Carole Blythe UKCP registered
257 London Road
07909 812 610
My name is Carole Blythe. I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with a private practice in Headington, Oxford. I also work as a therapist in the NHS, and in a substance abuse counselling service.
I aim to help you explore your current situation, to develop an awareness of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and help you gain a meaningful understanding of yourself and how you respond to life and to people around you. I see therapy as a process of self-discovery and a means of developing an increased capacity for choice.
My approach is integrative and relational; developing from psychodynamic, humanistic and developmental theories, as well as from current research in psychology and neuro-science. This approach enables me to offer clients a therapeutic relationship that is based on their specific needs and personality.
I work with individuals both short and long term.
The initially meeting:
At the first meeting I will ask some questions about you and your hopes and aims for coming to therapy. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions of me and find out if I am the right therapist for you. Assuming we decide to work together at this first session we will make a contract to work together for an initial period e.g. for 6 sessions, before reviewing our work together and then deciding how we continue.
Confidentiality is paramount throught the therapy process.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is through the Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology Doctoral course, jointly at Metanoia Institute (www.metanoia.ac.uk) and Middlesex University (www.mdx.ac.uk). I will complete the doctoral research element of the course in 2013, and become a Chartered Counselling Psychologist.
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) (www.psychotherapy.org.uk) Registration Number: 2011162468.
I am also a trainee member of the division of Counselling Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of Metanoia Institute and subscribe to their code of ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
An area of special interest to me is addictions, I am particularly interested in working to aid people who have experienced difficulties with substance abuse, sex addiction, gambling addiction or internet porn addiction.
My fee is £55 for a 50 minute session, payable at the time of the session. This weekly time slot is yours for as long as you find therapy useful.
I offer daytime and early evening appointments during the week.
To make an appointment you can either:
- telephone: 07909 812610 or
- email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do telephone me, you are likely to get my voicemail or I may not be able to speak to you personally.
Please do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am available.
My consulting room is within easy reach from the City Centre and the ring round; there is a bus stop a few metres away and free two hour parking in the adjacent streets.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and early evening appointments during week days.