Flora Winchester, Psychotherapist & Supervisor
UKCP and BACP registered: I work one-to-one with clients on a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues. This can be short-term or long-term. I also offer low-cost supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, or anyone working in the caring professions. I am currently working towards inclusion in the UKCP's Professional Register for Supervisors.
I offer a FREE initial meeting (30-40 minutes). This is to get to know each other and see whether we could work together. Choosing a therapist or supervisor is important. As in any relationship, we need to be a good fit.
Many people face difficulties and challenges in their lives. Perhaps you feel anxious, lonely or depressed. You may be trying to deal with big changes, such as losing a job, or ending a relationship. Or you could be struggling with self-critical thoughts, or memories of things that have happened in the past. Perhaps you find it hard to stop behaving in ways that are harmful to you or other 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 Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute. I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) in the Humanistic and Integrative category, and adhere to their ethical standards. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP).
I see clients privately and have also worked as a student counsellor in Higher Education. I use Mindfulness to work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship or family issues, addictions, eating disorders, bereavement, illness and trauma.
As well as practising as a psychotherapist, I have worked in a variety of large organisations, including the BBC, Oxfam and the University of Oxford. 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 many 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
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Buddhism and meditation
LGBTQ and gender identity
'Empty nest' syndrome
Being a grandparent
Difficult or lonely childhoods
Creativity: Writer's or Artist's block
Blended or complex families
Step-parents and step-siblings
Childless or child-free
Dreams and archetypes
I charge £55 for a 60-minute session.
I offer a FREE initial meeting (30-40 minutes). This is to get to know each other and see whether we could work together. Choosing a therapist is important: as in any relationship, we need to be a good fit.
I also offer three concessionary places, which are reserved for people on a low income. These places will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do let me know if you qualify.
Whilst I am working towards UKCP registration as a supervisor, I can offer low-cost or no-cost supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, and anyone working in the caring professions. Please contact me for details.
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