Marie Alexandra Oxley
South East London
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 therapeutic relationship with clients which is integral to good practice.
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 CBT, psychodynamic and an integrative approach in my work. I can offer supervision or therapy for trainee doctoral counselling psychologists.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training includes but is not limited to the following:
Prof Doc in Counselling Psychology, University of East London (HCPC, CPyschol, BACP)
MA Developmental Psychology, Institute of Education, UCL
Neuropsychology, Cognitive and Memory assessment (accredited BPS)
CAT Skills Case Management Training (ACAT accredited)
ADOS-2 /ADI-R training KCL Psychology Services)
Working Systemically with Family Illness & Disability (TAVI workshop series)
Supervision training (accredited BPS)
I have extensive experience of working with clients presenting with
Depression and general anxiety work
Relationship issues and or sexual difficulties
Loss and bereavement
Surviving sexual and physical abuse or domestic violence
People who were in care adopted or in institutions
Cares and family and persons with disability
People with issues related to long term health problems
People who were substance users or alcohol users
Promoting resilience, confidence and esteem
Anxiety within the context of being diagnosed with autism
Adults, children and parents (work with minors subject to further discussion)
Difficulties related to ethnicity, gender, culture, identify or sexuality
Panic, social anxiety, OCD behaviours
Motivational work and self development
Therapy or supervision for trainee counsellors, therapists, psychologists
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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 generally last an hour and are at regular times.
I accept cash at the end of a session or accept prompt payments by BACS and Paypal
I charge from £60 if independent or £75 if funded through the workplace or private insurance. I will negotiate a separate fee in regard to assessments. I offer concessions to students, trainees and supervisees to be discussed first.
If you need to cancel a session please note I require 48 hours notice otherwise charges will apply. This is standard protocol.
My ethos reflects the values of Counselling Psychology practice with emphasis on personal meaning and experience. I work using an integrative approach to tailor therapy to the client's needs. I have long term experience in using Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I have experience and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I have worked with personality disorders and with OCD as well as post addiction or with phobias.
I am experienced in carrying out assessment across our health services (CAMHS, Primary and Secondary Care and Inpatient Units). I have experience in working with complex problems also children, teens and families. This includes persons with learning difficulties LD and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Conditions. I am trained in ADOS and ADI-R and experienced in family and parenting work. My approach is informed by psychological formulation to help to explore and understand the client’s difficulties.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday Tuesday or Thursday evening Friday morning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|