Amanda Jeffries MA, MSt, UKCP (accred), MBACP
I am an experienced therapist offering short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy in a consulting room close to central Oxford. I deal with issues including depression, loss, anger, anxiety, relationship and mental health difficulties, as well as exploring who you are and life directions.
You may be seeking help because you are going through a period of crisis or pain, or because you have felt stuck, anxious or depressed for some time. There may be past or present issues or relationship that you feel the need to explore. You may have experienced, or be starting to experience, mental health difficulties. My core approach is psychodynamic, which means that we will work together to get to the root of current or ongoing issues, and try to make sense of them and work through the feelings involved. My aim is to offer the right balance of support and challenge to help you move forward, understand yourself better, and discover more satisfying ways of thinking, feeling, relating and living.
I work in a quiet ground floor consulting room in a clinic with disabled access. It is on a bus route and there is free 2-hour parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Modern Languages, and an MSt in Psychodynamic Practice, from Oxford University. The latter includes both a Certificate in Psychodynamic Studies and a Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice. I am currently on the committee of the Oxford Psychotherapy Society.
I am accredited by and registered with the UKCP, and a member of the BACP, and I abide by their codes of ethics and practice.
I have several years experience of offerering counselling and psychotherapy in different NHS settings, including Psychological Services. I have also worked in a large workplace organisation, offering therapy for work-related and personal issues, and have experience of working with people with mental health issues.
I have a wide professional experience of working with people from diverse cultures and religious backgrounds. I can offer therapy in Spanish and French.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am happy working with spiritual dimensions of therapy if this is an approach you would like to take.
I see people once a week at a regular time for 50-minute sessions. My current fee is £47. I have some concessionary places - please mention in your enquiry if you would like to apply for one of these.
Please visit my website www.amandajeffries.co.uk for more details of how I work. My phone is often on voicemail when I am in session, so please leave a message and I will get back to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish and French|
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Last appointment 19.15
Types of client