Flora Winchester (UKCP-registered), Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy in Oxford: I work one-to-one with clients on a wide range of issues. I offer a FREE initial session, where we meet in person. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions and decide whether psychotherapy could be helpful for you.
Many people face difficulties and challenges in their lives at one time or another. Perhaps you feel anxious or depressed. Maybe you feel unable to deal with changes in your life, such as losing a job, or a difficult relationship. Or it could be that you are struggling with self-critical thoughts, or with memories of things that have happened to you in the past. Perhaps you are finding it hard to stop behaving in ways that are harming you and/or your relationships with others.
Like many people, you may feel that you have to cope alone because those around you don't really understand. Psychotherapy can give you someone to talk to about anything you want; someone who will listen to how things are for you, without judgement, and support you in restoring your sense of well-being.
As we both listen and pay attention to your experience, you may discover ways in which things that happened in the past could be influencing how you feel and behave now. You may find that your feelings and emotions naturally start to change; that old patterns of behaviour gradually drop away, to be replaced by more positive ways of relating to yourself and other people. You may also find that you have a fuller sense of who you really are and greater confidence in your own clarity, creativity and kindness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute. I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their ethical standards. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP) and the Oxford Psychotherapy Society (OPS).
I see clients privately and also work as a student counsellor in Higher Education. I work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, eating disorders, obsessive and compulsive behaviour, bereavement, bipolar affective disorder and post traumatic stress.
As well as practising as a psychotherapist, I have worked in a variety of organisations. I am very aware of the stress that many of us face in our relationships, in our work, and through unemployment.
I have meditated on a regular basis for several years and my own mindfulness practice is an important part of my life.
Having lived and worked abroad for many years, I cherish a particular interest in global issues and working with people from other cultures.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Buddhism and meditation
I charge £50 per one-hour session. Please let me know if fees are an issue for you as I do offer concessions.
Mindfulness has been defined as "a compassionate and non-judgemental awareness of the present moment" (Jon Kabat-Zinn).
In therapy, it means paying attention to our experience - our thoughts, our emotions and the sensations in our bodies - with interest, kindness and without judgement.
I will work with you to cultivate more mindfulness in your life, and in our sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish, French and some Italian|
Early morning, daytime and evening slots available. No weekends.
Types of client