Dr Carole Blythe - Chartered Psychologist, Psychotherapist (UKCP) and Supervisor
My name is Carole Blythe. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Psychotherapist with a private practice in Oxford OX4. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to adults from all walks of life who wish to address difficulties in their lives.
Previously I worked for ten years in the NHS primary care as a therapist. I have also worked as a therapist in a substance abuse recovery service, in a university student counselling service, a youth counselling service and within a corporate setting.
I work with a wide range of life issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, early life trauma and addictions.
My approach is integrative and relational, developing from psychodynamic, humanistic and developmental theories, as well as from current research in psychology and neuro-science. This approach enables me to offer clients a therapeutic relationship that is based on their specific needs and personality.
I aim to help you explore your current situation, to develop an awareness of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and help you gain a meaningful understanding of yourself and how you respond to life and to people around you. I see therapy as a process of self-discovery and a means of developing an increased capacity for choice.
The initially meeting:
At the first meeting I will ask some questions about you, your hopes and your aims for coming to therapy. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions of me and find out if I am the right therapist for you. Assuming we decide to work together at this first session we will make a contract to work together for an initial period e.g. for 6 sessions, before reviewing our work together and then deciding how we continue.
Confidentiality is paramount throughout the therapy process.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute (www.metanoia.ac.uk) and Middlesex University (www.mdx.ac.uk)
- Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute / UKCP accredited (www.psychotherapy.org.uk)
- Graduation Diploma in Psychology – Buckingham Chilterns University College
- HCPC registered: The title “Counselling Psychologist” can only be used by those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (www.hcpc-uk.org) an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. Registration number: PYL 35624
- Chartered Psychologist: Chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) (www.bps.org.uk) reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Chartered Psychologist status is the BPS gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Chartered psychologists are entitled to use the designation 'CPsychol'.
- UKCP registered: The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) (www.psychotherapy.org.uk) holds national registers of psychotherapists, listing those practitioners who meet exacting standards and training requirements.
- BPS accredited supervision training.
- I subscribe to the UKCP, BPS and Metanoia Institute code of ethics.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Integrative supervsion for therapists is offered to individuals and small groups.
Fees for supervison to be negotiated
I am registered with a number of insurance companies including AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality etc
I offer daytime and early evening appointments during the week.
I am also registered as a Psychotherapist with a number of health insurers, please contact me to discuss.
To make an appointment you can either:
- telephone: 07909 812610 or
- email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do telephone me, you are likely to get my voicemail or I may not be able to speak to you personally.
Please do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am available.
My consulting room is within easy reach from the City Centre and the ring round; there is a bus stop a few metres away and free two hour parking in the adjacent streets.