Briony Nicholls

Briony Nicholls

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working near central Oxford.

I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental, empathic and confidential environment, in which people can talk about whatever they want, explore their experiences, discuss their problems and difficulties, decide what they want to change, and consider how to cope with what they can't change.

My approach is based on 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 relate to others. It is suited both to short-term goal-focussed counselling, and longer-term more exploratory psychotherapy. Commonly people who contact me are experiencing some feelings of anxiety or depression, or struggling with relationship issues or family issues. My approach is well suited to working with people to help change these problems and stop repeating unhelpful patterns in life. I also work with people who are simply dissatisfied or uneasy with their lives and want things to be different.

If you are interested, contact me by phone or email, then the first step will be an initial face-to-face appointment. The aim of that session is to allow both of us to see how we feel about working together, and to enable you to decide whether you want to continue working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and registered psychotherapist, registered by the UKCP.

I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, and am a Certified Transactional Analyst (the international qualification in TA), with a psychotherapy speciality.

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

I am also qualified to teach and supervise TA, as I am a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, with a psychotherapy speciality. I am on the UKCP supervision directory.

I am the Lead Tutor for TA courses at the Iron Mill College in Exeter, Devon.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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.


£55/session for individuals (some concessionary places are available)
£65/session for couples
£55/session for supervision

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Oxford, OX3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

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


I have daytime and some evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a UKCP Registered supervisor.

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