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About me

I am an Accredited and experienced therapist working from my home in Mollington and Ealing. I work with individual, couples and young people.

I offer therapy for issues such as anxiety, depression and relational breakdown. I can support individuals to find strategies and more effective ways of managing anxiety and panic disorder so they may regain their quality of life and peace of mind. I am also an experienced couples counsellor and offer impartial support to both parties experiencing relational breakdown.

My Psychotherapy training has allowed me to consider how early attachments in childhood affect and influence who we choose as partners and how it affects our current adult relationships. I offer clients open ended therapy to allow them to consider these dynamics for as long as they need to reach a satisfying outcome.

I work in addition, with young people who are experiencing mental health issues which may be impeding their development and affecting their social relationships - social anxiety, bullying and cyber bullying all are producing a very real threat to young people currently. I work with individuals to support them in managing panic disorders and self harm and long term depression and anxiety. Self esteem is often a key issue in young people’s lives today. In today’s world of selfies and social media a strong therapeutic relationship in therapy can allow individuals to regain their sense of well being and confidence in connecting with others in a real way. I also offer recovery support for those who have experienced sexual harassment or attack.

I work with children and young people from the ages of 13-21 and have over 20 years experience of working with residential therapeutic schools and adolescent wards of mental health hospitals such as the Wareneford in Oxford.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons 1991
  • Diploma in Person Centered Therapy 2000
  • Post Gratuate Diploma in Person Centred Psychotherapy 2017
  • 1st year Msc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute - 2002.
    Private practise in Banbury and Oxford.
  • Lead Counsellor at HMP Downview Prison.
  • I am a Clinical Supervisor to other counsellors in various settings.

I trained as a Supervisor in the Person Centred Approach at the Metanoia Institute - 2010. I have completed further Level 4 Supervision certificate training in 2017 and am happy to work with both students and experienced therapists

I work for the following private healthcare companies as an affiliated therapist:

  • Bupa - AXA PP Healthcare - Insight Healthcare
  • Couples Counselling Training 2016.
  • BACP Accreditation current 2017.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Ecotherapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees per session are £55 in Mollington and Ealing £75.

I offer a sliding scale and discounted rates for those on limited or fixed incomes.

Availability

I have a variety of appointments available in Ealing on a Thursday. 
I work from my home in Mollington in Ox17 and have appointments in the evening. Telephone or zoom appointments 8am-9pm

Further information

I also offer Equine Experiential therapy for the following areas:

  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety management
  • Abusive relationships
  • Social Anxiety
  • Fee per session £60

Room 11 Central Chambers
1-10 The Broadway
Ealing
London
W5 2NR

Banbury
OX17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Trainee supervision offered in Ealing and Oxfordshire - Person Centred core trained.

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Santha Payne BA, BACP Accredited.

Santha Payne BA, BACP Accredited.