Our Values

The Banbury Therapy Centre offers universal access to therapy which we promote as a positive and life affirming part of general health and wellbeing. We take care to make the environment welcoming, safe and energising. We champion autonomy, choice and respect for all who come through our doors, and we are proud of our community of therapists, any of whom we would wholeheartedly recommend to a loved one.

Our Directors and Trustees

The Banbury Therapy Centre is a limited company founded by our 2 directors, Rachel Young and Gareth Chick, We are very fortunate to be guided by our trustees who give their time and expertise to ensure that the business is run along ethical and sustainable lines.

Alan Burkinshaw  and Andy Birtwell are three highly respected and talented indivduals in their fields.  Andy is a psychotherapist and businessman and so can advise on all aspects of our business.  Nicky is a lawyer and mediator with a particular interest in collaborative law, and Alan Burkinshaw, who was the manager of Relate Oxfordshire for many years has a great deal of experience of negotiating the sometimes ethically difficult tightrope of delivering a therapeutic service in a commercial environment.

Our Staff

Plus One Personnel Team of the Year Finalists

In January 2016, for the second year running, our Reception team were finalists in the Plus One Personnel Banbury Team of the Year Award.  Out of applicants from the whole of Oxfordshire, we were one of only three exceptional teams to be placed as finalists in. This reflects their excellent qualities of teamwork and care, as  in our opinion the service they provide for the people of Banbury is second to none. They go to any lengths to embody the values of the centre, creating a safe and inviting atmosphere for clients and therapists alike.

Beverley Charman - Centre Manager

Beverley is at the heart of our organisation and is an inclusive and supportive manager.  Her passion is to provide people with opportunites for self development.  She cares for the staff, therapists and clients alike by creating a safe and efficient workplace for all.  She is proud of the Centre and takes every opportunity to tell the world about this wonderful community resource.

Jo Collins - Receptionist

Jo Collins - Receptionist

Jo epitomises the calm and welcoming face of The Banbury Therapy Centre.  She immediately reassures anyone who comes through the door feeling a little anxious or out of sorts.  As well as her receptionist duties, Jo looks after the administration of the counselling courses we offer.

Lynda Peters - Senior Administrator

Lynda Peters - Senior Administrator

Lynda looks after all aspects of the day to day running of the centre providing support for the management team, therapists and workshop delivery.  She also has green fingers and carefully nurtures the plants in the house and garden.  In summer she puts on a fabulous display!


Rachel Curd - Receptionist

Rachel is an experienced receptionist who multitasks in the role of front desk, signposting and is a first aider. Rachel also provides administrative support across the organisation including the Banbury Counselling Academy.