Marie Alexandra Oxley
I am a Counselling Psychologist offering therapy to individuals, minors, adolescents and family members. My main approaches include Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and adapted CBT or integrative therapy for including child and adolescent work, also neurodevelopmental disorders. Assessments are available as a one off session or for signposting to other services, where applicable.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an HCPC Chartered Counselling Psychologist (PYL 31838) and Registered Member of the BACP (234643). The focus of my work is based upon developing a good therapeutic relationship with clients which is integral to building trust.
I aim to create a trusting, safe and collaborative space for clients that allows for reflection on their lives, increasing self awareness and opening up choices. I work for the NHS and independently across all ages. I use CAT, psychodynamic, CBT and an integrative approach in my work. I can offer supervision or therapy for trainee doctoral counselling psychologists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have longstanding experience of working with clients presenting with the following:
Depression and general anxiety work
Relationship issues and sexual or gender identity difficulties
Loss and bereavement
Surviving sexual and physical abuse or domestic violence
People who were in care or in institutions including boarding or services
Carers and family for persons with disability or long term illness
People with issues related to long term physical or mental health problems
People who were substance users or dependent
Promoting resilience, motivation, confidence and esteem
Anxiety within the context of a diagnosis with autism / post diagnosis surgery
Adults, children and parents (work with minors subject to discussion / room availability)
Difficulties related to ethnicity, gender, culture, identity, socioeconomic status or sexuality
Panic, social anxiety, OCD or phobic behaviours
Motivational work and self-development, promoting wellness through diet and exercise
Therapy or supervision for trainee counsellors, therapists, psychologists
In our first session we will explore your situation and expectations of therapy with no obligation to commit further nor to a minimum number of sessions although we could discuss that together, dependent on needs.
I can work short term (4, 6 or 8 sessions), as well as provide longer term therapy or open-ended therapy. Depending on your needs sessions last an hour and are at regular times.
I accept online prompt payments by BACS or Paypal
I apply a sliding scale, dependent on whether in work, or other circumstances. I charge from £60 ph if independent up to £120 ph if funded through the workplace or private insurance. I negotiate a separate fee for assessments and I offer concessions to students, trainees and supervisees, subject to discussion first. Students or trainees will be asked to leave an intial deposit.
If you need to cancel a session, please note I require 48 hours’ notice, otherwise fees will apply. This is standard protocol.
Specialist areas of interest include; anxiety, depression, autism, personality disorders, self harm, physical health, carers, identity, disability, austerity, children and adolescents, work related dynamics, family relationships, intersectionality.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday from 6pm
Tuesday after 5pm
Thursday am pm eve
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to doctoral trainees and for other mental health work outside of this, where applicable.View supervision profile