Edwina Vernon

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MSt Oxon UKCP(Accred) MBACP
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Oxford, Oxon, OX2
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About me

My name is Edwina, and I am an experienced accredited therapist offering a warm, reflective approach when thinking about how difficult or distressing aspects of life negatively impact us. My therapeutic approach is to explore and understand feelings, thoughts and actions linked both to your past and present. Negative experiences can be played out in our daily lives and relationships. Being able to understand our behaviours and make positive changes leads to a more fulfilled life.

I see clients with a wide range of issues which include relationships, work issues, loss, bereavement, life limiting conditions, trauma, and depression amongst others.

I offer 1:1 counselling for adults and young people from age 16 plus in person, and on Zoom. I offer long-term open-ended sessions and short-term work for specific issues.

I provide supervision for qualified counsellors and placement counsellors in training.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of UKCP and a registered member of BACP. I have professional insurance and I abide by the UKCP & BACP code of ethics and conduct.

I have extensive experience working in an NHS Psychotherapy Service; Private Practice; University Counselling Service; Senior Management & Safeguarding Lead at a Community Counselling Service serving adults and young people; School Counsellor at Headington School, Oxford and previously at a specialist school for dyslexia. I am a Group Facilitator for Breast Cancer Now Stage 4 cancer groups; Riverside Counselling Service Group Therapy; Kidlington Adult Group whose adult children have complex mental health issues.    

I supervise qualified counsellors and placement counsellors in training at the University of Oxford, Metanoia Institute, London, and Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked in Opera and Music Theatre management in the UK and abroad. I have an interest in business management and performance related issues. I also have an interest in life-limiting conditions.  


  • Master in Psychodynamic Practice - University of Oxford
  • PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice - University of Oxford
  • Foundation Course in Group Analysis – Institute of Group Analysis, Oxford
  • Certificate in Supervision – The Society of Analytical Psychology, London
  • Cruse Bereavement training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA)

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session

Additional information

Face to face session and Zoom counselling fee is £65 for 50 minutes.

Further information

What to do next

I invite you to email me to arrange a free consultation . This enables us to think about your needs, and how we might best work together.


I offer 1:1 counselling for adults and young people from age 16 plus in person at my practice in Summertown, Oxford. I also offer Zoom counselling sessions and telephone counselling sessions.

2A South Parade, Oxford, Oxon, OX2

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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I provide supervision for qualified counsellors and placement counsellors in training.

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Edwina Vernon
Edwina Vernon