Santha Payne

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BA, BACP Accredited
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Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11
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About me

I am an Accredited and experienced therapist of over 20 years experience working from my home near Evesham. I work with individual, couples and young people.

I offer therapy for issues such as anxiety, depression and relational breakdown including narcissistic abuse. 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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees per session are £65 in Evesham. 

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

When I work

I have a variety of appointments available in Ealing on a Thursday. 
I work from my home in Evesham in WR11 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

Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

Trainee supervision offered in Worcestershire and online - Person Centred core trained.

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Santha Payne
Santha Payne