Wyon Stansfeld, M.Soc.Sci, CQSW, MBACP.

Wyon Stansfeld, M.Soc.Sci, CQSW, MBACP.

33A Canal St,
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6BQ

07783 858 958

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33A Canal St,
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6BQ

07783 858 958

About me

I am a straightforward, kindly, fully qualified counsellor with 40 years experience of working with people facing serious difficulties and life challenges. I offer a service tailored to your specific needs, providing both short or longer-term help as needed.

I work with a wide range of problems including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, life crisis, addictions, low self-esteem, abuse, disempowerment, anger management, bereavement, trauma, illness and loss of meaning.

“It soon felt safe to talk. The sessions were expertly guided with valuable interventions and feedback.”

“I found you so empathic, calm and reassuring and my confidence built up through the sessions”

I also provide a number of specialist services including family reconciliation, couples counselling, external supervision for managers and employees and organisational consultancy.

“We have so enjoyed our meetings with you. You have helped us grow in so many ways – your sensitivity and insight are a real gift, thank you so much for supporting us along the way.” (Director of local refugee charity following 8 group sessions for staff).

Some of the benefits of talking to me include:

  • Improved self-compassion.
  • Gaining more choice, empowerment, meaning and success in your life.
  • Better personal and professional relationships.
  • New ways of coping with difficult emotions and situations.
  • Understanding and moving on from the past.
  • Relieving symptoms of trauma, stress and anxiety.
  • Unravelling and changing self-destructive patterns of behaviour.
  • Enjoying life more.

My approach is rooted in kindly, non-judgemental, sensitive listening, and authentic relating. We are all unique and I don’t believe in fixes or formulas that work for everyone. Although I follow an integrative approach, gathering what is best in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, and I am familiar with a range of different techniques, I prefer to be flexible and to work together with people in an open and interactive exploration that enables them to find their own individual solutions. The sessions will be about you, not me, but I am not a brick wall and am prepared, as appropriate, to offer an opinion or a respectful challenge. I always feel honoured when people relate honestly whatever is going on for them, however difficult, and I greatly enjoy helping people to access their own inner resources in order to lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

“I had full confidence in you. Your gift in being able to listen has helped me gain my confidence again! I feel I am now able to manage the problems I have and look after number 1.”

“Through your unique ability to tap into the delicate and fragile patterns that were present you managed to help me piece together the events that are my life until finally I have become at ease with the past and comfortable with my present.”

“I am writing to say thank you for those sessions: with three and a bit years hindsight I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that they were the most valuable hours of my life.”

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling, Institute of Psychosynthesis, London.

CQSW, M Soc. Sci, (Masters in Social Work, Birmingham University).

I am a member of BACP and my work is fully supervised.

As well as running a private counselling practice for over a decade I have directed a large counselling organisation (Communicare Counselling Service in Uxbridge) of which I am now trustee, and worked for several charities including Oxford Family Mediation Service (as the Service Manager), Refugee Resource (where I managed the counselling team), Emmaus Oxford and Sanctuary Hosting. In addition to my work experience and training, I have a regular mindfulness practice, and, perhaps most importantly, I have a good chunk of life experience – including as a husband (happily married for over 20 years) and a father.

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Marriage enrichment

Self Compassion

Mediation

Loneliness

Isolation

Guilt and shame

Parenting skills

Conflict

Transition

Codependency

Loss of faith and/or meaning

Coping with illness

Disempowerment

Facing mortality

Management consultancy/support

Organisational consultancy

Fees

I offer a free first session – so you can see if you want to work with me and I can assess whether I think I can help you.

After the first session my rate is £50 per hour (£70 for couples and evening work), with a few concessions, subject to availability, for people on benefits or low income.

Further information

If you have any further questions do please do phone or email me.

I also accept third party referrals including from other therapists, GPs, Occupational Health, Social Services, employers and charities.

Maps & Directions

Oxford, OX2 6BQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently have space on Tuesdays (daytime and evening)

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have recruited, supervised, and managed counsellors over many years - as a regional supervisor for an EAP, as the counselling services manager for a charity working with refugees, and as the director of two counselling services  including Communicare Counselling Service - one of the longest standing counselling services in the UK.

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