Daphne Brien

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Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29
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About me

I am a counsellor who works from a designated room in my home. Counselling can help to make sense of or deal with things that need to be changed in order to enjoy a happier and more fulfilling life. I work on either a short or long term basis and recognise just how much courage it can take to reach out for support.

My approach is gentle, supportive and respectful offering you a confidential, safe, warm and non-judgemental space to explore any difficult issues, thoughts or feelings with an aim to gain understanding and possible strategies to enable lasting change. I work in a person-centred way, integrating different skills best suited for your own individual needs.

People come for counselling for a variety of reasons - some examples being bereavement, loss, trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, work problems.

I believe it is absolutely crucial to find the right counsellor in order to build a relationship of trust and to be able to work together. An initial no-obligation consultation gives you the opportunity to ask any questions before deciding whether we wish to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications:

Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Cert Hyp CS

Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory - Dip CST

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Ad Dip Psy C

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice - Prof Dip Psy C

AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

AIM Qualifications Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

AIM Qualifications Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice 

I work in Private Practice and previously volunteered at The Hummingbird Centre with those affected by cancer.

I am a registered member of the NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society) and abide by their Code of Ethics at all times.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


£55.00 per session

Additional information

Each session lasts 50-minutes at a cost of £55 per session. I offer an initial no obligation full length consultation session to enable us to meet and decide if we are happy to work together.  Payment is required prior to each session. 

Couples Counselling is £80 per hour, £120 for 1.5 hours.

Please note that 48 hours notice must be given for cancellations. Missed appointments will be charged at the full rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening sessions are available.

Further information

I live in a village just outside of Witney and offer both face to face and online counselling appointments.

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Daphne Brien
Daphne Brien