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.


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

About me:

Catherine Cour-Palais BA (Hons)

Catherine Cour-Palais BA (Hons)

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 £45 (a sliding scale may be offered depending on income).

Telephone: 07980 551407

Email: catherinec904@gmail.com



Integrative Counsellor for Adults and Young People (13+) in North Oxfordshire

Hello and I extend a warm welcome to you.

Sometimes, life can be really tough.  Together we can discuss any concerns or what may be troubling you.

How I work

I am an integrative counsellor who works collaboratively with you to create a safe and warm environment, and believes that we all have the potential to grow and flourish.  Sometimes, we just need a helping hand to have a more fulfilling way of life.

The Rogerian core conditions of empathy and congruence are paramount to the way I work, I strive to remain non-judgemental.  Life stressors and events can be very challenging and a lonely experience.  It may be through exploring current difficulties affecting your well-being, where some may be rooted in past experiences.  We could gently explore these and understand the connections to the “here and now” of your life, if we agree it appropriate.  Talking to and listening is not the only way to communicate; I work creatively and together we can find other ways for you to express yourself. I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and a DBS (formerly known as an enhanced Criminal Records Check)

My Qualifications

Edexcel Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Richmond Adult Community College, West London.

NCFE Level 3 Certificate: Counselling Skills and and Theory.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate: Award in Helping Skills.

Recent workshops and training

Cruse, Oxford, 2015 Awareness in Bereavement Counselling.
Youthline, Bracknell, 2015 and 2014
Young People and the meaning of Self Harm and Depression.
Young People, Sex and Sexuality.
Young People and the meaning of Self Esteem.
Shame and Self harm.

London Therapy Foundation, 2015
Introduction to CBT.

Work Experience

Youthline, Bracknell             -        Two years.

BSHounslow, Brentford       -        One year.

Teens & Toddlers, London   -        One year.


As a qualified and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I abide and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  I attend regular clinical Supervision to promote and safeguard my practice and attend professional development days to uphold my professional standards. 

Further information about me can be found on the Counselling Directory website


Please contact me to arrange a mutually beneficial day and time. Thank you


My fees are £40 per 50 minute session payable by cash, card or cheque.     For young people under the age of 18, three sessions payment in advance is necessary once we have agreed we can work together.  Reduced fees are available too for individuals on low incomes and counsellors-in-training.  Please ask.

I look forward to your inquiry.

My contact details are

Mobile:  07494 119 478

Email: sarah@sarahdeancounselling.uk

The Banbury Therapy Centre

69 Oxford Road, Banbury, OX16 9AJ

Telephone: 01295 231320

Email: info@banburytherapycentre.com

Web: www.banburytherapycentre.com



Jodi Ferris

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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.


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.

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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

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

Oxfordshire Family Mediation

provides mediation services and children’s support services to families affected by separation. We help people to recognise issues more clearly and assess different options for their future after separation, leading to positive solutions for everyone. Founded in 1989, the service sees approximately 900 clients a year, and is committed to the highest professional standards. Family Mediation offers a positive and constructive way of addressing divorce and separation. It is usually cheaper, quicker and lasts longer than a court settlement, and the Government encourages couples to try mediation before going to Court. Some key advantages are:

•You are in control of the outcomes

•Co-operation is emphasised, so that conflict is kept to a minimum

•Everyone has a chance to speak, as discussion takes place between you and your ex-partner, with the mediator there to help

•You agree solutions together, so they are easier to keep for the future

•Children's needs are kept in focus

Our professional mediators have over 75 years of experience between them in the field of separation and divorce. We do not take sides: we aim for solutions that work for everyone.  If you have any queries, please contact our office on 0844 8476658, or consult our website at www.ofm.org.uk.

Legal Aid Still Available for Mediation

Legal Aid is no longer be available for legal advice and representation since April 2013 unless a client can demonstrate that they have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage or child abduction. However, Legal Aid for Family Mediation is available, subject to eligibility. If you are eligible for Legal Aid for Family Mediation, and participate in the process, you may also be entitled to free legal advice and obtain a consent order through the 'Help with Family Mediation' Legal Aid scheme.


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

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.  



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.


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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

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. 



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.



Annalee Daniels

BA (Hons) Psychology, Dip. Counselling, BACP Member


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 £40 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


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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


Doug Reid

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

We all struggle from time to time with what life throws at us and it often helps to talk, be listened to and accepted for who we are, without feeling judged.  As a Psychotherapeutic Counseller, I will work with you to explore what you're experiencing and discover how you can move forward?  Being aware of and acknowledging how and where you experience feelings and sensations often gives insight into what's going on and can provide valuable clues for moving forward and growth.

Working from Banbury, Oxfordshire,  I can help with the following: -


·      Anxiety, Worry & Stress

·      Low Self Esteem

·      Feelings of Emptiness & Worthlessness

·      Depression

·      Bereavement & Grief

·      Suicidal feelings

·      Close Relationships

·      Challenges at work

·      Personal Development & Growth


My Background

For nearly 30 years I have provided support and guidance to people in times of hardship and uncertainty and have worked extensively with private individuals, within corporate and Blue Chip business and with Mind.  I trained in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling in the early 1990s and am currently studying for a Post-graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling at the Metanoia Institute in London, whose code of ethics I abide by.

Hannah Gattrell

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BACP registered counsellor

My core way of working is “person centred”. This means that I trust that you - indeed all of us - have the wisdom and resources to work out what changes we want to make and make them. However, sometimes those resources become obscured by self doubt, anxiety, depression or other problems life throws at us..

 My role is in helping you to access those resources and that wisdom. I work integratively rather than purely person centred, which means that my work is informed by a number of different theories including transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy.  I will draw on these theories if I feel they may offer a perspective or insight which would be useful to you.

For more information please see my website www.hannahgattrell.co.uk, email me at hannahcounselling4@gmail.com, or call me on 07749 941991

Counselling Qualifications

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - level 4 CPCAB

Certificate in Counselling Studies - level 3 CPCAB

Certificate in Counselling skills - level 2 NCFE

Recent workshops and training

How to tell stories that heal - a masterclass in therapeutic storytelling

Working with Sexualised Trauma

Working with Young LGBTIQ people

Introduction to Art Therapy


I charge £45 per 50 minute session payable by cash, card or cheque

I offer reduced rates to individuals on low incomes and counselling students.

I also offer an initial session rate of £25. The initial session would last for 50 minutes and give us the chance to see whether we feel we could work well together.


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