Santha Payne BA, BACP Accredited

Santha Payne BA, BACP Accredited

OX16 5BY


07415 022072

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OX16 5BY


07415 022072

About me

Everyone needs some support at points in their life and sometimes friends and family can't be as objective as they could be as they don't experience your feelings as you do.

Having a therapist work with you helps you make sense of the world and the issues it throws up - from your point of view. The therapeutic relationship should be a safe and non judgemental haven. A place where you can consider, with a properly trained mental health professional how best to navigate through your particular issues to a resolution which is both satisfying and meaningful.

It is vital to have someone you feel confident and comfortable with that will treat your concerns with respect and warmth. When people are understood empathically it allows them to explore their feelings at greater depth than if they are just listened to with sympathy. I work from a Person Centered and Existential position which holds the individual's inner world as vital to explore and understand before any therapeutic work can take place.

I have over 15 years of experience of working with people to get to a place where they feel happier and more content with situations and issues. What people bring is always varied in that everyone will experience an aspect of the human condition differently. I offer the first session free of charge as I believe it is worth finding the right therapist for you where you experience a good 'gut feeling' that work is possible between you - rather than just the nearest therapist to you.

I offer Skype therapy and telephone therapy to clients once a good level of relational working has been established. I work from Oxford and Banbury and clients decide how long or short their requirement for sessions will be.

Areas I work with are:

Childhood Abuse - Domestic Violence - Relationship Breakdown - Addictions - Substance Misuse - Complusive behaviour - Work related conflict and bullying - Bereavement - Miscarriage - Rape Recovery - Adoption issues - PTSD - Self Esteem - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - Depression - Anger Management - Sexual issues and Pornography Addiction.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons

Diploma in Person Centered Therapy

1st year Msc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy -Metanoia Institute - 2002.
Post Graduate Person Centered Psychotherapy - 2007-11.

Private practise in Banbury and Oxford.

Lead Counsellor at HMP Downview Prison.

I am a Clinical Supervisor to other counsellors in various settings.

I trained as a Supervisor in the Person Centred Approach at the Metanoia Institute - 2010.

I work for the following private healthcare companies as an affiliated therapist

Bupa - AXA PP Healthcare - Insight Healthcare - Right Management Workplace - Validium - Workplace Options.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

For further details please contact me on 07415 022072


My fees per session are £55
Couple rate £60

Further information

I work with young people around the following areas:

  • Cyber Bullying
  • Rape Recovery
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Social Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • Substance Misuse
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Academic pressure
  • Relationships within the family

I have 15 years of experience of working with young people in a variety of settings including Young Offender Institutes and Children's Homes within the Looked After System. I also work with young people from varying backgrounds in private practise where issues such as social anxiety and bullying are now causing young people as much difficulty as worries about self image or academic pressure from school. I work with individuals to help navigate the new and demanding pressures they face as young people in the cyber age with all this entails in terms of image and social expectation and accessibility from smart devices. This generation of young people now face greater social pressures than previous ones and are witness to and deluged by images and invitations to join the very adult world often at a daunting rate. I work with young people to assist and support them in managing their stress levels and how to navigate through this very different cyber landscape.

Maps & Directions

Banbury, OX16 5BY
Oxford, OX4 2JY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have both day and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer Person Centered supervision from Oxford and from my home in Banbury.

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