Ben Whitaker BACP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor
You may be finding life difficult and challenging at the moment. It may be that you are feeling anxious or depressed or have a general feeling of dissatisfaction making life difficult to manage. Your feelings and thoughts can be explored in the safety and containment of counselling and psychotherapy.
What is Counselling
Counselling gives you the opportunity for shared exploration of your issues in a safe and confidential environment. The aim is to enable you to make your own choices rather than to give you advice. At its best counselling can be a way of coming to healing, wholeness and self knowledge. I make no promises on this, but aim to provide the best possible setting for such change to take place.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with many years experience wortking with individuals both in counselling centres and in private practice. I am qualified in Integrative Psychotherapy which enables me to work with many kinds of emotional difficulties.
I have particular experience of working with depression, anxiety and stress.
What is the next step?
To book an initial session or a free phone consultation call me on 07939225766. If I am unable to answer leave a message or send me a text letting me know what times it would be convenient for me to call you back. Alternatively email me using the button on this page. I will then contact you as soon as I can.
In the first session we would explore what brings you to seek counselling and discuss the best sway forward for you. After that the counselling sessions would normally be once a week and last for 50 minutes.
For further details about me and my work please visit by website, see above for link.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling from Oxford Brookes University.
R.S.H. Certificate in Counselling from Salisbury College.
M.A. And Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from The Minster Centre and Middlesex University.
Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice of Supervision from Metanoia Institute
I am accredited to and registered with BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Practice of BACP.
I first qualified as a counselor in 1997 and went on to train as a Psychotherapist and Supervisor of other therapists. As well as working ion private practice I have experience of work as a counselor in a variety of other contexts including hospitals and prisons. I have also worked for MIND.
I am a member of Oxford Psychotherapy Society
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross Cultural Issues
Sessions normally take place once a week and last for 50 minutes. I charge £55 per session; this fee may be negotiable depending on circumstances.
There is free parking outside of my counselling rooms off Iffley Road, Oxford. I am also within easy walking distance of a main bus route from the centre of the city.
There is also free parking 10 minutes from my other counselling room at 9 Park End Street. This room is close to Oxford Station and within walking distance to the centre of the city.
To make an appointment, or just to have an exploratory chat, please call me on 07939225766. Please do not be put off if you get an answerphone: leave your name and number and I will ring you back as soon as possible. Please let me know if you would rather I didn't leave a message on your phone. As an alternative please email me using the link above.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on Monday evenings from 4.00 to 9.00pm near Iffley Road, Oxford. I also work on Thursdays all day and evenings at Park End Street, near the railway station. Parking available at both
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists living in the Oxford area.