Debbie Inkpen

Debbie Inkpen

The Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
OX16 9AJ

07927 704595

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The Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
OX16 9AJ

07927 704595

About me

Hello and welcome. I am a person-centred counsellor working with adults and young people.

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.Taking the first step to talking about your problems can be a big step to take and may feel daunting.  I will help to build a safe trusting therapeutic relationship in the work that we do together.

How counselling can help

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. Life can be busy and at times it can feel as though there is no one to really listen when you need to talk. Counselling can offer you the opportunity to be really heard and enable you to allow some of these difficult thoughts and feelings come out in to the open.

How I work

I am an integrative counsellor and work predominantly in the person-centred approach . This means that you take the lead in what you want to talk about with regards to any issues or concerns that may be troubling you from the past, present or future.

My aim

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 feel more in control of your every day life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Membership of professional bodies:

I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework which I use as a guide to work safely and ethically within my counselling practice.

I have Professional Civil Liability insurance

I am DBS checked


  • CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills


I regularly undertake and update my CPD (Continued Professional Development) in order to inform my work.

Recent training

  • Attachment Intervention (Bowlby/ Crittendon)
  • Practical Skills in Gestalt

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

Working with children and young people

I have nine years experience of working therapeutically with children and young people alongside their parents and carers through my work in a variety of settings which includes schools, home and in the wider community. This work has invariably put the child at the centre and has involved me working alongside the young person to help them talk about things that have been troubling them, to help them have their voice heard and advocating for them when required.

Member organisations



Sessions last for 50 minutes and are offered on a weekly basis.

My charge is £40 per session.

Further information

The Banbury Therapy Centre is situated in a convenient location on the edge of Banbury town.  It has a welcoming and comfortable reception area which is fully manned and there is free parking available.

Maps & Directions

Banbury, OX16 9AJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I can offer sessions on Tuesday evenings 6-9pm & Saturday mornings 9am-1pm. It maybe possible to offer sessions outside of these times depending on room availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults