Briony Nicholls

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D Phil, UKCP Registered, TSTA(P)
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Oxford, OX3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thank you for checking out my profile. I am a psychotherapist with more than 20 years' experience. My consulting room is near central Oxford, and I work face-to-face.

People come to me when they are facing some kind of difficulty or challenge. This might mean they are worried about things in the future, or impacted by events in the past. They may be affected by issues in relationships or the wider environment. They may be feeling stuck in their life or career, or that they don’t fit in their current situation. They can be dealing with feelings of anxiety, grief, anger or depression, or simply feeling discontented in life.

In my room, I aim to provide a space in which we are able to talk about whatever’s on your mind. This allows you to explore your experiences, and discuss your problems and difficulties. To decide what you want to change, and consider how to cope with what you can't change.

My approach is based on Relational Transactional Analysis (TA). TA provides ways of looking at people's history, psychological make-up, the unhelpful patterns they tend to repeat in their lives, and the ways they communicate with and relate to others. It is suited both to short-term goal-focussed counselling, and longer-term more exploratory psychotherapy.

If you are interested, do please contact me by phone or email. We can then make an initial appointment. The aim of that session is to allow both of us to see how we feel about working together, and to let you decide whether you want to continue working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychotherapist, registered by the UKCP. I have been working as a psychotherapist for more than 20 years, and supervising and teaching psychotherapy for more than 10 years.

I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, and am a Certified Transactional Analyst (the international practitioner's qualification in TA), with a psychotherapy speciality. I am also qualified as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (psychotherapy speciality).

I am a member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis. I work within the ethical codes of the UKCP and UKATA.

As a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, I am also qualified to teach and supervise TA . I am on the UKCP supervision directory. I have supervision practices in Oxford and Devon.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a specialist interest in working with sports people in improving their psychological preparation, and therefore their performance, in sports. I also have experience of working with individuals who are getting ready for a big expedition, preparing for the psychological challenges that that brings.

I also have a specialist interest in neuroscience, the drugs used to treat psychiatric problems, and the ways that these drugs affect us.


£60.00 per session

Additional information

£65/session for individuals (some concessionary places are available)
£70/session for couples
£65/session for supervision

When I work

I have daytime appointments available for therapy and supervision.

Further information

I am a qualified as a supervisor through the European Association of Transactional Analysis: I am a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy speciality).

I offer supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists, based on relational models of supervision and on Transactional Analysis. I am listed in the UKCP supervision directory.

I worked for 10 years as the Programme Lead of the Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training at Iron Mill College, Exeter.

Marston, Oxford, OX3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Access to my consulting room is via two small steps (around 10 cm height).


In person

I am a UKCP-Registered supervisor. I offer supervision based on relational models of therapy.

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Briony Nicholls
Briony Nicholls