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About me

I have been a practising psychotherapist for twenty years, registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP). My practice is in Shipton-u-Wychwood, though I lived and worked in London prior to this. I worked for a number of years in London, both in private practice and in the NHS at St Thomas Hospital and within the Prison Service.

I came to practise psychotherapy after a career of many years at the Bar in London, and believe that this experience has helped me bring a fresh approach to my psychotherapy practice and, I hope, a common sense take on the problems my clients bring me. Clients seem to feel very much at ease with the friendly environment they discover on arrival. Perhaps partly because I don't just sit and nod!

Although I am trained to work psychodynamically (ie what is happening in the unconscious that causes conflict and so unhappiness for the individual), I also work in the treatment of phobia, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),anxiety, OCD, anger, depression, and general relationship difficulties, including couple relationships. I work with adults and young adult I also work for large commercial companies for whom I provide critical incident support onsite (where there has been a serious incident at the place of work) and give general emotional support and guidance for their employees.

It is important to me to treat every client as an individual and I use a variety of techniques, including mindfulness and visualization,  which I am continually expanding and adapting, while exploring with the client those approaches which feel most effective for them.

I am also registered with PruHealth, Bupa, CIGNA, Aviva and the Rehabilitation Network for insurance covered therapies.

Training, qualifications & experience

John Bowlby Centre (formerly CAPP). UKCP reg. MA Oxon

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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

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).

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Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


between £60-£85 depending on the type and length of the work, though lower fees are negotiable.


07:30 - 19:30 Mon-Fri 09:00-13:00 alternate Saturdays

Further information

My MA is in literature.

I have written a published memoir for a Holocaust survivor.

I  do use a cognitive approach where this feels right for client and therapist.

Chipping Norton

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


John Landaw MA;UKCP Registered

John Landaw MA;UKCP Registered