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.

Gareth Bartlett

Rollright Counselling


Is there something in your way? Do you sometimes feel blocked from moving forward in life?  In my experience it isn’t always easy to accept, or even recognise the times when we need to talk to someone about what is going on, but it can often be rewarding to share our thoughts and feelings with somebody who is there to listen without prejudice or judgement.   

It is my belief that we all have very unique and individual reasons and circumstances surrounding our issues; and I am open to working in a non-judgemental way with anyone who feels they need to share their thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment. 

I am an integrative counsellor, trained at Banbury Counselling Academy with experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issues.  Having previously worked within the NHS, both in primary care and the emergency services, I have been able to train to work with patients and colleagues presenting with a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and PTSD; and I have been able to transfer this invaluable experience to develop my skills in working as a counsellor.   

I have experience of working with issues such as those listed below: 

·     Bereavement and Loss 

·     Anxiety and Depression 

·     Work-Place Stress

·     Trauma

·     Faith and Spirituality

·     Adults and Young People

·     The Effects of Chronic and Terminal Illness

·     Relationships

·     Bullying and Low Self-esteem 

I also have experience of working with young people in an educational setting, so if you are having trouble with subjects such as exam stress, peer pressure or bullying then please feel free to contact me to discuss.  

If you would like to know more, please call me on 07458 623352 or email me on gareth@takiriwellbeing.co.uk.  I am happy to discuss any concerns or thoughts you may have and look forward to hearing from you.





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It’s quite a daunting thought looking for a counsellor and admitting that you need help or guidance. Let me reassure you the first step can be the hardest and that’s a normal feeling.

Let me introduce myself. I’m a counsellor who specialises in life and people. I work in an integrative way, which means all my learning is adapted to fit uniquely to you. I have experience of working with a lot of different issues that life can bring along, anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of counselling and Psychotherapy) and follow their ethical framework.

It can be really tough talking to someone about things that are going on in your head. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings. 

Sometimes in life we can hit a low point or get stuck and not know where to go next. Having someone to listen to you can start to make sense of it all and then the healing process can start. Through my journey of self-discovery, I had to look deep inside, so I can understand how hard it can be and there is no shame in asking to be listened too.

Sometimes in life we need more support, a non-judgemental ear, warmth and understanding. Things come along everyday that can challenge us and make us doubt who we are. 

Have you ever thought,

“why do I keep falling for the same type of person only to find out that it’s not working again?” 

“Why do I judge myself by other people’s achievements?”

“How is it that social media can make me feel inadequate, sad or angry?”

“Why is it hard to get up in the morning and face the day? What’s missing or who is missing?”

Counselling can help you cope with difficulties, understand yourself better and make positive change.

I’m available for appointments at the Banbury Therapy Centre on:

  • Monday evening from 5-9pm

  • Wednesday afternoon from 1-5pm.

  • Friday evening from 5-9pm.

    I charge £40 per 50-minute session. 

You can contact me by text, phone or email.

rachelbibbycounselling@gmail.com, Mobile - 07598 313333 (answer phone), or via Banbury Therapy Centre 01295 231320

Qualifications - CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Mindfulness Diploma – International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

POD’S Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals

Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice.




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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 provided counselling for Mind, Berkshire NHS Talking Therapies, Oxford Men’s Counselling Service and the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service. 

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

I charge £45 per 50 minute session and am happy to offer a concessionary rate of £35 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.

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Qualification: CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Stephanie chick

Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor


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

For more information, please do take a look at my website: https://www.annaleecounselling.co.uk/

emma dixon


We can all experience challenges in our lives which can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Often it can be hard sharing these thoughts or feelings with family or loved ones.

Counselling offers a safe place without judgement or advice, where difficult, painful or confusing feelings can be explored.

Perhaps there isn’t a single issue and counselling can help make sense of or clarify what might be troubling you, this may only require a few sessions or perhaps longer term depending on what is needed.

I am a person-centred counsellor and work with my clients supporting them to help give them the tools and self-awareness to manage life’s challenges.

I have experience working at Mind with a wide range of issues including:

·        Anxiety

·        Panic attacks

·        Depression

·        Bereavement and Loss

·        Identity

·        Life stage crisis

·        Relationship issues

·        Communication

If you feel you would like to discuss whether counselling may be of help to you or book an initial assessment please contact me: emmadixoncounselling@gmail.com

Telephone: 07939 368975

I am available at the Banbury Therapy Centre on Wednesday 1-5pm and Thursday 9-1pm. Sessions are 50 mins each and cost £40.00 (concessions may be available)

I am a member of the BACP and work according to their ethical framework.

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.

Hannah Gattrell

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                                                                                                                                                        BACP REGISTERED COUNSELLOR


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 £45 per 50 minute session 

I am available on Mondays 9-1pm, Fridays 1-5pm & Saturdays 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




Lucinda Hart

MBACP, BA Hons, Dip. Therapeutic Counselling


Thank you for being courageous and taking the first step towards finding your counsellor. I’m Lucinda and I welcome you to get in touch and ask any questions you may have about counselling and what you can expect.

There are times in life when we feel out of control, anxious, burdened by our thoughts and feelings. It's ok to ask for help, counselling can help you feel calmer, less stressed, improves relationships with those around you, can improve sleeping patterns, helps you juggle your work/life balance, helps you relax, laugh, become more assertive, learn to say no and increase your self-care. In making these positive changes for yourself it can impact on all those you love around you.

Together we will work through your thoughts and feelings and build a relationship between us with mutual trust and respect, providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space, to talk through and explore everything you’ve been keeping locked inside.

We are all unique and working as an integrative therapist I tailor each session to suit you and your needs. Some of the issues that I have experience of working with include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Work related stress

  • Grief & loss

  • Self-esteem/confidence

  • Relationships

  • Bullying

  • Anger

  • Phobia

  • Identity issues

  • Abuse & trauma


I am trained in Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, and Person-Centred therapy and the Rewind Technique, which means that I tailor each session to suit you. I have a diploma in therapeutic counselling and am currently continuing my training with an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as a previous BA Hons.

I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework.


I charge £45 for a 50-minute session and am available at the Banbury Therapy Centre on a Tuesday from 5-9pm and a Thursday from 9-1pm, and other times can be available if needed.


To get in touch I can be contacted at: lucindaharttherapy@yahoo.com

07340 653079




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Integrative Counsellor 

If you’ve got to this stage of looking for a counsellor you’ve probably already made the first step of what can sometimes be one of the hardest decisions around wanting things to change, by reaching out and looking for some help and support.  

At any time we can find ourselves struggling to cope with everyday life.  It could be something from the past that has always been in the shadows, or perhaps a recent event such as a bereavement or relationship breakdown that impacts on our emotional and physical wellbeing. Whatever the problem, being able to talk to someone and explore and work things through in your own way can really help, and as a therapeutic counsellor I can offer this to you, within a non-judgmental, safe, confidential and supported space.

 Training and Qualifications

CPCAB Dip in Therapeutic Counselling – Person Centred, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt

Post Grad Cert in Psychodynamic Counselling

My integrative training which draws from a variety of theoretical approaches allows me to be flexible in how I work, as I know everyone is different and has individual needs.  This was certainly true of those I’ve worked with in charity organisations such as Clean Slate, and in the homeless pathway helping people with poor mental health. 

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I have done a lot of work with sufferers from abuse which can take many forms including sexual, emotional, physical and verbal, and through this I have gained experience of helping people with issues such as:

·      Depression

·      Anxiety disorders

·      Lack of confidence & Low self-esteem

·      Eating disorders 

·      Self-harm & suicidal thoughts

·      Trauma 

·      Bereavement, Loss & Isolation

·      Relationship breakdown


£40 per counselling hour (50 mins), I may be able to offer a reduced rate for those on low incomes

Short or long term therapy available

Working hours: Mondays 1pm – 5pm

                             Fridays 5pm – 9pm

Feel free to email, phone or text me to find out more information or arrange an initial consultation. 

Email: belindaherbert55@yahoo.com   Mob: 07593523241

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their professional and ethical framework for good practice



FdA Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP

07926 237077


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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 £50. 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.


Tuesdays 9-1pm and 5-9pm


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 a registered 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


NCS Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (accredited advanced specialist course)

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. My training in Counselling Children and Young People  covers all the necessary BACP competencies to counsel and work with children and young people. Working with this young client group can involve working more creatively to help them express how they are feeling which can include using creative techniques to help in the counselling process.


Charge per session £45. Our sessions will last for 50 minutes and are offered on a weekly basis.

I offer a negotiable sliding scale of payment which is income dependant and also offer student concessions.

I can offer sessions on Tuesday evenings 5-9pm 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.



BA Hons, Dip. Counselling, MBACP


The key to any successful therapy is to build a trusting relationship between a therapist and a client. I am here to listen and to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, which can sometimes feel confusing and overwhelming. I offer a secure, non- judgemental, professional and confidential environment where we work together to try and make sense of how you are feeling. 

About Me

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have a background in working with adolescents and adults. I am trained in Integrative Humanistic counselling and I follow the BACP Ethical framework and have regular supervision to ensure I am practicing safely and ethically.

Alongside my private practice I also work for a Youth counselling charity based in Reading. I hold a current DBS Certificate.


I have experience of working with: 

. Anxiety

. Depression 

. Self harm

. Relationship issues


. Autism


. Eating Disorders 

. Suicidal thoughts

. Stress

. Anger

This is not an exhaustive list. Your reasons for coming will be specific to you.

Fees and Availability  

My fees are £45 per 50-minute session. 

Currently I have availability on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Banbury Therapy Centre.  Other times may be available on request.



Please call or email me to discuss your individual requirements at:

e:  katie@kl-counselling.com

m: 07388 646103  

For further information please refer to my website:



“Thank you so much for the sessions, it was incredible and so helpful and I feel like I have got me in a place that I’m happy with. I now have a sense of identity and that is something I’m proud of.” D, age 22


“Thank you so much for everything. You have been so understanding and I have really appreciated you listening to me, you have been so helpful.” L, age 20

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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


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Integrative Counsellor

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

BACP Registered

Do you feel like you don't have ownership of your story?

If we don’t have ownership of our story this can cause pain and suffering, or we may cut ourselves off from our experience entirely. Losing ownership of your story may have been caused by issues such as depression, anxiety, a feeling of being lost or a feeling of panic.

This in turn may have been caused by trauma, stress, abuse, loss, bullying or other adverse circumstances, or the cause of your distress might not be apparent to you at all. If you have lost ownership of your story it is not your fault and it is understandable that you need someone to help you work through what has happened and help you move forward. It is a very brave thing to try and find your own story and I am happy to say it can be done.

I offer a compassionate and confidential space for you to get to the root of what has happened and own your own story. I am an integrative counsellor which means that I have many tools to help you.

These are the main principles behind my counselling:

  • I believe the answers are within you and I can help you to find them.

  • My holistic approach means that we can work on joining awareness of body and mind, which benefits well-being.

  • I believe our childhood, early life and past relationships shape us. Exploring and coming to terms with our past can be transforming.

  • Creativity can be incredibly restorative. I can work with art, stories and objects if suitable.

  • As I am also a personal performance coach I can work in a very goal orientated way if useful.

I am a qualified integrative Counsellor (CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling) and I am a member of the BACP, ensuring safe and ethical practice through adherence to their ethical framework.

I work from Banbury Therapy Centre on Fridays between 9am and 5pm although other times may be possible on request.

Contact Details

I am always happy to answer any questions regarding my counselling as I understand how important it is that you choose the right counsellor.

I can be contacted by email at beth@takiriwellbeing.co.uk or by phone on 07967 633126.

Alternatively, you can contact Banbury Therapy Centre on 01295 231320 or email 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

Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

You may not realise why you are feeling a certain way, 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.

A bit about me…

My core Integrative training draws from Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic principles. I also have training in Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt therapy, and Group therapy.  This enables me to mould my way of working to your needs, and any issues you may bring to counselling. 

I am a registered and accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their framework of good practice. I have over ten years’ experience working with various mental health organisations and charities.

A bit about the sessions…

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 am happy to work with anyone over the age of 16

For more information, please visit my website www.therapywithlucy.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.



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







Sam torgersen

BA Hons, Dip. Counselling, MBACP


Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My hope is that by sharing a little about myself, and how I work, it will help in your decision to take the next step. As your counsellor, I will join you on your journey, and walk alongside you, as you lead the way.

I offer a safe, confidential and nurturing space, to help you get a different perspective. Together, we can explore any challenges you may be facing, to allow you to make positive changes in your life. This trusting relationship is key to successful therapy.

About me

I am an Integrative humanistic counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to working ethically in the interest of my clients. I provide effective therapy for children, adolescents and adults.  I offer short or long-term work depending on your needs.

Alongside my private practice I work as a school counsellor in Oxford, and within the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).  

I have experience working with:

·         anxiety 

·         depression 

·         stress 

·         relationship problems 

·         grief and loss 

·         self-harm 

·         obsessive and repetitive thoughts and behaviours

·         self-esteem and confidence

·         anger

·         issues relating to autism spectrum condition 

·         feeling “stuck” or “overwhelmed” and needing more support 

·         eating issues

·         health issues

  However, I am aware your reasons will always be personal to you. 

Fees and availability

My fees are £45 for 50 minutes sessions. 

I am available at the Banbury Therapy Centre on Thursdays and Fridays, however other times may be available upon request.

If you have any questions regarding my counselling practice, I would be happy to receive any enquiries.  

How to contact me:

My emailsamtorgersen2019@gmail.com 

My mobile: 07379 213731

My website: samtorgersen.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 MBACP

Integrative Counsellor

I’m an Integrative Counsellor and Registered Member of 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 £45 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