Anne Oyston MA, (Couns), MBACP, B.Ed (Hons), Dip. Couns

Anne Oyston MA, (Couns), MBACP, B.Ed (Hons), Dip. Couns


01793 932260 / 07830 073705

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About me

Hello. Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I hope you can find something here which helps you understand how I work and how I might possibly help you.

I can appreciate how difficult it is to take that first move into deciding to find a counsellor and then to making that first step to contact someone, someone who is, after all a relative stranger. Knowing that you want to take that first step, make that very first approach to possibly getting some support and help, wanting to make some changes is the biggest step you can take, but also the most important one on the road to feeling better.

When someone has taken that first step, and reaches out to someone like me, that in itself, shows how much you want things to change and is the best sign. I am trained to listen, to support you in however you need things to change, to offer you a therapeutic environment where you can explore any issues, emotions or thoughts that are troubling you. In my many years of counselling, I know that it is you, the client who knows what it is important, who wants to continue to grow but for one reason or another has been prevented from doing so. My role is to support you in this growth and together we can work out how you can resolve these difficult emotions.

A bit of background, I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor working with children and adults in a humanistic, person centred way. I specialise in bereavement, grief and loss, anxiety and depression as well as relationship counselling and anger management. Having been a teacher for many years, I am also experienced in working with children and adolescents and currently offer therapeutic support to parents and children in local schools and the professionals who support those children. For the last six years, I have also been a tutor on successive Level 3 Counselling Studies courses as well as the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling courses.

With this in mind, I also offer reduced rates to counsellors in training as an added incentive for student counsellors who need to fulfil their course requirements. Please ask for details.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA in Counselling Studies, a Diploma and an Advanced Certificate in Counselling with Nottingham University and am also a fully qualified graduate teacher, which was my previous profession.

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework.

Previously I have been a bereavement counsellor, a manager of a Children's Centre for grief and loss, a secondary school counsellor and am currently working as a consultant counsellor offering emotional support to teachers and parents in local schools, as well as running a private practice where I see adults and children and supervise other counsellors to support their own practice.

Currently, I also tutor students on Level Three Counselling and Level Four Diploma in Counselling courses at a local college.

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The fees are on a sliding scale, depending on different contributing factors, including means, travel etc

The usual cost is £45 per session of approximately one hour with a reduced rate of £40 for children (11 and under) for a session of 45 minutes. There will be a minimum charge of £60 for couples and family work.

Further information

I work mainly in Swindon and outlying areas. I do have some daytime and evening appointments, so please contact me if you feel I may be of help.

It  can be very daunting to consider coming to speak to a counsellor, but please be assured that my aim will be to put you at your ease and discover whether I can help you to find a way through your difficulties.

PLEASE NOTE: if you have recently contacted me via email, using the I must apologise for the lack of a reply as I have been unable to access that account due to an error by the admin team. Please do contact me again using the new contact email if you would still like to make an enquiry about counselling.

Maps & Directions

Swindon, SN25

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I can offer some daytime and early evening sessions throughout the week at a time convenient to us both.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults