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Dr Annie Jones
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, I work with adults and young people in the areas of anxiety and depression, trauma, relationship breakdown, lifestyle change, bullying and low self-esteem, those coming out of abusive situations, especially involving narcissism, post-natal depression, birth trauma, grief and end-of-life care, gender and sexuality. I also work with people looking for a safe space to work through career challenges
As an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, I work with adults and young people in the areas of anxiety and depression, trauma, relationship breakdown, lifestyle change, bullying and low self-esteem, those coming out of abusive situations, especially involving narcissism, post-natal depression, birth trauma, grief and end-of-life care, gender and sexuality. I also work with people looking for a safe space to work through career challenges
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Sophie Jane Miller
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford OX44
Are you stuck, finding life hard to manage or struggling with neurodiversity? Work with me to reconnect with your authentic self, the things that bring you joy and not get stuck on automatic pilot, playing parts that don't work any longer. You don't need to be unwell to benefit from psychosynthesis or mindfulness, although most people come to therapy when something gets stuck or unworkable in their lives. Whatever your reason to seek help, I believe in reconnecting you with what makes your heart sing.
Are you stuck, finding life hard to manage or struggling with neurodiversity? Work with me to reconnect with your authentic self, the things that bring you joy and not get stuck on automatic pilot, playing parts that don't work any longer. You don't need to be unwell to benefit from psychosynthesis or mindfulness, although most people come to therapy when something gets stuck or unworkable in their lives. Whatever your reason to seek help, I believe in reconnecting you with what makes your heart sing.
01865 900904 View 01865 900904
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Vaughan Myles Dutton
Psychologist, PhD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, offering online or in person therapy with adults. I also teach psychology from time to time, and carry out research into various social and psychological issues.
I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, offering online or in person therapy with adults. I also teach psychology from time to time, and carry out research into various social and psychological issues.
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Sarah Wardley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Are you pregnant and struggling with anxiety or low mood? Maybe you are already a parent and questioning how you feel, or finding that being a parent doesnt make you feel how you expected? I am a Registered Midwife and a Perinatal CBT Therapist and I specialise in helping people with mental health concerns relating to childbirth, from conception to the early years of parenthood. My first hand experience of working in maternity services means I can provide a safe space from which to support you, and can help with antenatal and post natal anxiety and depression, birth trauma and PTSD, fear of birth, OCD and phobias.
Are you pregnant and struggling with anxiety or low mood? Maybe you are already a parent and questioning how you feel, or finding that being a parent doesnt make you feel how you expected? I am a Registered Midwife and a Perinatal CBT Therapist and I specialise in helping people with mental health concerns relating to childbirth, from conception to the early years of parenthood. My first hand experience of working in maternity services means I can provide a safe space from which to support you, and can help with antenatal and post natal anxiety and depression, birth trauma and PTSD, fear of birth, OCD and phobias.
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Peter Good
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oxford OX44
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, down, unmotivated? I understand that it can be difficult to know what to do next. I have experience of helping people make sense of these feelings, and find a path to improve their lives. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling with traumatic events, it can sometimes feel like nobody understands, and there is no clear path forward. This can impact your life, and those you care about. I have worked with many people who feel like this, and there is a way forward. I offer online sessions wherever you're based, and in-person sessions in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, down, unmotivated? I understand that it can be difficult to know what to do next. I have experience of helping people make sense of these feelings, and find a path to improve their lives. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling with traumatic events, it can sometimes feel like nobody understands, and there is no clear path forward. This can impact your life, and those you care about. I have worked with many people who feel like this, and there is a way forward. I offer online sessions wherever you're based, and in-person sessions in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
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Leah Spasova
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
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Clare Hughes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist. I offer individual weekly psychotherapy for adults. I am trained with the UPCA on the Masters Programme in Psychodynamic Practice at Oxford University, an in-depth and rigorous personal, theoretical and clinical training. I am a member of the UKCP and BACP, and follow their code of ethics. I have experience of working with adults and supporting individuals who have had experience of abuse and trauma, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, divorce, anxiety, low mood and depression. But more importantly I am ready to hold you in mind as an individual with a unique story to tell.
I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist. I offer individual weekly psychotherapy for adults. I am trained with the UPCA on the Masters Programme in Psychodynamic Practice at Oxford University, an in-depth and rigorous personal, theoretical and clinical training. I am a member of the UKCP and BACP, and follow their code of ethics. I have experience of working with adults and supporting individuals who have had experience of abuse and trauma, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, divorce, anxiety, low mood and depression. But more importantly I am ready to hold you in mind as an individual with a unique story to tell.
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Demelza Hawes
Counsellor, PsychD, MHGI
Verified Verified
Oxford OX33
Hello! I am here to offer a listening ear and for you to borrow my brain in relation to your mental and emotional distress. Together we will look into what is troubling you, while also looking through the filter of human emotional needs that innately require to be met. We'll then access your innate resources and I'll coach you through getting your needs met. If necessary I can utilise unique methods to deal with PTSD, trauma, cPTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and many more issues beyond, to bring you to contentment, while learning how to access that in the future too.
Hello! I am here to offer a listening ear and for you to borrow my brain in relation to your mental and emotional distress. Together we will look into what is troubling you, while also looking through the filter of human emotional needs that innately require to be met. We'll then access your innate resources and I'll coach you through getting your needs met. If necessary I can utilise unique methods to deal with PTSD, trauma, cPTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and many more issues beyond, to bring you to contentment, while learning how to access that in the future too.
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Dr Susannah Jenner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I aim to help and support people to overcome the difficult struggles that life can throw at us: when our anxieties and worries can grip us so tightly we feel paralysed by them. Or when life can feel so dark and overwhelming, we want to stay in bed all day and wish the world away, but then are filled with guilt and self-loathing that we have not done any of the things on our to do list. Or when all the shine has gone from our life, and no matter how much we try and get a ‘work-life balance’, we still feel exhausted, hollow, and our thinking is still foggy. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), and stress/burnout.
I aim to help and support people to overcome the difficult struggles that life can throw at us: when our anxieties and worries can grip us so tightly we feel paralysed by them. Or when life can feel so dark and overwhelming, we want to stay in bed all day and wish the world away, but then are filled with guilt and self-loathing that we have not done any of the things on our to do list. Or when all the shine has gone from our life, and no matter how much we try and get a ‘work-life balance’, we still feel exhausted, hollow, and our thinking is still foggy. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), and stress/burnout.
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Nexus Heart & Mind Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
We work with a wide range of issues that include common presentations such as anxiety, depression, childhood difficulties, historical abuse and social unease. We aim to provide you with the emotional freedom to explore the human conditions that challenge our general mental and emotional wellbeing. We do this by offering differing ways of working eg couple or individual counselling, mentoring and small group work.
We work with a wide range of issues that include common presentations such as anxiety, depression, childhood difficulties, historical abuse and social unease. We aim to provide you with the emotional freedom to explore the human conditions that challenge our general mental and emotional wellbeing. We do this by offering differing ways of working eg couple or individual counselling, mentoring and small group work.
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Judy Potts
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
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Michael William Cowdry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
I work with people who feel ready to address some kind of dis-ease in their lives, whether that is an anxiety, addiction, relationship question or stress-related physical pain. Many of these issues take time to address properly although people often experience relief relatively quickly. I worked as a teacher before becoming a psychotherapist, and still like the Greek word for teaching: pedagogy, which has at its heart the idea of accompanying. I accompany people in-person and online, on their journey; I rarely offer advice but work with people to help them understand themselves, what they want, and the best way forward for them.
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Ahmed Kandeel
Counsellor, BPC
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
I worked with clients who had depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and some who suffered from childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and relationship problems. Some clients just needed to talk about a specific issue for the short term, and some preferred to have longer-term counselling to address underlying aspects of their personality. It's a journey to understand the self, and perhaps this understanding can make things move forward and incite a change
I worked with clients who had depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and some who suffered from childhood trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and relationship problems. Some clients just needed to talk about a specific issue for the short term, and some preferred to have longer-term counselling to address underlying aspects of their personality. It's a journey to understand the self, and perhaps this understanding can make things move forward and incite a change
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Dr Melissa Barkan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
Often, individual difficulties are accompanied by the challenges of daily life, which make each person’s experience different and their therapeutic needs unique. Through short or long term therapy, I aim to support meaningful change in areas you would like to work on, with an understanding of the wider picture of how these issues may feature in daily life.
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Patsie Franks
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX2
A client is a family who are struggling with a teenager and having increasing difficulty in communication and high levels of conflict. The impact would be on all members of the family and how they handle this degree of stress. It might be that there is one family member who is most distressed or concerned by the situation and are the most motivated to seek help to resolve the difficulties.
A client is a family who are struggling with a teenager and having increasing difficulty in communication and high levels of conflict. The impact would be on all members of the family and how they handle this degree of stress. It might be that there is one family member who is most distressed or concerned by the situation and are the most motivated to seek help to resolve the difficulties.
020 4538 3983 View 020 4538 3983
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Rebecca Dalton -Motivating Minds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Do you or a loved one have unhealthy habits that are becoming regular routines? Is anxiety, low mood or depression causing you to feel lost, helpless or worthless? Is drinking or using drugs becoming more frequent as a way of coping? Are personal and work relationships being affected? Is your mental or physical health affecting your motivation? Do you feel shame, remorse and loneliness? If you or someone you are supporting is experiencing any of these feelings then I can help.
Do you or a loved one have unhealthy habits that are becoming regular routines? Is anxiety, low mood or depression causing you to feel lost, helpless or worthless? Is drinking or using drugs becoming more frequent as a way of coping? Are personal and work relationships being affected? Is your mental or physical health affecting your motivation? Do you feel shame, remorse and loneliness? If you or someone you are supporting is experiencing any of these feelings then I can help.
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Hannah Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Hello there, I am Hannah, and I hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGdip), and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I imagine you are here because you are struggling right now. Perhaps you are feeling lost, stuck or confused. I aim to offer a warm, accepting space for you to work through whatever you bring, so that you can better understand yourself and your needs.
Hello there, I am Hannah, and I hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGdip), and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I imagine you are here because you are struggling right now. Perhaps you are feeling lost, stuck or confused. I aim to offer a warm, accepting space for you to work through whatever you bring, so that you can better understand yourself and your needs.
020 3838 0614 View 020 3838 0614
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Dr Gislene Wolfart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
Hello, I am the Lead Psychologist at Oxford Mind & Body, where I work alongside a great group of professionals offering therapy to those aged 16 years and older. We are trained in a variety of psychotherapy approaches and together we treat many different conditions (including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, relationship difficulties and bereavement, amongst others). We also specialise in the treatment of eating disorders and their co-morbidities. We appreciate the uniqueness of our clients and we aim to tailor our skills to suit our clients' needs.
Hello, I am the Lead Psychologist at Oxford Mind & Body, where I work alongside a great group of professionals offering therapy to those aged 16 years and older. We are trained in a variety of psychotherapy approaches and together we treat many different conditions (including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, relationship difficulties and bereavement, amongst others). We also specialise in the treatment of eating disorders and their co-morbidities. We appreciate the uniqueness of our clients and we aim to tailor our skills to suit our clients' needs.
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Dr Nithura Sivarajah
Psychotherapist, PsychD, HCPC-Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
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New Life Therapy - Sherene Charles
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Are you tired of going around the same old mountain? Counselling could be the first step in you experiencing the change you desire.
Are you tired of going around the same old mountain? Counselling could be the first step in you experiencing the change you desire.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Oxford

200+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Oxford who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
81% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
61% AXA PPP
43% Bupa

How Counsellors in Oxford see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Oxford?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Therapist Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Therapist Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.