinds of triggering events that I work with may be a bereavement, a broken relationship, problems at work or an addiction. Sometimes it is less clear to know why a person is unhappy or distressed, but the opportunity to talk confidentially to a qualified practitioner can be immensely relieving. A process of counselling or psychotherapy can take just a few sessions to come to a new understanding or can be a longer term process. I have a special interest in trauma and integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in my practice, which is a newer treatment, which directly addresses the effects of trauma on the body without the need to use touch. Clients report an appreciation of its gentle and empowering interventions and practical approach to internal distress.

If you would like to make contact, I would suggest that you give me a ring on 07863 183076. I have an answer machine so, if I am not available, you can leave me a message with your name and number and let me know when you might be available to have a telephone conversation. Or you can email me on pippacouns@aol.com.  If you wish to know more about me, you can visit my website at http://philippa-psychotherapy.com.  

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Lucy Smith

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BSc Hons, MSc

I am an Integrative counsellor, using an approach which draws from humanistic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic principles. This enables me to mould my way of working to you as an individual, and any issues you may bring to counselling. I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adhere to their framework of good practice.

You may not realise why you are feeling low, or you may have a specific focus you would like to work through in the counselling room.  However your concerns present, I aim to provide a safe and confidential place to explore any issues which have arisen in your life, and help to provide some insight and perspective into this. 

Our minds can often become full and jumbled with all life throws at us. Together, we can use the time to work through any issues in a calm and non-judgemental setting.  You will hopefully then begin to see a clearer path for your life’s journey to continue along.  I can offer short term therapy (usually 6-12 weekly sessions), or longer term work depending on your need.

I have experience working with:

  • Loss of self-confidence or identity

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Suicide and suicidal thoughts

  • Chronic and life threatening illness; including palliative care

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Loss of a child; including miscarriage and abortion

  • Sexuality and gender issues

  • Eating disorders

  • Rape and abuse

  • Addiction

  • Hearing voices

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

My working hours are Mondays 5-9pm, Tuesdays 9-1pm, Wednesdays 5-9pm and Saturdays 9-1pm; however alternative appointments may be available on request. Appointments are £40 for the counselling hour (50 minutes), although an income dependant sliding scale and student concessions may be negotiable.

Please contact Banbury Therapy Centre directly or indeed by my business contact details as below to arrange an initial consultation. 





UKCP Accredited Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. Registered BACP member.

I am a graduate in Psychology and with a Master’s degree specialising in Marriage and Family Therapy. My focus is working systemically with individuals, couples and families – including children.

Mobile: 07572 611971                  
Web:   www.rethinkft.com


I provide a non-judgmental environment to explore issues with clients collaboratively, with the aim to resolve any difficulties that they may be experiencing. Following an initial assessment session, we will identify the change(s) that are desired and work together to agree a plan of action.

We do not have problems in isolation. They are often created or perpetuated in the way we interact with those important to us. Family therapy views individual’s problems in the context of their relationships.

Whatever your individual, family or couple issues we can work together to rediscover your strengths, in a supportive non-judgmental atmosphere, that will enable you to see your situation in a different way. This will help you find the solutions that will work for you.

Family Therapy can be a valuable approach for people of all ages and backgrounds who may be experiencing a variety of difficulties such as:

Child & adolescent behaviour
Parenting issues with all age groups
Behavioural issues in school
Couple or marital difficulties or stress
Separation or divorce
Step-parenting or lone-parenting
Rebuilding relationships following trauma
Self-esteem issues
Lifecycle transitions

Helping people recognise their strengths can be a relatively short process, however some difficulties can be more complex and clients may need longer.

" I help people recognise changes that make a difference."

Fee Structure

Individual Session (50 minutes) £55
Couples & Family (50 minutes) £70

Daytime and evening appointments are offered by arrangement.



Gail Timms



I am integrative counsellor, drawing from approaches such as - psychodynamic, humanistic, creative and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This allows for freedom to adapt to individual needs uniquely. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where issues and difficulties brought to therapy by the client or experienced during the therapeutic process can be addressed, explored and resolved confidentially. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its ethical framework and guidelines.

I have experience in the following areas:




Gender and identity issues

Issues with sexuality

Bereavement and loss

Rape, incest, sexual and historical abuse

Suicide and the thoughts surrounding it

Terminal and chronic illness

Eating disorders

Trauma and flashbacks


Fees are charged at £40 per counselling hour which lasts 50 minutes. Appointments are available on Monday evening between 5pm and 9pm or Wednesday morning between the hours of 9am and 1pm. Other appointments may be available on request.

If you feel I could be the counsellor for you, please call 07584 783433 or email me: gailtherapy@yahoo.com






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Susan Trussell

Counselling MBACP (Accred)

Working with adults, young people and children

I have experience counselling in schools and working with children whose parents have separated. I also work with adults coping with loss and bereavement, struggles with parenting, depression and domestic abuse.

Counselling for Children and Young People

When a child is swamped by difficult and muddled feelings it is hard for them to articulate what is troubling them. They often don’t want to upset their parents by talking to them about their worries and can end up bottling it all up. Play therapy and counselling can help.

I have trained and worked in a school setting with Place2be, a children's counselling organisation, and currently counsel 5-18 year olds for Oxford Family Mediation specifically seeing children and families who are struggling with divorce or separation and related issues.

I aim to look at things from a child’s perspective, not taking sides, perhaps at a time when parents are struggling with conflicting emotions themselves. Step families can be hard for all to adjust to, and I aim to help movement towards an acceptance of a new ‘normal’, building positive family relationships.

Bereavement Counselling

When a loved one dies it can be the single most distressing experience that we will ever face. We can be unprepared for the physical and emotional reaction to our loss and find ourselves overwhelmed by the enormity of our feelings.
It can be helpful to talk to a counsellor who isn’t personally involved, someone who understands the grieving process, understands that it takes as long as it takes and will be there alongside you on your journey. 


Counselling can be a helpful contribution to overcoming depression. I am a person-centred counsellor, which means that I believe that we all have a natural tendency to grow and thrive, but sometimes we need to get back on track. Through a non-judgmental, trusting relationship I aim to help you get in touch with the feelings underlying your depression, to express these and make sense of them and find new ways of looking at the world that you live in.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can take many forms; physical, verbal and emotional. It can also happen to anyone. It may be difficult to notice the pattern at first, but there are many tell-tale signs. If you recognize that this is where you are now, you may not want to leave, or keep finding reasons to stay. It is often very hard to come to terms with what is happening and make healthy choices for the future. Talking to a counsellor can help clarify a way forward that works for you.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

In addition to my private practice work, I provide counselling services for children and young people for an agency in Oxford and have worked as a counsellor in a London school. I am also experienced in bereavement counselling with Cruse.

Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Place2be Play Therapist Training

Cruse: Awareness in Bereavement Care

The Foundation Course Specialist training courses completed in:-

Child Attachment Theory and Development Cruse: A Child’s Grief Loss and Bereavement, Addictions

Memberships of Professional Bodies:-
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Registered with the BACP Directory for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I hold full Professional Liability Insurance and a Criminal Records Bureau check.


Sessions are charged at £50.00 per 50 minute session. Please visit my website www.susantrussellcounselling.co.uk or contact me on 07738 546667 if you would like to speak to me. Alternatively I can be contacted via the Banbury Therapy Centre on 01295 231320 or via email at info@banburytherapycentre.com

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Kathryn Tynan

Integrative Counsellor

I’m an Integrative Counsellor and a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have experience of working for one of the UK’s leading mental health charities.During this time,I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety and panic attacks, depression, childhood abuse, work related stress, post-natal depression, bereavement and loss, loneliness, life stage changes, identity crisis and gender dysphoria.

It may be that you don’t have a specific issue but that you’re feeling lost and want to talk things through with someone impartial and non-judgmental, to better understand your thoughts and feelings.

I provide a safe and confidential space for clients to express themselves and my caring, compassionate approach means that together, we can explore the issues and struggles you are facing. As an Integrative counsellor I offer an approach tailored to your needs, using different aspects from my training to help you understand your feelings, gain greater awareness and perspective and to support you to bring about some of the changes you want in your life.

I work according to the BACP’s code of ethical and professional conduct and as part of this I receive regular clinical supervision. I also attend workshops and training as part of my continuing professional development to inform my practice.

Times and Fees

I offer sessions on Thursdays 9am to 5pm although other times may be available on request.

Appointments are £40 per 50 minute session.


Please contact me on 07854 279994 or email me at kathryn.tynan@btinternet.com

I can also be contacted via Banbury Therapy Centre on 01295 231320 or by email at info@banburytherapycentre.com

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology, CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling