Choosing the right counsellor can seem daunting. Your distress will be unique to you as will the path you take to deal with your problems. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I help you to understand the origins of your distress by exploring repeating patterns and making links with your present and past life. Through understanding how negative patterns of behaviour have developed you can begin to find ways of making the changes you desire
I am an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I do not judge you, nor advise you but I do support you, sensitively and confidentially, so that you know you are no longer alone with your problems.
The psychodynamic approach also gives special focus to the counselling relationship so that a space is created between us that feels safe and where trust can build. This relationship can also provide insights into the relationships in your everyday life.
I am also a relational therapist and can work with couples as well as individuals from this perspective.
I am on the BACP register of counsellors approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. As such I adhere to an established code of ethics in the work I do with you.
For more information please take a look at my website www.carolinephillipscounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Accedited Counsellor/Psychotherapist of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP (Accred)
Member of the British Psychological Society - MBPsS
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP Accredited)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Certificate in Couples Therapy
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
Initial session - £30
On-going sessions: Individuals - £50 (£45 online); Couples - £60 (£50 online)
Concessions are available for those on low income.
Each session lasts 50 minutes. Both day and evening appointments are available.
Sessions via Skype or Zoom are available.
Appointments can be offered mornings, afternoons or evenings to suit your schedule.
Free parking is easily available at both the Witney and Oxford locations.
Home visits may also be possible where there are accessibility difficulties.
Online sessions also available.